Two former school board members have been tapped to fill vacancies on the Champaign Unit Four school board. According to a news release from the district, the school board voted Monday night to appoint Arlene Blank and Phil Van Ness to the seats. They’ll serve until the April elections, and are not running for the seats themselves.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security is closing seven offices and reducing staff by nearly 200 people.
Gov. Mike Pence is rolling out his spending blueprint for Indiana one day after taking office.
A Republican state senator is trying to pull Indiana out of the Common Core State Standards national education initiative, and his bill goes before a legislative committee this week.
School board members in a central Illinois town are thinking about arming and training a handful of administrators as auxiliary police officers so they can carry guns on campus.
The Regional Transportation Authority alleges two major airlines are running "sham" business operations to get out of paying higher taxes on jet fuel.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered an analysis of Chicago's city employee pension funds to see if they hold companies that make or sell assault weapons.
The trial of a central Illinois man accused of killing five members of a Beason family will be in Peoria County instead of Logan County.
Indiana’s new governor says he wants his state to become a torch of opportunity and hope.
A St. Joseph man is in custody after allegedly making threats against the local high school over the weekend.