President Obama has called repeatedly on Congress to help states pay for "high-quality preschool" for all. In fact, those two words — "high quality" — appear time and again in the president's prepared remarks. They are also a refrain among early childhood education advocates and researchers. But what do they mean? And what separates the best of the nation's preschool programs from the rest?
James Kilgore, the University of Illinois adjunct instructor whose radical and violent past with the Symbionese Liberation Army was spotlighted in a News-Gazette newspaper article two months ago, is losing his teaching position.
A state lawmaker opposes eliminating the automatic transfer of juveniles charged with serious crimes to adult court. Meanwhile, a group says Illinois' 32-year-old law requiring juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory.
University of Illinois police say basketball player Darius Paul faces preliminary charges of resisting a peace officer and unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.
The Supreme Court ruled that a Michigan ballot initiative to ban racial preferences in college admissions is constitutional, overturned a lower court decision.
Danville aldermen begin talks Tuesday night about possibly allowing chickens within city limits.
A panel of Indiana business and education leaders is supporting new education benchmarks to replace the national Common Core standards.
A group of Illinois mayors is calling on lawmakers to overhaul the pension system for municipal police and fire employees.
Tatyana McFadden of the University of Illinois has won the women's wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon for the second straight year.
In the men's field of the 118th Boston Marathon, American Meb Keflezighi ended a 31-year drought for U.S. runners, after holding off Wilson Chebet of Kenya in a race that came down to the final mile.