Black students make up just 20 percent of the Oak Park-River Forest High School student population, but they are responsible for more than half of its rule infractions, according to a “School Discipline Report” published by the district.
Even without the increases in the Illinois gas tax now being proposed by state lawmakers, Illinois has the 10th highest state gas taxes in the nation, according to July 2018 numbers from the Washington-based Tax Foundation.
School counselor and "diversity consultant" Binita Donohue leads a special Oak Park-River Forest High School District 200 board meeting Monday night centered on how to equalize academic performance between white and black students.
The state legislature adjourned before taking action on Senate Bill 1597, which would require Illinois consumers to pay a 5 cent fee for every single-use paper or plastic bag, but similar proposals are being considered at the county and local levels.
Just days into her new job as a state representative, Anne Stava-Murray (D-Naperville) has managed to cause a stir among her constituents by characterizing her hometown of Naperville as having “white supremacist policies.”