Governor Rauner and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad voucher program

August was eventful, to say the least. White supremacists and Nazis marched on Charlottesville, proudly and publicly defending their beliefs. An eclipse darkened skies across the country. The Gulf Coast was submerged by thousand-year floods. Then, on Monday, reporters heard the most shocking news of all, straight from the Illinois Executive Mansion. In a press … Continue reading Governor Rauner and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad voucher program

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Reflections: Blue Hilltern in a Red Legislature

Emerging from the intern cubby after six amazing weeks on the Hill, I leave just like I came: wide-eyed, hopeful, and hungry for change. Except, a new feeling of confidence has wiggled its way in. First arriving in DC, I was honestly quite cautious. The Hill was actually on a hill (who knew altitude was … Continue reading Reflections: Blue Hilltern in a Red Legislature