A state commission overruled Elgin's locally-elected school board to allow Elgin Math and Science charter school to open.

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December 08, 2018

Who Should Decide If A Charter School Can Open?

Last spring, Illinois lawmakers approved legislation that would strip a state commission of its power to overrule local school boards. But after Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed the bill, some state senators changed their positions, while others disappeared from view.

A screenshot from a video posted on Facebook of a passer-by who spotted the crash off Interstate 74.

Mike Edwards/Facebook

December 06, 2018

Two Die In Normal West Bus Crash On I-74

Two people died and two others received serious injuries Wednesday night when a semitrailer truck on Interstate 74 crashed head-on into a school bus carrying eight Normal West girls basketball players back from a game in Champaign. None of the students were critically injured.

Urbana District 116 Superintendent Don Owen and Urbana High School Principal Deloris Brown stand in the cafeteria of Urbana High School.

Lee V. Gaines/ Illinois Public Media

November 30, 2018

Don Owen Out As Urbana Schools Superintendent

Urbana District 116 Superintendent Don Owen will be leaving his job, according to a press release from the school district’s Board of Education.

J.B. Pritzker announces his 35-member team of education advisors.

Courtesy of the J.B. Pritzker campaign

November 28, 2018

Pritzker Names Education Advisory Team

Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker Tuesday announced his seventh transition team. This one is charged with advising Pritzker on policies for all levels of education.

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