Despite dismal student performance on annual exams covering math and reading, high school graduation rates remain high across the region, according to a Illinois Valley Times analysis of 2016 data from the Illinois State Board of Education.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Central Illinois Chapter recently honored Patricia Seiber of Utica for her fundraising efforts on behalf of single mothers and nursing students for the Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) Foundation.
Peter Ferracuti was a well-respected figure in the field of workers' compensation litigation, and his death Oct. 24 left many grieving but offering eloquent eulogies to a man whose life reflected the principles of supporting people injured on the job.
Cherry School District 92 had the highest rate of students in the state - 100 percent - who fell below standards on the annual state assessments this year, according to an Illinois Valley Times analysis of Illinois State Board of Education data.
While on the road, Liandro Arellano has stayed current on what's going on in Springfield, such as House Minority Leader Jim Durkin’s (R-Western Springs) legislation to create an outlet for victims of sexual assault and harassment to be heard.
Liandro Arellano believes that the best way to serve the people of Illinois is to ensure the right politicians are in office, including Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), who is considering a primary run against Gov. Rauner.
Rep. David Welter (R-Morris) encouraged Morris eighth-graders to get involved in state government during a visit to the school's Fourth Annual Eighth Grade Career Expoe at the school's recreation center recently, according to a press release.