Barbara Flynn Currie Illinois House Panel Picks Up Education Funding Reform By The Associated Press • Mar 14, 2017 Henryk Sadura/123rf Stock Photo Illinois House members are picking up education funding reform where they say a commission convened by the governor left off. Lawmakers gathered Tuesday to discuss proposals to revise the way Illinois finances its public schools. Illinois could lift donation caps in 'super PAC' races By Todd Hatton • May 31, 2012 The Illinois House has approved a plan to drop campaign-donation limits in races where super PACs jump in with big money. Revamped Illinois Prison Release Plan Moves to House By Gary Pitts • May 29, 2012 wikipedia.org An Illinois House committee yesterday approved early release for prison inmates. They say it will help the state avoid legal trouble over a severely crowded system.