In a year when 73 percent of Urban Prep Charter Academy West Campus High School seniors graduated on time, 71 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll in remedial courses.
About 89 percent of ninth graders in 2018 were on track to graduate at a school where the four-year graduation rate was 87 percent that year, according to the latest Illinois schools report card by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Illinois' highest-in-the-nation property taxes are eroding home equity and depressing home values across the state. This report is part of a SYHN News Service series on recent home sales that demonstrate the consequences.
Ammie Kessem, a Republican who lost her bid to represent the 19th District in the Illinois House of Representatives, argues that the easy passage of Senate Bill 3531 during the legislature’s lame duck session demonstrates just how the state is fast on the road to nowhere.
The truancy rate at Galileo Elementary Math & Science Schol Academy fell to 14 percent during the 2017-18 school year, according to a Chicago City Wire analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.