Clinton, Sanders fight for Obama’s voters

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sparred over the influence of money in politics and the price of their costly proposals in Thursday’s debate as the Democratic candidates for president battled over the future of their party.

Geography, economics lessons for lawmakers

Illinois’ school funding formula is out of whack because state lawmakers have failed to update it for nearly 30 years and because Illinois is so heavily dependent upon property taxes for school funding. Property taxes are so high because lawmakers have also failed to provide the major share of school funding as called for in the state’s constitution.

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