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.


September 09, 2013

Two Brothers Charged In Farmer City Slaying

Two carnival workers are in custody after they were charged with the weekend stabbing and strangulation death of a rural central Illinois man whose body was found in an alley during a Farmer City festival.


September 09, 2013

Dwight Prison Plan In Limbo

A Livingston County proposal to house inmates in a portion of a now-closed state prison is in limbo after the sheriff said he's leaving his post.


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