Superintendents, principals, business officials, and school board members all lean on their state organizations to keep them informed. They join together to produce an "Alliance Legislative Report". Here is a link to the most recent update: ALR 99-36.
There continues to be a major butting of heads between Governor Rauner and Speaker Madigan. However, there appears to be an open dialogue between Senate President Cullerton. That's a step in the right direction, but we need more than steps because the state of Illinois is miles away from a stable financial future.