More than 130 Illinois public school administrators who signed witness slips in opposition to a bipartisan bill that aims to consolidate Illinois school districts make six-figure salaries, according to an analysis compiled this week.
In-state tuition and book costs for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will continue to be among the highest for schools in the Big 10 conference, despite the UI Board of Trustees' vote on Thursday to extend an in-state tuition freeze for the fifth-straight year.
Shawnee Community College sports programs brought in $5,775 per athlete in revenue in 2016, meaning its athletes on average generated the 82nd highest sports revenue of any school in Illinois that year, according to a Southern Illinois News analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.
Illinois received a score of 72 on making key financial information accessible and understandable to the public, according to a new report from Truth in Accounting (TIA), a Chicago-based policy institute.
Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chief Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) gave a total of $760,184 to Elizabethtown State House candidate Natalie Phelps Finnie this election cycle, state filings show.
An annual Illinois assessment of student, school and school district performance labels more than 77 percent of K-12 schools as exemplary or commendable, even though students' academic test results appear static and sub-par in many instances
Head coaches of Shawnee Community College's men’s teams earn an average of $41,368 annually – the 65th highest average salary in the state – according to a Southern Illinois News analysis of federal education data.
Head coaches of Shawnee Community College women’s teams earn an average of $31,378 annually – the 75th highest average salary in the state – according to a Southern Illinois News analysis of federal education data.
Jonesboro State House candidate Marsha Griffin received another $69,363 from Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chief Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) between Sept. 6 and Sept. 30, state filings show.
Though Democrat Brendan Kelly surged in fundraising in Illinois’ 12th Congressional District during the second quarter, Republican Michael Bost maintains a campaign war chest that surpasses his opponent’s by more than $550,000, the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform (ICPR) reports.