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Illinois Congressman Proposes Unique Idea to Deal with School Lunches Kids Refuse to Eat
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:46:57 -0800
Call it a case of unintended consequences from the best of intentions. The national school lunch program is supposed to help make sure kids get a good meal during the day. But recent changes meant to help kids eat better, healthier meals mean some kids are going hungry instead, and an Illinois Congressman has a unique idea to try to fix the problem. When it comes to school cafeteria food, we ...
Reservoir Manor seeks approval for integration program
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 03:19:33 -0800
Owners of Reservoir Manor are seeking an amendment to the city's zoning code to facilitate an integration program. Property owner David Armbrust and Dennis Headlee of Developmental Planning and Services, located in Mt. Vernon, presented plans Monday
County Board hears wind energy presentation
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 03:34:46 -0800
Another energy company is looking to bring lines through the southern part of the county in its quest to bring wind energy from Kansas to the Eastern grid. Clean Line Energy representative Rick Cornell presented information about the Grain Belt Expre
Three from area in IESA title games
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 18:38:47 -0800
Three Journal Star-area seventh grade girls basketball teams — Canton Ingersoll, Brimfield and Bartonville Monroe — advanced to championship games Saturday at the Illinois Elementary School Association state tournament.
Services being restored in Gifford
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:26:06 -0800
A roundup of recovery efforts in Gifford and elsewhere following Sunday's tornadoes. GIFFORD — Emergency management officials reported that electricity had been restored by 5 p.m. Wednesday to most Gifford homes where it was safe to do so. Rick Atterberry, spokesman for the Champaign County Emergency Management Agency, said electricity was still not available for those homes severely damaged by ...
Common Core new standard in most states
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 22:29:20 -0800
In spite of a new set of standards, the basic skills of math and reading have not changed. Common Core is the new standard being used by nearly all the states, replacing the standards of No Child Left Behind. It has been met with much criticism. "Com
Teutopolis' Hartke headed to Maryville
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:10:49 -0800
It was a few months in the making, but Teutopolis’ Madeline Hartke made her next step official Wednesday. The Lady Shoes’ senior had her signing ceremony Wednesday afternoon, officially committing to play basketball at Maryville University in St. Louis next season.
Ram 7th rolls Raiders
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:47:34 -0800
Shelbyville 7th rock 'n rolled Central A&M from the first beat on Thursday night and went on to win by almost 20 points, 37-19. The Raiders had no answer for the Ram leading scorer Malcolm Miller. He had a game-high 23 points, more than the whole Rai