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.
Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) chastised Senate Democrats for their efforts on Sunday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of the state's K-12 funding bill, suggesting that Democrats came close to meeting Republicans halfway but then turned away.
The weather was different, the country was different, but for former Southern Illinois University (SIU) Saluki DeAnna Price, the outcome was pretty much the same, even if she argues she could have done even better.
Saline County taxpayers have reimbursed Harrisburg School District superintendent Mike Gauch $2,414 for trips he has made to Springfield to lobby legislators, according to expense reports obtained by the Southeast Illinois News.
Thirteen Illinois athletes will take their places for the Southern Illinois University (SIU) track and field team this season, according the the university. The group will be joined by recruits from 10 other states and three countries.
Rep. John Cavaletto (R-Salem) wants to know what motivation other than political gamesmanship is keeping Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) from sending the state's public school funding measure to Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Pope Co Community Unit District 1 is one of the few school districts in Illinois with no long-term debt, according to Illinois State Board of Education 2016 financial reports obtained by the SE Illinois News.
Buncombe Consolidated School District 43 is one of the few school districts in Illinois with no long-term debt, according to Illinois State Board of Education 2016 financial reports obtained by the SE Illinois News.