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Illinois replaces ACT with SAT

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 15, 2016

The state of Illinois announced Thursday that it will now require high school students to take the College Board’s SAT test instead of the ACT.Despite protests from the ACT, the decision was made to use the SAT after a state procurement process.The board’s contract with the ACT expired on June 30, 2015. After...

Illinois ranks 19th in gender parity

Illinois ranks 19th in gender parity

By Lilly Mashayek

December 9, 2015

The state of Illinois’ progress on gender parity has come to a standstill since 1993, despite efforts to help increase female representation in government.Illinois was ranked as just above average for equal representation of women in office, according to a report by Representation 2020, a FairVote prog...