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Sullivan principal named Ridgeview schools superintendent | Education  Herald & Review

COLFAX — The principal of Sullivan High School, who originally is from Fairbury, has been named the next superintendent of Ridgeview schools.

Nathan Becker hired to coach Sullivan/Okaw Valley football  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

SULLIVAN — A familiar face has been hired by the Sullivan school board as the new Sullivan/Okaw Valley football coach. He is Nathan Becker, a 2004 Sullivan ...

Behind Caden Ellis, Sullivan boys golf hopes to make history at sectionals  Herald & Review

SULLIVAN — If you are driving by the Sullivan Country Club and see some strange lights on the course late at night, don't be alarmed.

Police: 18-year-old arrested in bomb threat that caused Sullivan school dismissal  Herald & Review

SULLIVAN — An 18-year-old was arrested Friday in the bomb threat that caused all three public schools in Sullivan to dismiss early and evacuate students, ...

Sullivan FFA to hold annual tractor drive

Friday, Sullivan FFA members, and their tractors, will be cruising around the square—a tradition that began in the 1960s.

Welcome to Refugee High

At Sullivan High School, where hijabs are as common as high-tops, a new mission has meant a second chance—both for the Rogers Park school and its ...

Sullivan Community Upset over Teen Not Making Cheer Team  WAND

Sullivan- Students and parents at Sullivan High School are outraged after learning 16-year old Madison Moll, did not make the 2016-2017 Fall Cheerleading ...

Tuttle tapped as new Jersey superintendent, following Hopkins’ resignation  Alton Telegraph

JERSEYVILLE — Community involvement and a love for education drew Jersey schools' new superintendent to the area. Longtime educator Bradford Tuttle will ...

March 2019 Community Calendar

If you would like your event considered for the Calendar, please email your request as early as possible to events@wics. com. Please include the date of the ...

Chicago Public Schools Monitored Social Media for Signs of Violence, Gang Membership  ProPublica

School officials say the monitoring was about keeping students safe, not punishing them. But critics say it expanded the role of police in schools and increased ...

CPS enrollment by school for 2018-19: Look up your school  Chicago Tribune

Look up how enrollment at each Chicago public school has changed from 2017-18 to 2018-19.

Looking back: Decatur-area history photos from March  Herald & Review

Take a look back with our History Corner photos from March!

Okaw Valley homecoming court | Community  Shelbyville Daily Union

Okaw Valley High School Student Council announces their annual Homecoming Week, Sept. 4-8. The overall theme to this year's festivities is “Superhero.”

Okaw Valley to hold Homecoming festivities | Lifestyles  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

BETHANY -- Okaw Valley High School Student Council announces their annual Homecoming Week from Sept. 4-8. The overall theme to this year's festivities is ...

Michael Wildman | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Michael J. Wildman, 58, of Monticello passed away Monday evening (April 1, 2019) at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

Schakowsky Honors Niles North, ETHS, New Trier Student Artists  Skokie, IL Patch

Artists From Niles North, ETHS, New Trier Awarded - Skokie, IL - The first, second and third place winners of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Illinois' ...

Ann Lynette Harshman | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Ann Lynette Harshman, 68, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019 in her home. Graveside *service* will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at ...

Sullivan High School students conduct research at Booth Library  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- Students from Sullivan High School visited Booth Library on the campus of Eastern Illinois University on March 29.

New officer has long ties to Mattoon Police Department  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — While Sullivan native Ked Houser was a Lake Land College student, he spent time as an intern with the Mattoon Police Department.

Rules changes could be coming in high school basketball  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Basketball is back and will look much the same as did last year.

Reeder Named TTown Boys Coach - Effingham's News and Sports Leader, 979XFM and KJ Country 102.3  Effingham's News Leader

Chester "Chet" Reeder has been hired as the boys varsity basketball coach at Teutopolis High School. Reeder has served as varsity boys coach at Sullivan the ...

Sullivan County: One arrested after student threat investigated  Terre Haute Tribune Star

A potentially harmful threat was shut down overnight after Sullivan County students and school officials acted promptly upon hearing of a threat, Sheriff Clark ...

Photos: Top golfers across Illinois compete at IHSA golf finals Saturday  Bloomington Pantagraph

Pantagraph area golfers played with and beat some of the best golfers from across Illinois during IHSA state finals Saturday.

Sullivan man aspires to muscle his way to the top  Herald & Review

SULLIVAN - Most days Ben Booker can be found working out in a small street-front gym along the courthouse square in Sullivan.

Michael J. Wildman | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

MONTICELLO -- Michael J. Wildman, 58, of Monticello, passed away Monday evening, April 1, 2019 at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

Area schools with IHSA state trophies | HR Preps |  Herald & Review

Click on the icon to the left of "HR Preps: Area state trophies" to bring out a list of all the trophies or zoom in on each city in the.

Tuesday's prep highlights: PBL's Crabb dominates meet | Baseball  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

In baseball. Cerro Gordo/Bement 4, Tri-City 3. Connor Moore went 4 for 4 at the plate with a double and a stolen base, while Blake Evans notched a run and a ...

McLaren steps down as baseball coach at SHS to take job at Richland County  Sullivan Daily Times

Even if you are happy where you're at, sometimes the allure of going home is too much to resist. That was the case for Sullivan baseball coach Matt McLaren.

2017 CIC all-conference teams announced | High-school  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

SHELBYVILLE – Shelbyville junior Payton Howell was a unanimous selection to the 2017 Central Illinois Conference first team.

Douglas Shank  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

SULLIVAN -- Douglas Owen Shank of Mattoon, IL, died peacefully at home Saturday, June 27, 2015.

Three new troopers report to Putnamville post | Local News  Terre Haute Tribune Star

Three new probationary troopers reported for duty Tuesday at the Indiana State Police Post in Putnamville.

Engagement: Jessica Hettiger and 'Chet' Reeder | Announcements  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

FLORA -- Dr. Frank and Jennifer Hettiger of Flora announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Lynn Hettiger of Mattoon to Chester "Chet" James Reeder ...

Boyer stands tall | Sullivan High School |  Herald & Review

Elissa Stewart remembers teammate and friend Brittin Boyer as a particularly good freshman playing varsity, holding her own against players two and three ...

Engagement: Kyle Kauffman and Whitney Parrish | Lifestyles |  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

SULLIVAN -- Lindsey and Linda Parrish of Sullivan announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney, to Kyle Kauffman of Arthur. He is the son of Cliff and ...

Closings and Cancellations For Saturday January 12  Samantha Laturno

The following has been closed or cancelled for January 12 SPORTS The High School Wrestling Duals at Cumberland...

Mount Pulaski names new superintendent | Local Education  Bloomington Pantagraph

MOUNT PULASKI — The Mount Pulaski school board has selected a new superintendent to begin the 2019-20 school year.

Court case gave some insight on what was behind Mattoon High School shooting  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- During legal wranglings about Josiah Lyons shooting a fellow Mattoon High School student, what he wanted to do and something about what ...

New Morris high school band director gets early start  Morris Daily Herald

Morris Community High School's new band director, Brock Feece, had no time to tarry when he began his position this summer.

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards nearly $175K in Scholarships to High School Seniors  NBC Chicago

Comcast announced that it has awarded $1000 “Leaders and Achievers Scholarships” to 174 graduating high school seniors in its Greater Chicago Region ...

Effingham St. Anthony wins second state boys golf title since 2009  Herald & Review

BLOOOMINGTON — Trailing entering the back nine, Effingham St. Anthony turned it on at the right time.

Judge makes adult sentence possible for MHS shooting suspect  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- A judge on Friday made an adult prison sentence possible for Mattoon High School shooting suspect Josiah Lyons.

Prep notebook: Sun Prairie's Payton Addink makes college choice for volleyball; Madison Memorial baseball team earns national academic honor

The 6-foot-1 Addink, who's a junior-to-be, plans to attend Minnesota-Duluth.

Harshman, Sheila M.  Herald & Review

SULLIVAN -- Sheila M. Harshman, 82, of Sullivan went home to be with her Savior at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016 in her residence after a courageous ...

Gale Principal Removed A Month Before School To Start; Interim Assigned  DNAinfo

ROGERS PARK — Just a few weeks before the school year begins, Chicago Public Schools has removed Gale Elementary Principal Cassandra Washington ...

This I Believe Illinois  NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

This I Believe Illinois is our annual essay program for Illinois high school seniors. An expression of where their minds are as they prepare to enter the.

Arthur-Lovington Atwood-Hammond High School |  Herald & Review

The latest in Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond High School sports news from the Herald & Review.

Sullivan takes advantage of Mattoon's miscues | Baseball  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

SULLIVAN — Both Mattoon and Sullivan dealt with first-game jitters during Friday's baseball game.

City Club of Chicago: Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development David Reifman  WGN Radio - Chicago

December 10, 2018 David Reifman - Commissioner - Chicago Department of Planning and Development David Reifman David L. Reifman was appointed ...

WYSE Regional Competition held at Lake Land College  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- What happens when you take some of the most brilliant minds from area high schools and put them under one roof? Nothing other than an ...

Signing Day: Local athletes across Central Illinois commit  WAND

Today is national signing day. Here at WAND News we are celebrating all local athletes in Central Illinois who have committed to playing a sport in college.

Illinois Issues: Rewriting The Rule Book  NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

A law going into effect next month will ban zero-tolerance policies in schools and turn suspension and expulsion into disciplinary options of last resort. Districts ...

Illinois Class 7A quarterfinal:Mount Carmel 29, East St. Louis 19

East St. Louis running back Treven Swingler (10) breaks a tackle against Mt.Carmel's Daniel Morales (21) in a 7A quarterfinal state playoff game at Gatley ...

Longtime Editor Goldberg Remembered  American Libraries

Beverly Goldberg, an editor for American Libraries from June 1982 until her retirement in February 2015, died October 5 in Chicago. Coworkers remember her ...

Rodebaugh to be new Cerro Gordo principal | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Approving a referendum to improve its facilities made the Cerro Gordo school district an attractive landing spot for Jeremy Rodebaugh.

Student arrested after bomb threat at Eisenhower High School; no explosives found  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Police arrested a juvenile in connection with a bomb threat made at Eisenhower High School early Friday morning.

Nixon's partially eaten sandwich still makes Sullivan famous  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

SULLIVAN — Steve Jenne's half-eaten sandwich is a story that seems like it will never go away.

WYSE Regional Results from Lake Land  Effingham's News Leader

(THE W-Y-S-E DIVISION-WINNING TEAM FROM ST. ANTHONY HIGH SCHOOL). What happens when you take some of the most brilliant minds from area high ...

Okaw Valley High School announces Homecoming Week activities  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

BETHANY -- Okaw Valley High School Student Council announces their annual Homecoming Week Sept. 14-19. The overall theme to this year's festivities is ...

2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...

CPS announces employee cuts at city schools  The Beverly Review

More than 900 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) employees, including 356 teachers, will be laid off before the new school year as a statewide education-funding ...

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Police: Charleston man, woman intended to deliver drugs in separate incidents  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON -- City police report that a 24-year-old Charleston man was arrested on several preliminary charges following the execution of a search warrant ...

Kissack eager to continue Rochelle football tradition  Rochelle News Leader

ROCHELLE — Kyle Kissack has patiently waited for his opportunity to lead the Rochelle Township High School varsity football team. And after recently ...

PHOTOS: 2018 Herald and Review Images of the Year  Herald & Review

CLAY JACKSON, HERALD & REVIEW Staff Sgt. Adam Goetz of Mattoon kisses his 6-week-old daughter, Jaelynn, after meeting her for the first time. ìIt was all ...

Girls' All-State POY: Mount Carmel's Tyra Buss  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

MOUNT CARMEL — Tyra Buss' averages are mind-boggling: 45.8 and 38.0. There's another average which delights her as much as the state single-season ...

484 - CPS holds annual 'Queer Prom' - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive  Windy City Times

Windy City Times News Archive - CPS holds annual 'Queer Prom' On May 11, the Chicago Public Schools ( CPS ) held Candyland 2018, its seventh annual ...

Class 4 District 3 championship: MICDS 25, Hazelwood East 14 | Hazelwood East

MICDS' Graham Bundy Jr. (5) runs the ball in for a score during a Class 4 playoff game at SLUH on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at SLUH in St. Louis, Mo.

Young Achievers 2019: Congratulations to our Central Illinois graduates! Let's meet them.  Herald & Review

The school year has passed so quickly, and our Central Illinois graduates are ready to take the next step in their lives. Check out all of Young Achievers!

Frances M. Lehman  Martha's Vineyard Times

Frances Mecklenburger Lehman of Wilmette, Ill., and Chilmark died on Nov. 15, 2017, after a long illness. She was 98. Francie, as her family knew her, was born ...

Chicago-area schools are ranked by students and teachers using 5Essentials survey.  Chicago Tribune

Chicago-area schools are ranked by students and teachers using 5Essentials survey.

Troy Buchanan: Rachel Nicole Sullivan | Troy Buchanan

Academic rank: 15/486. Sports: softball, track and field. Academic bio: Softball All Conference-All Academic Award ... Scholar Athlete. Athletic bio: Freshman: ...

CMA Foundation Honors 2018 Music Teachers of Excellence  Broadway World

The CMA Foundation honored 34 music educators during the third annual CMA Music Teachers of Excellence ceremony last night, Tuesday, May 8, ...

Bowers sworn in as associate judge | Local |  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Macon County Presiding Judge A.G. Webber told a packed courtroom that he was impressed with the works skills and congeniality of Phoebe ...

Decatur golfing great Ann Harshman will be remembered for her unending positivity  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Anyone who played a few rounds of golf with Ann Harshman was struck by her optimism on the course.

New CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana  MyWabashValley

The new CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana wants to know more about the young women she serves and what's important to them and their families.

Okaw Valley Homecoming this week | News  Shelbyville Daily Union

Okaw Valley High School Student Council announces their annual Homecoming Week September 8-13, 2014.

Wabash Recognizes Language Teachers Crawfordsville, Indiana  Wabash College

Connecting with high school teachers is critical to Wabash, and on Monday 27 high school foreign language teachers visited the College as guests of the ...

Lake Land College honors dual credit and adjunct instructors  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON — Lake Land College recently recognized the *service* of its dual credit and adjunct instructors at the 2013 Adjunct and Dual Credit Recognition ...

Drug Bust Raises Concerns

A local drug bust is raising the conversation of drug use in kids.

Jerseyville's Tuttle shines in 1A regional; Nashville grabs team crown

WATERLOO • Brooke Tuttle heard the whispers behind her back.

Top of the Morning, Dec. 7, 2016 | News  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Congrats to Nathan Gunn and 440 area high school seniors.

Arrest made after gunfire at North 22nd, East Mound Road  Herald & Review

DECATUR — A Decatur man is facing weapons charges after police responding to reports of a gun battle said they caught him with a revolver that had five spent ...

Towns mourn two killed in bus crash | Metro

A diminutive 15-year-old with a big, friendly heart and a 19-year-old former high school star quarterback lost their lives in the horrific collision that also injured ...

Awards presented to students in Cultivating Creativity exhibit  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON — The students represented in the 2012-13 Cultivating Creativity: Consolidated Communications Children's Art Exhibition were recognized for ...

Rent in this Chicago neighborhood, and enjoy beach, bars, books without going broke  Chicago Tribune

Life, they say, is cooler by the lake. And in Chicago's northernmost neighborhood of Rogers Park, lakeside living comes with a more palatable price tag than in ...

Younger Generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Elks scholarshipsChampaign-Urbana Elks Lodge 2497 would like to congratulate Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship finalists Cecilia ...

Pioneering doctor called Kankakee home  Kankakee Daily Journal

James Bernard (J.B.) Pinski could likely have been a successful physician anywhere.

Jerseyville: Anne Snyders | Jerseyville High School

Academic rank • 6 of 202. Sports • Tennis, track and field. Academic bio • Illinois State Scholar; IHSA all-state academic team, honorable mention; recipient of the ...

Granite City explains decision to leave Southwestern Conference

GRANITE CITY • Granite City superintendent Jim Greenwald, principal Daren DePew and athletics director John Moad explained Tuesday in front of a crowd of ...

Longboat Key Obituaries: Jan. 11, 2018

Dr. John Reynolds III, James Bernard Pinski, Elizabeth Adams and Paulette Keagle Eframson died.

Praying for Justice in Child Molestation Case

For more than two years, the Talbert family in Daviess County has been seeking justice for their daughter.

Davis, Marguerite  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Marguerite Davis, 96, of Battle Lake, passed away July 19, 2013, at the Battle Lake Good Samaritan Society, Battle Lake, Minnesota.

Man accosts and robs Decatur woman after dragging her from street, police say  Herald & Review

DECATUR — A Decatur woman was dragged to an empty lot, threatened with what she feared was a gun and robbed Saturday night, according to police ...

Boys Track: Black takes over Comets | Prep-sports  Rantoul Press

FITHIAN — The Oakwood/Armstrong Potomac boys track program is headed in a new direction with first-year head coach Craig Black.

Police search for masked gunman who killed teen, wounded 3 others  Chicago Tribune

Markeyo Carr had grabbed a few bucks from his mother and headed to the McDonald's in Rogers Park for something to eat. Minutes later, the 17-year-old lay ...

Police say Decatur neighborhood fight over whether pit bull killed a cat leads to injuries, arrest  Herald & Review

DECATUR — An argument over whether a pit bull dog killed a cat turned into a fight between neighboring families that resulted in one Decatur woman's arrest ...

Boys basketball, football highlight all-around strong year for Althoff

BELLEVILLE • Walk up the steps into the Schott Center at Althoff High School and the displays of success in athletics the past 50 years are numerous and ...

Bayless Bronchos vs. Lincoln College Prep Tigers | Bayless High School

What: Class 2 boys soccer state semifinal. When, where: 2 p.m. Friday, Soccer Park, Fenton. Records, rankings: Bayless, 21-4-2, No.

Zoning lawyer David Reifman to be new commissioner of Chicago Department of Planning and Development  Crain's Chicago Business

Chicago has a new planning commissioner, and his selection ought to bring smiles to the faces of developers all over town. As expected, Mayor Rahm Emanuel ...

LIVE: Colts address Luck's retirement

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck shakes hands with Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay after a news conference following the team's NFL preseason ...

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