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.
June 10 became "Farm City Days" this year throughout Illinois thanks to Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton), who got the Illinois House to pass a resolution celebrating Benton's first Farm City Days in 21 years, according to a press release.
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.