Chicago Schools CEO to lead Springfield rally over funding

CHICAGO (AP) — The head of Chicago Public Schools say the district has “reached the point of no return” and faces severe cuts without “equal” funding from the state.

AP: 12 security fence breaches at Chicago’s 2 big airports

CHICAGO (AP) — An Associated Press investigation has found that people climbed over or crashed cars through security fencing around Chicago’s two main airports more than authorities have disclosed.

Cook County programs gives youth summer forest preserve jobs

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 100 young people will get the chance to earn money and experience the outdoors through a summer jobs program in Cook County’s forest preserves.

Siloam Springs State Park getting rails for hitching horses

CLAYTON, Ill. (AP) — Siloam Springs State Park in western Illinois is getting 25 new metal hitching rails to give horseback riders a place to tie up horses.

Supreme Court rejects Chicago State’s lawsuit appeal

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has denied Chicago State University’s appeal of the awarding of more than $3 million to a former administrator in a whistleblower case.

House proposes budget plan, includes $700M bump for schools

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois public schools would receive a $700 million increase to battle poverty under a budget plan proposed by the House majority leader.

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Blues go back to goalie Brian Elliott for Game 6

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are going back to goaltender Brian Elliott for Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.

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Tomlin wins again as Indians beat Sale, White Sox 6-2

CHICAGO (AP) — Josh Tomlin beat Chris Sale in a one-sided matchup of unbeaten pitchers and Francisco Lindor had three hits, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

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Hammel stars on mound, plate in Cubs’ rout of Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jason Hammel pitched 7 1-3 stingy innings and had a two-run double in the Chicago’s six-run first as the Cubs went on to rout the St. Louis Cardinals 12-3 on Tuesday night.

Florine receives Western Big 6 Honor
Congratulations to Galesburg High School senior Shayli Florine, who on Wednesday...
GHS girls to state track meet
The IHSA girls state track and field meet begins tomorrow in...