families

New law aims to help military family children

Jun 30, 2014

Children in military families should have an easier time changing schools when their parents transferring in and of out of Illinois. IPR’s Hannah Meisel reports on a law Governor Pat Quinn signed over the weekend.

Last summer, Tom White retired from the U.S. Army and accepted a post teaching military law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. But instead of moving his family near his work in Illinois, White opted to live in Valparaiso, Indiana, and commute at least an hour each day.

Challenges for military families moving into IL

Mar 3, 2014

Moving to a new state is never easy, especially when you’re a school-aged kid. But for military families who move more frequently than most, laws in Illinois create a unique challenge — and, in some cases, a barrier to entry. Illinois Public Radio’s Hannah Meisel reports