Democratic state lawmakers showed their true colors in May when they demanded an investigation into an article about apparently doomed school funding reform legislation, a radio show co-host said recently.
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale’s (SIUC) staff salaries and pensioner benefits perfectly exemplify the factors contributing to the state’s higher education crisis and rising tuition costs, according to the Illinois Policy Institute.
The Southern Illinois University (SIU) Foundation is almost halfway to collecting its fundraising goal of $75 million to help provide scholarships and other benefits to its Carbondale students, SIU announced recently.
Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) is demanding a state investigation after the Kankakee Times reported on the anticipated district-by-district financial impact of his Senate Bill 1, which promises to change the state's formula for dispensing money to public schools.
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale’s commemoration of the 20th anniversary of its Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will culminate with an address from former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar, who signed off on creating the institute in 1995.