The state’s new education funding reform law, ironed out through bipartisan compromise, stands in stark contrast to the more one-sided state budget that passed earlier this summer, Rep. Tim Butler (R-Springfield) said in a recent press release.
Illinois’ new school funding formula will make a great education more accessible to all of the state’s children, according to Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-Leland Grove) in a press release that explains key provisions of the law.
A new public school funding bill recently passed by the Illinois Legislature, SB1947, includes a scholarship program that would award donated funds to students in lower-income families — up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level — to provide them the opportunity to attend private schools.
Distinguished Professor Michael Hogan was the highest-earning individual at University of Illinois at Springfield in 2016, with total compensation reaching $306,269 according to a Sangamon Sun analysis of Illinois Board of Higher Education data.
Chair of Surgery and Professor Chancellor Michael Neumeister was the highest-earning individual at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 2016, with total compensation reaching $750,000 according to a Sangamon Sun analysis of Illinois Board of Higher Education data.
Athletes in Action tracks players with ties to communities within the Sangamon Sun coverage area as they compete at the collegiate level. The following football players will compete during the week of Aug. 27 to Sept. 2.