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The Peoria Public Schools board have decided to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from an elementary school and instead honor the area's first black female doctor.

Chance the Rapper is on a mission to better fund education in the state, particularly in Chicago. The musician, who grew up on the south side of the city, has won three Grammys at the young age of 23, making him well-known outside just the hip hop world. He's been using that fame to hold Gov. Bruce Rauner's feet to the fire when it comes to the education funding issue. 

Chicago Public Schools says that high levels of lead in water have been found at 11 more Chicago elementary schools.  The district says high lead levels have been found at the schools. Test results from many other buildings haven't yet come in.

Senate Republicans are calling on Democrats who control the chamber to join them in supporting Gov. Bruce Rauner's call for full funding of elementary and secondary education. 

A new elementary school in central Illinois has safe rooms to protect students.