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The expression “it takes a village” was on clear display in Washington, Ill., on Thursday.
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It's hard to find an issue that unites Illinois lawmakers, yet members of both political parties and Governor Bruce Rauner have consistently agreed the state needs to change the way it funds schools. Now, with the filing of two separate legislative plans, that once-unison chorus sounds out of tune. State Senator Jason Barickman is the author of one of those plans. Our education desk reporter Dusty R hodes quizzed him on how he intends to fix the flaws in the state's current funding formula.
The U.S. economy grew at just a 0.7 percent annual rate in the first quarter of this year, according to the latest report on the gross domestic product from the Commerce Department. That's below market expectations and indicates the economy grew at the slowest pace in three years. Weak auto sales and lower home-heating bills dragged down consumer spending, offsetting a pickup in investment led by housing and oil drilling. Employment costs rose 0.8 percent in the first quarter. This "advance"...
- Congress Passes Stopgap Measure To Fund Government, Averting Shutdown
- France's New Far-Right Leader Quits Over Alleged Holocaust Denial
- His Parents' Death Gave Him A Mission: Stop The Medical Brain Drain
- Trump Warns Of Potential 'Major, Major Conflict' With North Korea
- GDP Grew Just 0.7 Percent In First Quarter Of 2017