• National facing shortage of school required vaccine

    by  • September 27, 2013

    Illinois education officials are informing schools about a national shortage of a vaccine that’s required for students in grades six through 12. The Illinois State Board of Education sent a memo this week to school nurses, principals and district administrators saying the TDAP vaccine shortage will be considered when deciding if a school is...

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    Report finds Ill. juvenile prison system violates civil rights

    by  • September 27, 2013

    A newly-issued report says Illinois’ youth prison system violates its inmates’ rights. A panel of court appointed experts involved in a federal class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union says the prison system lacks adequate care for mental health issues and places the young inmates in solitary confinement even when it’s unwarranted....

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    Sandoval High School hosting free college, vocational prep event

    by  • September 27, 2013

    Sandoval High School is hosting a free college and vocational training preparation event in the cafetorium on Tuesday, October 1st at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be at SHS to present important information about post-secondary options for students, parents and community members. Whether participants plan to attend a two...

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    Unemployment rates drop in August

    by  • September 27, 2013

    The Illinois Department of Employment Security has released the results of the August unemployment rates for each county and rates went down last month. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state is at 9.2 percent for the third consecutive month. The nation’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is at 7.3 percent, down from 7.4...

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    Two U.S. & one former German soldier arrested for conspiracy to murder DEA agent

    by  • September 27, 2013

    NEW YORK – Michele M. Leonhart, the Administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) and Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, today announced the arrests of three defendants – JOSEPH MANUEL HUNTER and TIMOTHY VAMVAKIAS, both citizens of the United States, and DENNIS GOGEL, a...

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