Election Day is not until November 8, but you can cast your ballot now through November 7 at early voting locations throughout the state. Early voting allows you to vote at your convenience if you work long hours, a varied schedule, must travel on Election Day or simply want to cast your ballot at a […]
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has begun its annual budget process for FY2018 and it’s critical that your voice is part of the conversation. Each year ISBE hosts hearings around the state to allow community members the opportunity to influence the Board’s budgeting process. It’s important for early childhood advocates to attend these […]
Today, the last day of FY2016, the Illinois General Assembly passed a bipartisan budget! It includes full FY2017 funding for education. The budget also includes funding for human services, other state programs and operations for all of FY2016 and the first half of FY2017 (through December 2016). What’s in the budget? The agreement includes: A […]
There is a bill before the governor that will provide partial relief to the human services organizations that have been providing critical services across the state without reimbursement for nearly a year–please take 5 minutes to help urge its passing! With strong bi-partisan support, the General Assembly on Thursday advanced an emergency stopgap funding bill, […]
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Last Friday the House and Senate approved SB2059, legislation that provides limited, stopgap funding to higher education and the Monetary Assistance Program (MAP grants). The bill is paid for by funds in the Advancing Education Fund and was signed into law (Public Act 99-502) by Governor Rauner on Monday, April 25. Before adjourning on Friday, the […]
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has begun its annual budget process for FY2017 and it’s critical that your voice is part of the conversation. Each year, ISBE hosts hearings around the state to allow community members to weigh in on the board’s priorities to inform its proposed budget. It’s important that early childhood […]
This Tuesday, November 10, the General Assembly reconvenes, and it’s imperative that your legislators are present to take action. Call and email your lawmakers today, ask whether they will attend session on November 10, then strongly encourage them to vote “yes” in support of Senate Bill (SB) 570, which would revoke the harmful and restrictive […]
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