Illinois State Sen. Andy Manar Resigning To Become Senior Adviser To Gov. JB PritzkerManar, who has been a lead budget negotiator for Illinois Senate Democrats and advocate for school funding reform during his eight years in office, will step down from his seat on Jan. 17.
Democrat Chris Kennedy To Run For Illinois GovernorIt is Democratic businessman's first run at an elected office, but as CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, Chris Kennedy says he's ready for the job.
Lawmakers Convene Bipartisan Panel On School FundingThe panel will meet with Illinois educators at the Capitol on Tuesday to address the state's decades-old education formula that some lawmakers say unfairly penalizes students in poor districts.
Lawmakers Debate Illinois' School Funding FormulaParents and teachers frustrated with Illinois' school funding formula rallied for action Tuesday at the state Capitol, as House lawmakers opened talks on a bill that aims to even out disparities between districts by pumping more state dollars into poorer ones and giving less to the wealthiest.