New bipartisan measures aimed at ensuring the preservation of family farms in the event of a family member’s death were announced Wednesday after years of attempting to reform the Illinois Estate and Generation Transfer Tax Act.
Rich Miller: It’s becoming more clear, despite his initial promises, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson’s aim has been to pull back from the task of accepting and caring for the continuing influx of asylum-seekers and return to his progressive agenda.
For years, enrollment in Illinois’ public schools has been on the decline, but the number of English Learners (ELs) – students in PreK through 12th grade who require additional programming to develop academic English enabling their full participation in school – is on the rise.
Viewpoint: Illinois must make a significant commitment to establishing a statewide system for preparing and developing effective leaders, crucial for retaining high-quality teachers who can meet students’ learning needs and drive organizational and instructional improvements.
EOI: Like immigration, health care is becoming an issue where state leaders willingly compete with each other to create – to the extent they can control – in-house versions of their views for nationwide policy.