An analysis of long-term trends in education spending and student achievement indicates a dramatic increase in spending with little to show for it, according to a recent analysis posted on the DuPage Watchdog website.
Cody Holt and Jeanette Ward were the only Elgin School District U-46 board members to vote against a new teachers' contract extension that provides for a less than 1 percent base salary increase as well as a step increase that averages out to approximately 3 percent.
The intense Aurora mayoral race was recently on full display at Eola Community Center when three of the four remaining candidates gathered for an event where one of the central questions of the campaign was put front and center.
With Illinois facing a 'death spiral,' noted economist Brian Wesbury cannot understand why Gov. Bruce Rauner hasn’t spoken out against recent talk of an added tax hike, which he believes would exacerbate the issue.
Illinois Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno is at the heart of a bold new plan aimed at ending the state’s two-year budget stalemate, which includes income and corporate tax hikes and billions more in added borrowing.
As Missouri and Kentucky join Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin with right-to-work laws making it illegal to force workers to join a union or pay related dues to remain employed, some wonder what the economic impact will be on Southern Illinois.