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  • New ISAT lets kids pass with more wrong answers

    New ISAT lets kids pass with more wrong answers
    Illinois has been cutting the number of points required to pass annual achievement exams, allowing children to flub more questions but still be deemed "proficient." Back in 2006, it took 36 of 56 points — about 64 percent — to pass the fifth-...
  • School days shrinking in Illinois

    School days shrinking in Illinois
    America's traditional 180-day school year is more myth than reality in Illinois, as a jumble of state laws, rules and waivers allow districts to chip away instruction time, shorten school hours and cut the number of days students come to school. While...
  • Prosecutors: Dixon CFO embezzled $30M

    Prosecutors: Dixon CFO embezzled $30M
    The chief finance officer of the small town of Dixon embezzled more than $30 million over the last six years and used the money to finance a lavish lifestyle that included horse stables in Illinois and Wisconsin, federal prosecutors alleged.  Rita...
  • Spicy tuna roll 'scrape' linked to salmonella

    Spicy tuna roll 'scrape' linked to salmonella
    A California fish processor has voluntarily recalled 58,828 pounds of a frozen raw yellowfin tuna product because of its association with a "multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly," according to a Food and Drug Administration announcement Friday...
  • Cargill Expands Ground Turkey Recall, No Illnesses Linked

    Cargill Expands Ground Turkey Recall, No Illnesses Linked
    LOS ANGELES ( KTLA ) -- Minnesota-based Cargill Inc. has expanded a recall of ground turkey after more batches tested positive for Salmonella. Cargill issued a voluntary recall of over 185,000 pounds of ground turkey Sunday after a test sample at an...
  • Feds indict 2 over tainted Crestwood well

    Feds indict 2 over tainted Crestwood well
    Unwilling to fix leaky water mains in Crestwood, a south suburb known for its penny-pinching ways, village leaders secretly supplemented their supplies for more than two decades with a community well they knew was contaminated with cancer-causing...
  • Obama in Chicago tonight for 50th birthday campaign fundraising events

    Obama in Chicago tonight for 50th birthday campaign fundraising events
    President Barack Obama is back in town tonight, doing some birthday fundraising for his 2012 re-election bid at a North Side concert hall. The president turns 50 on Thursday, and he's spending the last night of his 40s at the Aragon, where OK Go,...
  • Children with disabilities die on care facility's watch

    Children with disabilities die on care facility's watch
    A 4-year-old boy with severe developmental disabilities died in his nursing facility when he had difficulty breathing and no one heard the alarm on his monitor. Three weeks later, a 4-year-old girldied at the home in an almost identical way. When state...
  • D135 board impressed with superintendent finalists

     
    On paper, it appears that the five finalists for the Orland School District 135 superintendent's job made a strong first impression. The Illinois Association of …...
  • Construction projects on tap around Naperville

     
    From parking lot paving to the long-awaited Route 59 expansion, construction crews will be out in full force this summer. Both the city and state …...
  • St. Joan of Arc Women's Club Participates In WINGS Clean-Up

     
    EVANSTON, IL – April 2012 – The Women's Club of St. Joan of Arc Parish participated in its annual spring outreach activity in March – …...
  • Kiwanis Club Launches Faces of Evanston Photo, Video Contest

     
    The 8th annual Faces of Evanston Photography and Video Contest is underway. The theme of this year’s contest is, “Simplicity”. The contest seeks to capture …...