Recreational Marijuana Bill Advances The Illinois Senate approved legalized recreational marijuana use late on Wednesday, May 29. The Democratic-led chamber approved the legislation 38 to 17. Gov. J.B. Pritzker applauded the vote. “Illinois is poised to become the first state in the nation that put equity and criminal... Read More.
A state representative sponsoring a bill to abolish the statewide commission that approves proposed charter schools said that he'll work with members of the charter school community to find common ground on the proposal after it advanced out of committee. Charter schools are... Read More.
Apprenticeship programs are a boon both to workers who gain key proficiencies and to businesses that benefit from the resulting skilled workforce pipeline. Participating companies are to be commended, and expansion of such programs well beyond the traditional trades model is economically vital,... Read More.
Battling less than ideal conditions, Rend Lake College Men’s Golf Team put up good showing at Weibring Golf Club in Normal at the NJCAA Region 24 Championship. With temperatures in the 50s and strong wind gusts, the Warriors had to battle the conditions just as... Read More.
Carmi-White County High School – 2nd Place 700 Division (Not listed in picture order)- Emily Brown, Hadyn Browning, Madison Childers, Ashtyn Cowling, Peyton Frymire, Chance Hamblin, Andrew Hunsinger,... Read More.
Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, that would reopen the Hardin County Work Camp that was closed by Governor Bruce Rauner, is one step closer to becoming law after advancing through the Appropriations-Public Safety Committee this week in Springfield. “The governor... Read More.