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Flawed school funding plan pending in Senate

<p><span style=”color: black;”>Downstate and suburban school districts could lose hundreds of millions of dollars in state aid every year under a controversial school funding formula

Historic sites generate state revenue

<p style=”margin-bottom: 8pt;”><span>According to </span><a href=”http://www.sj-r.com/article/20160427/NEWS/160429543″><span>The State Journal-Register</span></a><span>, a recent report from the National Park Service notes that $13.8 million were added to the capital

One hundred nineteen days to tax freedom day

<p style=”margin-bottom: 8pt;”><span>This year &ldquo;Tax Freedom Day&rdquo; in Illinois falls on April 29, meaning Illinois residents worked 119 days to pay off their total tax

Illinois holds highest median property tax rate

<p><span>Illinois has the highest median property tax rate in the nation, according to </span><a href=”http://www.corelogic.com/blog/authors/dominique-lalisse/2016/04/comparing-the-real-cost-of-owning-property-across-the-united-states.aspx#.VyNrSlLMblQ”><span>CoreLogic</span></a><span>, a data provider to financial services and real estate companies.

Funding for higher education/MAP grants signed

<p><span>On April 25, Gov<span style=”color: #1f497d;”>. </span>Bruce Rauner signed an appropriations bill providing funding for higher education and MAP grants. The bipartisan solution ensures that

GAVC won the Chapter Growth of the Year Award

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Higher ed funding approved by Governor

<span style=”font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;”> </span> <p style=”text-align: justify;”><span style=”font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;”>On April 25, Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law Senate Bill 2059, a

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