New Illinois law provides busing for nearby students in high-crime areas

A new Illinois law allows school districts in Illinois to provide busing for students who live within 1.5 miles if there is high-crime rates in the area.
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A new Illinois law allows school districts in Illinois to provide busing for students who live within 1.5 miles if there is high-crime rates in the area.

Joseph Bustos is the state affairs and politics reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat, where he strives to hold elected officials accountable and provide context to decisions they make. He has won multiple awards from the Illinois Press Association for coverage of sales tax referendums.