Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza testifies at a legislative hearing on Tuesday May 9.
NPR Illinois
May 10, 2017

Illinois School Districts Still Missing State Funds

Comptroller Susana Mendoza says she’s not sure when school districts will receive state money owed to them for the rest of this school year. The state of Illinois still owes local school districts nearly $1 billion to cover the current school year. But Mendoza, a Democrat, says she’s not sure when they’ll actually get the money.


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University of Illinois at Springfield
May 08, 2017

U of Illinois-Springfield Professors’ Deal Ends Strike

University of Illinois-Springfield administrators and a union representing professors have reached a tentative contract agreement, ending a strike that started last week. The University of Illinois Springfield United Faculty union represents nearly 170 tenured and tenure-track faculty members. Representatives of the school and the union announced the deal Sunday.


Sen. Heather Steans
Sen. Heather Steans' Office
May 03, 2017

Senate Democrats Want Republican Votes On Stopgap Spending Plan

Illinois Senate Democrats are hoping to win bipartisan support for a partial government spending plan. The proposal would release more than $800 million that’s been collected in special state accounts for higher education and human services, areas that have been particularly squeezed during the 22-month budget stalemate.


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