Southeastern Illinois' 29 school districts will receive an extra $4.44 million this year if the Illinois House accepts Gov. Bruce Rauner's version of a school funding bill, according to an analysis by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Acting manager of AmeriCorps’ Illinois-based programs, the Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Serve Illinois), recently reported $17.5 million in federal grants for AmeriCorps members.
The Illinois chapter of Americans for Prosperity is launching an accountability campaign targeting several state representatives, including Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg), over their vote to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on the recently passed budget.