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.
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.
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.
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.
The Atlanta, Illinois, Public Library Board approved loans at its November 2013 and January 2014 meetings that were not listed on the agendas, thus violating the Open Meetings Act (OMA), according to the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW).