Gov. Bruce Rauner signs high school diploma legislation at Goodwill in Rockford.
Susan Stephens/WNIJ
September 24, 2017

Illinois Adults Now Can Pursue High School Diplomas

Nearly 13 percent of Illinoisans do not have a high school diploma. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill into law Friday aimed at changing that. The new law will allow community colleges and non-profit organizations to set up “adult high school” programs where people over 21 can earn diplomas.


This map shows the 13 Rating areas within Illinois. These areas determine rates and options available on health insurance plans.
Illinois Department of Insurance
September 22, 2017

‘Obamacare’ Rates For 2018 Are Going Up—But Less Than In 2017

Illinois residents shopping for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace for next year could see rate increases as high as 40 percent, under rate plans submitted through the Illinois Department of Insurance.


Mattoon Community School District 2.
Mattoon Community School District 2.
September 21, 2017

Shooting At Mattoon High School; Kultura Festival; Shawnee’s Snake Road; Cubs Corn Maze

On the 21st: We got the latest on the situation at Mattoon High School, where a student opened fire yesterday, injuring another student. Plus, a Filipino food and arts festival in Chicago will showcase Filipino chefs from the Midwest. We also learned about efforts to protect endangered snakes at Shawnee National Forest and take a visit to a corn maze celebrating the Chicago Cubs.


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