SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) –Illinois officials are reminding hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts to renew their state licenses.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors say an Alton man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for selling heroin to a man that later resulted in his death.
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say one person has died following a three-alarm fire at an apartment building in a northwest suburb of Chicago.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ statewide reading program has announced its 2015 book selections.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett has announced a Seal of Biliteracy recognizing students who are proficient in two or more languages.
Bennett announced the program Wednesday at Kelvyn Park High School. She says the seal will appear on students’ transcripts and will signify accomplishment for college admission offices and future employers.
This school year, the seal will be awarded to students from 20 Chicago high schools. The program will be expanded to all high school students beginning next school year.
Alderman Ray Suarez, who joined Bennett in the announcement, says the initiative will encourage students to develop and maintain proficiency in multiple languages.
The school district says more than 70,000 Chicago students are growing up in households where English is a second language.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A prominent civil rights activist and academic has cancelled a speech at the University of Illinois because of the school’s decision to rescind a job offer to a Native American studies professor.
CHICAGO (AP) — The former owners of a California-based company tasked to build electric car charging stations in Illinois have been charged with fraud.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal court-appointed monitor has recommended that the Illinois Department of Transportation clean up its hiring rules.