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Maps of Illinois Redistricting Plans Released

The Senate Redistricting Committee released a Census-driven redistricting proposal for review. Chairman Kwame Raoul announced the release of the maps to the public as “…part of the aggressive effort we’ve taken to engage the public in the redistricting process.” Check out the redistricting maps below, for the City of Chicago, Cook and Collar Counties and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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