Approximately 1.9 million Illinoisans – or about 15 percent of the state’s population – were on food stamp rolls in January 2017, according to a Prairie State Wire analysis of 66 Illinois welfare offices.
Sens. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) and Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) added their voices in support of a pair of Senate bills that had to pass together for the federal authorization of $3.5 billion needed to maintain the Illinois Hospital Assessment Program ending in June.
Coles County will receive an $88,783 grant out of $2.7 million in funds earmarked for 17 Illinois counties to help children who have been victims of violent crimes, according to a state criminal justice agency.
Nine public schools in Illinois raised tuition faster than inflation over a three-year period, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of in-state tuition for 2013-14 and 2016-17 at 115 public colleges and universities in 10 Midwest states.