One in four students regularly absent last year, Illinois report card shows

CHAMPAIGN — Learning did slow last year during pandemic school – especially for the state’s most vulnerable students. The Illinois State Board of Education dropped this information on Friday morning in its annual report card. “We need to recognize that for our Black and Hispanic children, remote learning was not very effective, particularly for English […]

217 Today: Friday, Oct. 29, 2021

Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 Today’s headlines:  Governor JB Pritzker’s effort to immediately shut down a promised wave of lawsuits challenging COVID vaccine mandates has come to the end of the road in Springfield.  Urbana residents are voicing concerns this week about the city’s plan to install roadside devices that could read the license plates of anyone […]