U of Illinois police investigating anti-Semitic flyers

URBANA — University of Illinois authorities are investigating reports of anti-Semitic flyers left across the Champaign-Urbana campus this weekend. The News-Gazette reports that a campus wide email sent Sunday by Chancellor Robert Jones said officials received “multiple reports of anti-Semitic and hateful flyers” this weekend. The email said the flyers were left on and around […]

Rantoul schools add “office hours” to combat learning loss

A woman gestures with her hands while she talks, in her living room.

RANTOUL — Learning slowed across Illinois when the COVID-19 pandemic began. Now, schools have the money to do something about it – in the form of federal COVID-19 relief. School districts in Rantoul have chosen to use the money to establish teacher “office hours.” “The philosophy is similar to a study hall, if study halls […]

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Monday, Feb. 21, 2022 Today’s headlines: Rantoul High School is using federal COVID-19 relief to establish teacher office hours to help students who are struggling. Even though John Deere’s first-quarter earnings were down compared to a year ago, the Moline-based company still says they’re doing better than they expected despite a strike last year and higher […]