Schools in Illinois – and particularly in Chicago – have been a focus of tremendous attention in the past few years. Many promising changes are underway, but they will require political support to be fully realized. This year’s school actions, new leadership in Chicago Public Schools, and a handful of legislative initiatives in Springfield promise to bring yet more attention, and DFER’s IL PAC will be an invaluable resource for supporting strong leadership.
Campaign finance law in Illinois continues to evolve, and state PACs are subject to new limits on the size of each contribution. Yet competitive elections remain expensive, so each individual gift to DFER’s IL PAC is even more valuable than in the past.