State Funding

Day care operator Mildred Hughes says she lost state funding weeks ago. (Credit: CBS)

State Funding Cuts Add To Struggles Of South Side Day Care Operator

CBS 2’s Jim Williams visited a South Side family hurt by state budget cuts even before the governor took office.


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Thompson Center Rally Seeks Public Funds For Private Schools

Students, teachers and parents staged a big rally for so-called “school choice” at the Thompson Center today, trying to make sure their voices are heard in the debate over school funding.


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Republican Lawmakers Want To End Special State Funding For CPS

Some Republican lawmakers have renewed an effort to end one of the state funding sources for the Chicago Public Schools, so districts outside the city can get more money.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Governor Again Suspends State Funds For Uno; Puts $15M On Hold

For the second time this year, Gov. Pat Quinn has suspended state funding to the scandal-scarred United Neighborhood Organization, the biggest charter-school operator in Illinois.


Regina Meus, a provider of subsidized daycare, says she may close if the state of Illinois withholds funding this month. (CBS)

Daycare Providers Say State Is Pulling Funding

Daycare centers whose clients receive state funding say Illinois government is pulling payments. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


Illinois State Capitol

Public Universities Begin Push For State Funding For Next Year

State university officials have begun their annual trek to Springfield, testifying before panels of House and Senate lawmakers about what their financial needs will be for the upcoming fiscal year.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2012

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Quinn Announces $623M In Construction Funds For Schools

More than 30 Illinois school districts will split $623 million in state construction funding to repair and update aging facilities, under a program announced Thursday.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

Photo Of An Old Style Blackboard With Chalk And Felt Eraser (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

Lawsuit Contests State Funds For Private Schools

An Illinois man filed a federal lawsuit Monday contesting the legality of the state providing funding to private schools, including several in Chicago.


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Will School Districts Get Due State Funds?

During the wait for Gov. Pat Quinn’s about budget proposal, suburban school systems are facing great uncertainty.

WBBM Newsradio–02/16/2011

Rob Sherman

Judge Tosses Atheist’s Suit Over Downstate Cross

A federal judge has tossed an atheist’s lawsuit, which sought to force the return of a state grant that helped pay for restoration of an 11-story cross that is considered a landmark in southern Illinois.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2011