With Illinois facing an unprecedented third straight year without a full budget, Gov. Bruce Rauner called lawmakers back to Springfield on Thursday to hammer out a deal before fiscal year 2018 begins in July.
A Denver school busing program known as Success Express probably would not work well in Illinois, the president of the Illinois Association for Pupil Transportation (IAPT) told the Sangamon Sun recently.
All state transportation work will be at risk if legislators do not pass a budget in the next few weeks, according to the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association’s (IRTBA) latest weekly newsletter.
The Illinois Policy Institute says the state’s higher education crisis is manifesting at the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) in the form of significant increases to tuition, which more than doubled over the course of a decade.
Officials in Springfield and around the country are talking about a “pension cliff” and trying to determine what will happen as large numbers of educators become fully vested in school district pension benefit systems.
Local governments throughout Illinois own a total of more than 270,000 cars, according to the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW), who also say they are working on a system to allow anyone to quickly identify municipal vehicles.