Posts tagged "funding"

The Chicago Reporter awarded two grants to bolster data, immigration reporting

The Chicago Reporter awarded two grants to bolster data, immigration reporting
We’re excited to announce that The Chicago Reporter has won two grants that will bolster our data-driven reporting and will give us the tools necessary to look at immigration policy in Mexico. The first grant we won was for $5,000 from IRE Data Journalism Fund, sponsored by Google Idea, best known for applying technological solutions... Read more »

Signed into law: harsher penalties for selling heroin; mandated evaluation of bilingual programs

At the end of each session in Springfield, a pile of bills that pass the legislature end up on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk awaiting his signature. We’ll keep track of those that make it into law. Mandating evaluation of bilingual programs in public schools at the state level – HB 3819 requires the Illinois Advisory... Read more »

Bill to admit domestic violence priors as evidence in murder cases awaits Quinn

As the murder trial against former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson gets under way, his history of domestic violence is expected to play a key role. Peterson is accused of murdering his then-wife Kathleen Savio in 2004, and prosecutors are expected to use his previous record of abuse against Savio to try and convict him.... Read more »

Daley stands by TIF use, won't use money to save schools

Last week, support grew for dispersing Chicago TIF funds to aid the struggling city budget and prevent more cuts to Chicago Public Schools. Yesterday, Mayor Richard M. Daley defended TIFs intended use, including improvements to public transportation hubs like Chicago’s Morgan Street Station that houses CTA’s green and pink lines. Also: In education reform debate,... Read more »