Opinions

Reeder: School funding reform law creates 'budgetary time bomb'
Sep 06, 2017

SPRINGFIELD – Last week, the Illinois General Assembly passed a measure that lays the foundatio...

Miller: How the long road to education funding reform came to an end
Sep 05, 2017

It’s been clear for decades that the way Illinois funds its public schools has been wrong-heade...

Miller: Does Rauner really want to compromise on school funding?
Aug 21, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner has said for the past several days that he's open to just about any sort of com...

Miller: Go back to the original version of SB 1
Aug 14, 2017

Chicago has vast property wealth and the largest population by far in Illinois. But it also has a...

Reeder: SB 1 will compound Illinois' school funding problems
Aug 08, 2017

Opinion  SPRINGFIELD – “Sir, are you a parent? Are you concerned about schools not openin...

Miller: Is Rauner trying to sabotage SB 1?
Aug 07, 2017

Opinion The education funding reform bill which passed the House and Senate in May and was fin...

Rauner pits downstate, Chicago schools against each other with special session
Jul 31, 2017

During the lead-up to the recent special legislative session over the state budget and a tax hike...

If you thought the tax hike was bad, wait until you see SB 1
Jul 26, 2017

Guest view A 32 percent tax hike wasn't enough, now the Democrats’ school funding formula wi...

Miller: Why Rauner's top, most loyal political aide had to leave
Jul 24, 2017

In the end, Mike "Z" Zolnierowicz had only one choice. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s top political lieute...

Illinois school funding reform at a critical juncture
Jul 24, 2017

Guest view After two years, six days, and 16 hours, Illinois finally passed a budget earlier t...

Rauner's staff shakeup sends clear signal of what's to come
Jul 17, 2017

Opinion  After Gov. Bruce Rauner hired Illinois Policy Institute president Kristina Rasmussen...

Reeder: Illinois could learn a thing or two from the Lone Star State
Jul 11, 2017

Opinion  LEAGUE CITY, Texas – I was in Texas last month doing some reporting and I was a bi...

Miller: It won't be long before trouble returns to the Capitol
Jul 10, 2017

After years of ugly gridlock and weeks of groups and political leaders whipping up an already dis...

Illinois House may want to rethink voting on the budget today
Jul 06, 2017

In the last week, some fast-moving developments arrived under the cover of the long July 4 weeken...

Opinion: Cutting Medicaid unravels my health
Jun 28, 2017

Opinion  I did the hard part. I ended a three-year-long toxic relationship. Now all that was...


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