A Danforth driver was treated for a minor injury (Wednesday) in Iroquois County when his car collided with a tractor trailer on Route 49 at County Road 1170N.
50-year-old James Pratt was driving passenger car pulling a recreational trailer. The semi driver, 59-year-old Danny Robinson of Brazil, IN, was backing out of a private driveway on Rt. 49 when he backed into the path of Pratt’s car. Robinson was cited by Illinois State Police for improper backing on a roadway. The accident happened just before 7 am.
After almost a year of fighting over school funding, Governor Bruce Rauner isn't even waiting two days to sign the state's new school funding agreement into law. The governor will put his signature on the plan to create a new funding formula this afternoon at 2:30 in Chicago. The governor and Democratic lawmakers say the plan is 'historic,' though critics say there are a lot of things that they don't like about the package.
A 27-year-old St. Anne woman faces several traffic charges, including DUI, after a crash Tuesday between her car and a school bus. Briana Bobrokowski crossed the centerline of Illinois Route 1 in Kankakee County, hitting the school bus. Nineteen children on the bus were not injured. They were relocated to the St. Anne Elementary School and released to their parents.
Bobrokowki was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and reckless conduct. She also is charged with driving without insurance, improper lane usage, leegal cellphone use, driving in the wrong lane, failure to signal and failure to reduce speed. The bus driver was not injured.
Springfield – A historic bipartisan agreement to replace the state's broken school funding formula with a more fair and equitable evidence-based model has now passed both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly, according to State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington).
"My goal has always been to put together a school funding reform measure that fairly and equitably funds all schools," said Senator Barickman. "The Governor’s signature is now the only remaining step to making that happen and replacing our state's antiquated system for funding schools."
The new agreement utilizes an evidence-based model to distribute funding to schools, a requirement of the recently passed budget. If signed into law as anticipated, schools will soon begin receiving their state funding.
Senator Barickman was the first legislator to introduce evidence-based school funding legislation back in the spring of 2015. The legislation was an attempt to fix the state's woefully outdated funding mechanism with a system that sends dollars to where they are needed most, and where the funding has the best chance of ensuring the success of students. Barickman’s legislation provided an alternative to competing bills that preserved the status quo of taking funding away from some schools and redistributing it to others.
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