Joe Petry

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

May 08, 2014

Petry Launches 2015 Champaign Mayoral Bid

A candidate running for Champaign mayor next spring says he has the skills to boost the city’s economic viability and bring neighborhoods together.

May 08, 2014

SIU Student Newspaper Doesn’t Get Fee Increase

The future of the 98-year-old student newspaper at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is cloudy after the university's governing board declined to approve a proposed student fee to help pay for the daily.

In the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress, 26 percent of high school seniors scored at or above grade level in math compared with 38 percent in reading.

(Chad McDermott/

May 07, 2014

Nation’s Report Card Shows Stagnant Scores For Reading, Math

The government released the latest national test scores on Wednesday, and the news isn't good: 12th-graders are headed toward graduation, but many don't have the skills they need to succeed in college or work.

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