PEKIN, Ill. (AP)–A central Illinois county is reminding residents about a new ordinance that requires property owners to post reflective house numbers so first responders can find them in an emergency.
CHESTER, Ill. (AP)–A southwestern Illinois school district has begun work to replace an elementary school’s gymnasium and two classrooms rendered unusable because of structural issues.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)–The Illinois Democratic Party is planning to hold an organizational meeting for the state central committee.
CHICAGO (AP)–The University of Chicago plans a festival to honor late writer and broadcaster Studs Terkel.
CHICAGO (AP)–Some of the police officers who have been patrolling Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods on foot are getting bicycles.
CHICAGO (AP)–Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on about 100 clemency petitions, granting 43 and denying 65.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)–Illinois has obtained a waiver from some parts of federal No Child Left Behind education law.
The waiver will give the state more flexibility when it comes to setting standards for education. It also will let the state look at measures beyond test scores in determining whether schools are succeeding or failing.
CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP)–Suburban Chicago authorities say a teenager has died after he was pulled from a McHenry County pond.
Knox College is very excited and thankful for gift from two Alumni that will help build a new academic building.
The college has announced Dick and Joan Whitcomb have given Knox a 5-million dollar gift to help with the construction of the new Art Building.
At Monday Night’s City Council meeting aldermen will consider the approval of a Complete Streets design for Fremont Street.