September 10, 2013

Illinois Schools’ Test Scores Dip Under New Scale

Test scores for Illinois elementary students dipped significantly in 2013 in both reading and math. But the state board of education says the changes are due to tougher scoring criteria, and students are still making gains.


Roger Ebert sculpture, miniature version
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
September 10, 2013

Fundraiser For Ebert Sculpture Underway

When filmgoers attend Roger Ebert’s 16th annual film festival in Champaign next spring, they will be able to pose with the famous Urbana native.


September 10, 2013

Quinn Halts Funding For Capitol Renovation

Gov. Pat Quinn has suspended funding for the next phase of a pricey renovation project at the state Capitol that's caused embarrassment for financially-shaky Illinois and raised questions about how it was allowed.


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