Kimberly Thomas is Illinois Teacher of the Year for 2016
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September 17, 2016

Teacher Of The Year Makes School 'Mathalicious'

Kimberly Thomas is the reigning Illinois Teacher of the Year. The title doesn’t come with a satin sash and a tiara, but you might think it does once you get a taste of Thomas’s extreme effervescence. This Peoria math teacher has a lot more going for her than just bubbles and fizz, but you have to get you a sip of that first.

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April 28, 2016

MAP Grant Funds Not Distributed Equally

Following the signing this week of an emergency funding bill for higher education in Illinois, money for the Monetary Award Program, or MAP grants, has been released. But while students attending colleges on the semester system will receive about half the money they were expecting, those on the quarter system will get just one-third.

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner delivering his 2016 State of the State address.
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January 27, 2016

Gov. Rauner's State Of The State Address: Highlights, Reaction

Gov. Bruce Rauner's State of the State address included proposals for improving Illinois schools, reforms to the state's criminal justice system, support for St. Sen. President Cullerton's pension reform plan and criticism of state employee unions. Illinois labor leaders and African-American lawmakers did not have a positive reaction, while Illinois House Speaker expressed possible support for a new pension reform plan.

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