Tom White http://wuis.org en Laws For Military Children Strengthened http://wuis.org/post/laws-military-children-strengthened <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Children in military families should have an easier time changing schools when their parents transfer in and of out of Illinois, according to a law Governor Pat Quinn signed over the weekend.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last summer, Tom White retired from the U.S. Army and accepted a post teaching military law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. But instead of moving his family near his work in Illinois, White opted to live in Valparaiso, Indiana, and commute at least an hour each day.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:48:16 +0000 Hannah Meisel 28459 at http://wuis.org Laws For Military Children Strengthened Military Children Hampered By Illinois Laws, Advocates Say http://wuis.org/post/military-children-hampered-illinois-laws-advocates-say <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Moving to a new state is never easy, especially when you’re a school-aged kid. But for military families who move more frequently than most, laws in Illinois create a unique challenge — and, in some cases, a barrier to entry.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Think back to the last time you were ‘the new kid.’ Maybe it was freshman year of college, or when you started a new job or even joined a book club.</span></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:35:09 +0000 Hannah Meisel 20119 at http://wuis.org Military Children Hampered By Illinois Laws, Advocates Say