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Students work on their math in instructor Tasia Fields fourth grade classroom at Carman-Buckner Elementary School Jan. 22, 2016 in Waukegan, Ill. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Cash-strapped schools continue to wait for state funding

By Jason Nevel | The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Ill.
January 9, 2018
AJ Travis, 16, of De Soto, takes the U.S. and Illinois Constitution tests Wednesday in preparation for his graduation from Carbondale Community High School’s Rebound program. “I wasn’t doing well in high school,” Travis said. “I was scared to go to classes because of the pressure of too many people and the pressure of doing well. … When I came here they told me the only thing holding you back is yourself. You are the leader of your own path. … This program is really important to a lot of people, especially myself because without it, I would be stuck at home with no direction. Because of this program I’m finally getting the education that I want and I’m finally going to go somewhere in life.” Travis is beginning his first semester at John A. Logan College this fall. The Rebound program, which assists people 16 years of age and older in their attainment of a secondary-education credential, faces possible closure fall semester if it does not receive state or federal funding. — April 27, 2016, Carbondale, Ill. 

State senators urge ISBE to accelerate teacher shortage study

By John Reidy | Herald & Review, Decatur, Illinois
November 16, 2017
Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks with members of the media Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, following his visit to Carbondale High School's Rebound program. (Ryan Michalesko | @photosbylesko)

Funding bill passes, but schools are still waiting for answers, dollars

By Robyn L. Kirsch | Belleville News-Democrat
September 8, 2017
Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton listen as Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks about making changes in the state on Monday Jan. 12, 2015 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

State makes first school funding payments

By Valerie Wells | Herald & Review, Decatur
September 7, 2017
Students work on their math in instructor Tasia Fields fourth grade classroom at Carman-Buckner Elementary School Jan. 22, 2016 in Waukegan, Ill. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

What you need to know to apply for state’s new private school scholarships

By Lexi Cortes | Belleville News-Democrat
September 6, 2017
Chance the Rapper performs in the group The Social Expirement at the Austin Music Hall on March 20, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

Chance the Rapper disappointed by ‘vague answers’ from Rauner

By Kim Geiger | Chicago Tribune
March 3, 2017
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