The recently passed public school funding measure, Senate Bill 1947, is slated to provide targeted property tax relief to certain sections of Illinois, including several school districts in Lake County.
A new public school funding bill recently passed by the Illinois Legislature, SB1947, includes a scholarship program that would award donated funds to students in lower-income families — up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level — to provide them the opportunity to attend private schools.
Lake County's 49 school districts will receive an extra $11.1 million this year if the Illinois House accepts Gov. Bruce Rauner's version of a school funding bill, according to an analysis by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Acting manager of AmeriCorps’ Illinois-based programs, the Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Serve Illinois), recently reported $17.5 million in federal grants for AmeriCorps members.
While controversy over Illinois' public education funding bill has centered largely on the friction between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Springfield Democrats over what Chicago Public Schools would get, other provisions in the 500-page bill have gone relatively unnoticed.
The Illinois chapter of Americans for Prosperity is launching an accountability campaign targeting several state representatives, including Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills), over their vote to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on the recently passed budget.
Addolorata Villa, a 141-bed skilled, intermediate, and shelter care facility in Wheeling, was cited by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) for violations of the Nursing Home Care Act in the second quarter of 2017.
Approximately one of every five homeowners in Lake County has a mortgage that is 25 percent higher than the value of their home as of March 31, according to a report by Attom Data Solutions, a California-based provider of property data.
A recent analysis by Local Government Information Services (LGIS), which owns this publication, found almost 50,000 duplicate voter registration records, representing Illinois residents who are registered multiple times.