Thompson Center Rally Seeks Public Funds For Private SchoolsStudents, 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.
Republican Lawmakers Want To End Special State Funding For CPSSome 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.
Governor Again Suspends State Funds For Uno; Puts $15M On HoldFor 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.
Daycare Providers Say State Is Pulling FundingDaycare centers whose clients receive state funding say Illinois government is pulling payments. CBS 2's Marissa Bailey reports.
Public Universities Begin Push For State Funding For Next YearState 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.
Quinn Announces $623M In Construction Funds For SchoolsMore than 30 Illinois school districts will split $623 million in state construction funding to repair and update aging facilities, under a program announced Thursday.
Lawsuit Contests State Funds For Private SchoolsAn Illinois man filed a federal lawsuit Monday contesting the legality of the state providing funding to private schools, including several in Chicago.
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.
Judge Tosses Atheist's Suit Over Downstate CrossA 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.