Bill

Education Reform Bill Awaits Quinn’s Signature

An education reform bill that could dramatically change the way teachers negotiate their contracts has passed both the Illinois House of Representatives and the Senate, and is now awaiting Gov. Pat Quinn’s signature. The Illinois House passed the bill on Thursday, May 12, by a margin on 112-1. In the Senate, it passed 54-0. On […]

Posted in Education, Government, Media, More on the Story, News & Public Affairs | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Teacher Contract Reforms

A number of education reforms were proposed in the Illinois Senate yesterday, many of which could dramatically change the way teachers negotiate their contracts. Here is a summary of the reforms: – Outside of Chicago, education administrators will consider a teacher’s average performance evaluation before laying them off. Years of service will be the tie-breaker […]

Posted in Education, Government, Media, More on the Story, News & Public Affairs, Politics, Social Issues | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Quinn Signs Bill to Abolish Death Penalty

Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill today to end the death penalty in Illinois. “We’ve abolished the death penalty in Illinois, the land of Lincoln. This is the most difficult decision that I’ve made as governor. It was made after many days and nights of reflection and review,” said Quinn at a press conference Wednesday. […]

Posted in Government, More on the Story, News & Public Affairs, Politics, Social Issues | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments