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All-female state officers elected at Illinois FFA convention

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois Future Farmers of America (FFA) elected their new state officer team Thursday during the 90th annual Illinois FFA Convention at the Bank of Springfield Center, marking the first time in state FFA history that all major state officers are women. The officers were installed in the afternoon to serve More...

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By Jake Leonard On Monday, June 11th, 2018
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How to get your teen driver ready for the road #ad #sponsored

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post, presented in part by Nationwide Insurance agents in the Chicagoland region and the City of Chicago. Finally. The moment you and your child have been waiting for! If More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
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Wesley joins LLCC Foundation board

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Lincoln Land Community College Foundation (LLCC Foundation) Board of Directors welcomed Witt resident Jerry Wesley as a new member at a recent meeting. Jerry Wesley Wesley More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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Governor appoints school alumnus Perl to University of Illinois trustee board

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Governor Bruce Rauner announced in a press release Tuesday his pick to join the University of Illinois Board of Trustees: Sanford “Sandy” Perl, a 1987 graduate More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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Breen wants to mirror federal K-12 savings benefits in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — A state representative says his idea of mirroring Illinois law to the recent federal tax reform to allow for tax free investments for K-12 education will help keep investments More...

By Brody Anderson On Friday, February 2nd, 2018
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And One More Thing…Demand for Teachers in Illinois

And one more thing… In my last show I was talking about job opportunities in the state of Illinois for those who wanted to be an educator at any level. As I mentioned, the state is making it more and more difficult More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, January 26th, 2018
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PARCC & ISBE analysis: area schools in need of improvement

MORRISONVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — According to recent joint analysis of standardized testing by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Illinois State Board More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, January 26th, 2018
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Morrisonville CUSD #1 board discusses early graduation for seniors, honor roll changes part of meeting business

MORRISONVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Several imminent changes are about to take place for students at Morrisonville High School beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, according to presentations given during More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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Despite illness absences, Panhandle Schools board holds January meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — Due to illness and other prior responsibilities, three familiar faces on the Panhandle School District board of education — district Superintendent Aaron Hopper, Lincolnwood More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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Proposed law would make it easier for out of state teachers to work in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD (INN) — The latest proposal to solve Illinois’ teacher shortage could have schools, once again, looking across the state line. Illinois schools need teachers. Every fall, school districts More...