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    School funding measure could benefit downstate Ill.

    by  • May 8, 2014 • News

    Downstate school districts would see an overall gain in state funding under a sweeping proposal to change how Illinois funds its public schools. But, in what could pose a major political hurdle, a majority of school districts in the Chicago area would see fewer state dollars, according to a preliminary analysis of the proposal...

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    IDOT says replacing patronage workers too costly

    by  • May 8, 2014 • News

    The Illinois transportation secretary says it would be too difficult to reopen the hiring process for jobs contested in a federal lawsuit. A Chicago lawyer has sued, claiming the Illinois Department of Transportation filled hundreds of jobs without following hiring rules that ban considering politics or loyalty. The state’s personnel agency later determined that...

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    Charged in federal hacking case, Salem man still enrolled at KC

    by  • May 8, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    A federal computer hacking case involving a 20-year old from Salem, has placed Kaskaskia College in an unusual position. KC President Dr. Jim Underwood released some information about 20-year-old David T. Krueger, who is charged along  with  27-year old Nicholas P. Knight of Chantilly, Va., in federal court with participation in a conspiracy to...

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    Vandalia police warn of suspicious man

    by  • May 7, 2014 • News

    According to Vandalia police, around 4:15 Tuesday afternoon, they received a report of a man attempting to get two children into his truck. The report says the incident took place near the Remann and Tower Street area. The man, described as an older white male with white hair and a white mustache approached the...

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    State health officials warn of mumps outbreak

    by  • May 7, 2014 • News

    Illinois health officials are issuing an alert about a mumps outbreak. There have already been 82 cases in Illinois during the first four months of the year. That’s more than triple the number of mumps cases in the state during all of 2013. Health officials say a recent backlash against vaccines is helping aid...

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