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How Can Illinois Trim Its Massive Amount of Local Government Bodies?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.28.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With 7,000 bodies of government, Illinois leads the nation by a long shot for number of taxing entities. By contrast, Texas ranks second with 5,000.

Illinois' pension reform questions mean the state's financial future is uncertain

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.28.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois' December 2013 pension reform law was deemed unconstitutional Nov. 21 by a Sangamon County Circuit Court judge. The issue is likely headed ...

Child Poverty Holds Steady For The First Time In Years, Census Bureau Finds

Posted 09.12.2012 | Parents

After climbing four years in a row, the U.S. child-poverty rate essentially held firm in 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau announced on Wednesday. In 2...

The Global Search for Education: The 20%

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.08.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The impact of poverty is significant in the outcomes of children in America's education system. So what should we be doing to support the approximate 20 percent of U.S. school children who live in poverty?