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.


ISU Psychology Prof. John Pryor
Illinois State University
January 15, 2018

How Likely Is Someone To Sexually Harass Others? ISU Prof Has A Scale For That

The stories of sexual assault and harassment that emerged last year seemed to touch every industry. But why do some people, mainly men, sexually harass their colleagues?

Psychologist John Pryor on the faculty at Illinois State University has created a test in an effort to measure a person's tendency to harass someone. It's called the "Likelihood to Sexually Harass Scale."


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January 14, 2018

County Treasurer Responds To “Nasty Joe” Land Case In Urbana

​In 2017, residents of the Timberline Valley South subdivision in northwest Champaign subdivision were surprised to find out their common drainage ponds had been bought up at a tax auction by a Chicago-area firm that threatened them with trespassing. Now, the same firm, Nasty Joe’s LLC, has acquired land in Urbana, and is threatening residents there.


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. 


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