For the first time in its history, the Illinois State Board of Education has taken over a public school district.
The members voted unanimously today to dissolve the elected board of the East St. Louis Public Schools and replace it with an appointed oversight authority.
State board member and long-time educator Vinni Hall of Chicago said she'd heard the concerns of East St. Louis residents and understands why the district is struggling.
Seniority, income determining factors in new Illinois insurance law
Governor Pat Quinn's office announced early this morning that he has signed a measure that will require retired state and public university employees to kick in more money for their health insurance.
Retirees with at least 20 years of service currently get free health coverage. Those with less time on the job pay for a portion of the cost.
New trouble for Ameren at Taum Sauk power plant
A recent memo to the Missouri Public Service Commission shows major problems for Ameren at its Taum Sauk power station.
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