Illinois will trim the number of regional superintendent offices and high schools will look at beefing up math for students.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed four education bills Monday, including one that cuts superintendent offices from 44 to 35.
Regional superintendents have often been a target for officials looking to cut spending. Last year Quinn proposed eliminating them, but legislators instead shifted their funding from state to local money. The new law reduces overall cost.
County parks audit finds spending on vehicles during budget crisis
An internal audit of the St. Louis County Parks Department has found the department spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on new vehicles, even as county executive Charlie Dooley was threatening to close parks and lay off employees.