Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-Chicago)
Lashawnkford.com
January 16, 2018

‘A Lesson For How NOT To Do Bill-Making’

Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner used his veto authority to make big changes to a small clean-up bill that’s necessary to enact school funding reform. Democrats who pushed the reform warned that Rauner’s action could derail the bipartisan effort to make school funding more equitable. As it turns out, they’re not the only ones upset about it.


Legislators in the statehouse
Seth Perlman/AP File Photo
January 13, 2018

After Rauner Veto, Lawmakers Consider Next Steps On School Funding

Schools and lawmakers are considering next steps now that more than 170 school districts in Illinois stand to lose additional money that was promised to them under the state’s new school funding formula.The landmark law passed last year with the intent to even the economic playing field for public schools across the state by providing more state dollars to the neediest districts. 


A White House statement issued Thursday notably did not deny that President Trump used the vulgarity to refer to African countries, but Friday morning, Trump wrote: "This was not the language used" in a tweet.
Carolyn Kaster/AP
January 12, 2018

Trump Denies Using Vulgar Slur; Durbin Says He Said It

President Trump is denying reports, from NPR and other news outlets, that in a Thursday meeting at the White House, he disparaged African nations as "shithole countries" and questioned why the United States would admit immigrants from them and other nations, like Haiti.


State Rep. & state Attorney General candidate Scott Drury,
Illinois General Assembly
January 11, 2018

Drury, Mariotti To Remain On Ballot For Attorney General

"Access to the ballot is a substantial right" argued Scott Drury's attorney, Casey Westover. It was the argument that was overall victorious in the hearing before the Illinois State Board of Elections Thursday, which claimed Drury should not be allowed on the ballot for Illinois attorney general due to a technicality with his statement of economic interest. 


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