When you’re running for elected office, you need to get people to sign your nominating petitions to get on the ballot. It can be a slog, with every waking moment pestering shoppers leaving grocery stores or asking your neighbors for their John Hancock.
Two lawmakers from central Illinois on Monday proposed an overhaul of the state’s higher education system, making it easier for students to apply to public universities while also putting those schools through new “economic efficiency reviews.”
Leah Johnson is more than just the new volleyball coach at Illinois State. She’s a juggler, learning to balance the roles of a Division I coach and as the mother of a 3-year-old daughter and a 4-month-old son.