The deadline was missed to submit a consideration of waiver request to the Illinois State Board of Education to allow non-resident children of Cissna park school staff members to attend its schools on a tuition free basis; but it will be submitted for the spring semester.

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Board of Education unanimously approved a $5.4 billion budget on Wednesday that relies on increased property taxes and additional state funding that is far from certain.

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A ruling in the request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to stop a four-state oil pipeline under construction near their reservation will come by Sept. 9, a federal judge…

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the legal proceedings against a Texas-based oil pipeline (all times local):

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CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says a pending move by Illinois' largest public-pension fund would increase the state's required payment by hundreds of millions of dollars, p…

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Crop experts say the recent heat and humidity that has hit Illinois is ideal for the state's soybean and corn crops.

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   A 17-year-old male Cissna Park juvenile arrested for aggravated battery to a peace officer after an incident Aug. 12.

    A Watseka man was still incarcerated as of presstime yesterday on a charge of aggravated domestic battery.

    A claim of injuries being sustained in a boating accident have turned into aggravated domestic battery charges for a Watseka man.

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Chad Walwer pleaded guilty to three counts of retail theft.

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Three men were arrested after a safety compliance check conducted by the Watseka Police Department Friday.

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Both coaches of area high school teams were reasonably happy with their squads' first match of the volleyball season yesterday when Iroquois West took a 25-13, 25-20 win over visiting Donovan in Gilman.

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Iroquois West coach Rich Alvarez was worried about his team's offense before the high school soccer season season started. While he had confidence in his defense, the offense was a concern for…

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The WCHS vs. CHLS match of the Timberwolf Tip-Off Tournament went by quickly for the Watseka Lady Warriors. In fact, two girls' combined aces total was more than the points scored by their opp…

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    With the football season ready to begin, it’s important to recognize one of the most significant people in the Iroquois West High School program is a girl. Actually that girl is very impor…

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    For a high school with a total enrollment of 290 students, Iroquois West provides a lot of opportunities to get involved in extra circular activities. Most of those were on display when th…

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