Leading News

March 27, 2017
In Monday’s Leading News, Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) has introduced a new school funding plan, SB 1 in the state’s “grand bargain.” What will it take to get a budget deal done? Illinois requests dismissal of a CPS lawsuit based on equality. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports on Metro East county sales tax proposals. Finally in the news, after-school programs face federal cuts.

Click on the links above or the headlines below to read more.

Is 4th Time The Charm?
Manar Files New School Funding Compromise Bill
Dusty Rhodes, WUIS Education Desk, Springfield, March 24

Can budget deal ever get done with Rauner, Madigan at the table?
Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune, March 24

State asks judge to dismiss CPS lawsuit alleging
'separate and unequal' education funding
Juan Perez Jr., Chicago Tribune, March 24

Starved by Springfield, Metro East schools seek 1-cent sales tax hike
Kevin McDermott, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 25

After-school programs on President Trump’s chopping block
Jason Nevel, State Journal-Register, Springfield, March 21



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