School funding is one of the key issues in the General Assembly’s budget debate. Everyone agrees the current funding formula needs to change, but there’s less agreement on how to fix it. A bipartisan effort is poised for a floor vote in the House , but in the Senate, compromise appears to have fallen apart.
Lawmakers have been trying to change the way Illinois funds schools for years now, with no luck. But a new plan called the Evidence Based Model seems to be gaining momentum.
It was just about 105 years ago when the luxury liner Titanic sank on April 15, 1912. The disaster made news around the world.
There are reasons for legalizing industrial hemp. Might pot and ditch weed help ease the state's financial crisis and boost its farm economy?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jXWDyyFesE What will Bill Murray do next? The beloved actor's curiosity seems boundless. It should be no surprise, then, to learn that his new project finds him paired with a classical cellist. Jan Vogler and Murray met a few years back on an overseas flight, where the seeds of an idea were planted. The result is New Worlds , their new show which makes its U.S. debut at Festival Napa Valley on July 20, and will be released as an album in August. The...