The state's Tea Party-backed superintendent created an intraparty rift over schools. Now, she's taking the fight to the next level and trying to unseat the incumbent governor from her own party.
It's up to voters in November to decide whether the state will change the way it funds public college scholarships.
A new study of Illinois' efforts to boost math and science graduation requirements casts doubt on the effectiveness of the policy.
New survey data shows the gap between policy wonks and finance geeks could be shrinking.