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As the wave of teacher walkouts moves to Arizona and Colorado this week, an NPR/Ipsos poll shows strong support among Americans for improving teachers' pay and for their right to strike. Just 1 in 4 Americans believe teachers in this country are paid fairly. Nearly two-thirds approve of national teachers' unions, and three-quarters agree teachers have the right to strike. That last figure includes two-thirds of Republicans, three-quarters of independents and nearly 9 in 10 Democrats. "Our...
The Winnebago County Health Department is warning people to avoid all synthetic cannabinoids. It has identified four cases of severe bleeding connected to their use in the county. Many more have been reported across the state. The Health Department said there are many different chemicals, including one used in rat poison, in the various synthetics available. The department’s Director of Health Protection, Todd Kisner, said the effects can be unpredictable and dangerous, and people shouldn’t...
- Gun Owners Rally In Springfield While Gun Dealer Licensing Veto Remains
- Illinois State Fairgrounds Named On Endangered Historic Places List
- Senate OKs Raising Smoking Age From 18 to 21
- Former Dixon Comptroller Transferred to Federal Prison in Pekin
- SIU To Recruit Alumni For 'Volunteer' Adjunct Positions
Even now, 10 years later, park ranger Andrea Moore remembers the familiar smell in the air that told her it was going to be a good hunt — a damp, sweet smell. It was a mix of rotting bark with an undercurrent of rebirth as trees begin to grow new leaves, while dead ones still litter the terrain. There were other signs, too. The ground was moist, squishing as she walked, unusual for this late in the season. Trekking 7-miles deep into the forest to reach the spot their scout claimed was ripe...
- Ford To Phase Out 'Traditional Ford Sedans' Such As Fusion And Taurus In The U.S.
- Ronny Jackson Withdraws As VA Nominee
- On The Hunt For The Elusive Morel Mushroom In Ohio's Appalachian Country
- 'The Peace House' Is All Set For Kim Jong Un's First Summit In South Korea
- Study: Colleges That Ditch The SAT And ACT Can Enhance Diversity
Out and About
- Heartland Festival Orchestra's "Jazz in Spring" features old favorites, young musicians
- Bradley Community Chorus Director Takes Final Bow with This Weekend's Concert
- Peoria Ballet Goes From ‘Ballet to Broadway’
- Celebrating Illinois' Bicentennial With The Peoria Riverfront Museum
- Corn Stock Presents "Whiskey and Vaudeville Revue"