News Around Illinois – Aug. 6, 2020

Treasurer Reports Record Return Of Unclaimed Property SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois treasurer’s office on Wednesday announced it has returned a billion dollars of unclaimed property to rightful owners or their survivors in the past five years. Treasurer Michael Frerichs on Wednesday said the amount set a record for any five-year period in the […]

How A Parent Of Special Needs Children Is Navigating School Reopening In Illinois

Schools across Illinois are finalizing their reopening plans for the fall term amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Some parents of students with disabilities are concerned about how these plans will take their needs into account. Rebekah Strate has three children at home — all with special needs. Her family lives south of Jacksonville in a rural […]

Rep. Rodney Davis Tests Positive For COVID-19

US Rep. Rodney Davis

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis has announced he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Taylorville Republican said in a statement posted on social media and his congressional office website that he was running a high temperature on Wednesday morning, so he and his wife both got tested for COVID-19, along with the rest of his […]

Unit 4 Superintendent Says Fall Classes Will Stay Online For 1st Quarter

CHAMPAIGN – In a change of direction, the Champaign Unit 4 school district has announced that fall classes will be held on a remote basis only, through at least mid-October, as a continuing precaution against spreading COVID-19. Unit 4 Superintendent Susan Zola said in a statement released Wednesday evening that the district will use Distance […]