Illinois education reform http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ill. state schools chief says budget cuts hurt reform http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-state-schools-chief-says-budget-cuts-hurt-reform <p>Illinois&#39; education chief says the state hasn&#39;t provided enough money to institute a new education reform law that&#39;s been praised nationwide.</p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law last month legislation that makes it harder for teachers to strike and easier for districts to fire them, among other things. The bill had support from unions and advocacy groups.</p> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 19:55:23 +0000 The Associated Press 1671 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. state schools chief says budget cuts hurt reform Morning headlines: Monday, June 13, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-june-13-2011 <p><strong>Minor Flooding Expected this Week in Mo.</strong></p><p>Minor flooding is expected along the Mississippi River in Missouri this week. In St. Louis, the river is slightly above flood stage at 30.5- feet, and expected to stay that way for the next four days.</p><p>There is a flood warning in effect towns from Quincy, Mo., down to Chester, Ill. until Sunday. National Weather Service meteorologist Butch Dye says the flooding is expected to remain minor, barring significant rainfall.</p> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 14:14:41 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Maria Altman 1414 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, June 13, 2011