Group says Illinois parents should know sex ed opt-out rights

(The Center Square) – As the new school year is well underway, a parent’s rights advocacy group is urging Illinois families to know what their options are concerning sex education… Read More

September 26, 2023
Illinois lawmakers react to Missouri law protecting minors from transgender procedures

(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he will support any family who moves to Illinois from Missouri after a new law in the Show Me State bans procedures… Read More

September 13, 2023
Sexually explicit library books subject of Congressional hearing

(The Center Square) – The books being made available to children in public schools and libraries was the topic of a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, with an Illinois law… Read More

September 13, 2023
Public Education
Union president’s school choice hypocrisy sparks debate over Illinois’ expiring program

(The Center Square) – Officials from across Illinois are sharing their views on whether the state should extend the Invest In Kids school choice scholarship program, which is set to expire… Read More

September 11, 2023
Public Education
Chicago Teachers Union leader opposed school choice, reportedly sends her child to private school

Many leaders who oppose school choice have been known to send their children to private schools. This includes both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala… Read More

September 7, 2023
School choice scholarship renewal ‘the fight’ of Illinois’ veto session

(The Center Square) – With a new school year underway or about to begin for students in schools across Illinois, some attending a private school using scholarships from the Invest… Read More

September 1, 2023
Public Education
School board fires teacher after parents complain about ‘Satan worship’ social media posts

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – An Illinois school board fired an art teacher Sunday after parents complained the educator was posting about “Satan worship” and violence on social media, according… Read More

August 22, 2023
Public Education
Illinois public school teacher arrested and charged with grooming a student

An Illinois high school teacher was arrested by the Rockford Police Department on grooming charges Friday. Marshall Pratt, 61, was investigated by the department’s Sensitive Crimes Unit after he was… Read More

August 21, 2023
Multi-occupancy genderless bathrooms are now legal in Illinois

(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a measure that allows multi-occupancy bathrooms in the Land of Lincoln to be genderless if a business or public institution chooses. Read More

August 15, 2023
New Illinois law closes loophole to prevent sexual grooming of students

(The Center Square) – A new Illinois law fortifies existing legislation aimed at preventing the sexual grooming of students by teachers and staff. The law is named after Illinois resident… Read More

August 8, 2023
Abortion activists turn to legislation to target pregnancy care centers, pro-life advocate warns

(The Daily Signal) – Pro-abortion forces have moved from physically attacking pro-life pregnancy care centers to weaponizing legislation against them, according to the Rev. Jim Harden. In recent… Read More

August 7, 2023
Public Education
Some question taxpayer cost of Illinois law mandating full day kindergarten

(The Center Square) – Future kindergartners in Illinois will be spending more time in the classroom. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law requiring school districts to establish a… Read More

August 4, 2023
Public Education
Judge denies Chicago Public Schools’ attempt to commandeer charter schools

Chicago Public Schools’ campaign to take over two charter schools has been shot down in court. CPS has been trying to close two charter schools run by Urban Prep Academies,… Read More

August 1, 2023
Public Education
Thousands on waiting list as Illinois school choice program set to expire

(The Center Square) – Republican state Rep. Blaine Wilhour says there’s a reason why parents came out in support of the Invest in Kids scholarship by a nearly 3-1 margin… Read More

July 26, 2023
Freedom Caucus calls for Illinois public libraries to withdraw from American Library Association

(The Center Square) – Some Illinois Republicans want public libraries in the state to withdraw from the American Library Association.  Public libraries have been a hotly debated topic in recent… Read More

July 25, 2023
Public Education
Children’s hospital agreed to pay employee to give ‘drag performance’ to school kids

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A Chicago children’s hospital agreed to pay one of its employees to give a drag performance at a public school event for students, according to… Read More

July 13, 2023
Children’s hospital charges schools thousands for trainings on how to teach about gender identity

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – An Illinois children’s hospital is charging school districts thousands of dollars for a sex education workshop that features lessons on how to teach kids about… Read More

June 26, 2023
Public Education
Audit of the Illinois State Board of Education shows continued problems

(The Center Square) – Overstating its budget, failure to properly audit license requirements and other reporting issues are all listed in an Illinois Auditor General report of the Illinois State… Read More

June 21, 2023
School choice group says Illinois parents in limbo with fate of Invest in Kids program unknown

(The Center Square) – Nearly 10,000 scholarship recipients and their families face uncertainty after Illinois lawmakers failed to extend the Invest in Kids program.  The program, which grants tax credits… Read More

June 19, 2023
Illinois state agency hosting closed event to promote ‘Gender-Affirming Care for Youth’

(The Center Square) – An Illinois state agency is hosting an internal event titled “Dispelling Myths Around Gender-Affirming Care For Youth.” A state senator has concerns about normalizing what he… Read More

June 16, 2023