Voices for Illinois Chilldren

There’s a movement to balance the state’s budget by bringing in more revenue instead of cutting programs. Tuesday night, local school superintendents were joined by other community leaders at a forum at Rock Valley College to hear plans on how  to “break the budget gridlock.”

Illinois Kids Count

An annual report by a child's advocacy group says child poverty rates are getting worse in Illinois:  one in five children in the state lived in poverty in 2010. According to the Kids Count study released by the group Voices for Illinois Children, child poverty rates have risen for all groups in Illinois, with African Americans and Latinos continuing to be the worst off.