New statistics released by the Illinois State Board of Education show that more than half of Illinois' public school students are low-income.
The Illinois State Board of Education is warning school districts to prepare to make due with less next fiscal year.
Voters in several northern Illinois counties were asked to approve sales-tax hikes on Tuesday. The ballot initiatives aimed to bring in more revenue for school districts in need of facility upgrades.
Some northern Illinois school districts are part of voluntary downsizing efforts identified in a commission's report that was issued this week.