Illinois public schools are funded by two main sources--property taxes and state money. State senator Andy Manar, a Democrat from Macoupin County, introduced legislation that would change that formula.
It didn't make it through the General Assembly last session, but Manar feels confident the issue will be debated again by the new legislature.
“There's only a few people that believe that the state aid formula today, as it exists, works well. And those are the ones that benefit at the expense of the masses from today's system.”
Ever wondered why some areas of your community flood more than others? It might be because they are located in a flood plain. Kingsley Allan, a GIS Manager for the Illinois State Water Survey, who helped design a mobile friendly version of the website Illinoisfloodmaps.org, says residents can use their service to learn about flooding in their area.
Smartphones are changing our brains. That’s according to a study in the journal Current Biology.
The trait is more pronounced in musicians such as violinists, but smartphone users are more developed in the region of their brains that is associated with touch, or movement of a thumb across a touchscreen.