• Struggling Cahokia schools could go without sports

    by  • April 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A southwestern Illinois school district is blaming cuts in state funding for its tentative plan to eliminate dozens of teaching jobs and go next school year without an athletic director, coaches or extracurricular activities. The Cahokia School District 187′s board agreed on Monday night to the possible cuts, which would target 52 teachers, administrators...

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    Soil moisture delays corn planting

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    We’re a week into April, and corn planting has scarcely begun. There is some anecdotal evidence of corn being planted in Illinois, but there’s not yet enough acreage for it to show up in the weekly USDA crop progress report. According to USDA Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener, the only real field work going on...

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    Senate plans gun debate for this week

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    The gun debate is supposed to take place this week in the U.S. Senate. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he isn’t even sure the debate on gun legislation will happen. “It’s going to be tough. First to move to the bill we need 60 votes, which requires Republicans to join us even to...

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