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Friday, December 21, 2018
Saluting Blake Kinnett; Helping those with cancer

Vermilion County honors Blake KinnettMonday afternoon a community event was held at Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin High School to honor Blake Kinnett, a local student who has been courageously fighting a battle with…


Friday, December 14, 2018
Transportation survey; New laws coming January 1

IDOT wants your opinionIllinois motorists are being asked for their opinion on the status of the state’s highway system. The Illinois Department of Transportation is conducting its annual Traveler Opinion…


Friday, December 7, 2018
Unemployment numbers; Meningitis warning

Unemployment rises slightly in Illinois metro areasOctober 2018 Illinois unemployment rates rose slightly in 12 out of 14 Illinois metropolitan areas according to information from the Illinois Department of Employment…


Friday, November 30, 2018
Happy 200th Illinois; Veto session wraps up

Happy 200th birthday to Illinois! Monday December 3 will mark the 200th anniversary of the state of Illinois’ admission to the union back in 1818. It will be the day that…


Friday, November 16, 2018
Veto session begins; returning missing medals

House back in Springfield for fall session On Tuesday the fall “veto session” of the General Assembly got underway. This is the brief, annual meeting of the House and Senate…


Friday, November 9, 2018
New Governor, General Assembly elected; State report card issued

Illinois elects new Governor, General Assembly On Tuesday Illinoisans chose J.B. Pritzker to become the 43rd Governor of Illinois. They also elected Juliana Stratton as the next Lieutenant Governor and…


Friday, November 2, 2018
New recommendations for teacher standards; Concerns about CWD

ISBE approves recommendations to expand teacher workforce The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved a set of recommendations first laid out in the Teach Illinois report to help expand…


Friday, October 26, 2018
Students improve on college exams; Recognition of fallen police officers

Illinois’ ACT scores improved this yearIllinois high schoolers showed a dramatic increase in 2018 in their scores on the ACT exam, one of the nation’s two major college-preparedness tests. Illinois…


Friday, October 19, 2018
Concealed carry renewals coming up; funding for state parks

State Police preparing for spike in concealed carry renewalsIllinois’ concealed carry license law went into effect in July 2013, and now the first of the five-year licenses are coming due…


Friday, October 12, 2018
Connected schools; healthy revenue numbers

96% of Illinois K-12 schools connected to high-speed internetThe EducationSuperHighway; a national non-profit which monitors states’ progress in connecting K-12 schools across the United States to high-speed internet; reported some…