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KNOXVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A school district in the central Illinois city of Knoxville is planning a ceremony to dedicate a new high school. Knoxville High School opened for teachers and students last school year. Finishing touches on the auditorium, floors and parking lot are now complete. 

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PALATINE, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago woman has left $50,000 to a scholarship fund at a Palatine high school honoring her son, who endured bullying when he attended 40 years ago. Jeanne Trout left the money to The John Trout Anti-Bullying Scholarship at Fremd High School when she died earlier this month at age 94. 

Civics could make a comeback in Illinois schools

Apr 27, 2015

 

Students may soon have to take one semester of civics in order to graduate from high school. Illinois Public Radio's Brittanie Brooks reports.

 

 

  Many schools already teach civics, as part of their social studies curriculum. But Representative Donald Moffitt ... a Republican from Galesburg ... says all of them should.

 

"Obviously with Illinois' reputation of corruption in politics I think we need to have an emphasis on responsible citizens and dealing with those issues."

 

Illinois requires high school students take four years of gym class.  A proposal from a pair of Republican legislators would allow local school boards to excuse students from physical education if they are taking two or more Advanced Placement, or AP, classes. 

A student at Peoria Christian High School was accepted by two national Military Academies.  Faith Kim says she’s being sought by West Point and the Air Force Academy:

Peoria County Civic Leadership Program

May 5, 2014

High school students residing in Peoria County have the chance to join in the summer civic leadership program.  It’s a free one day program on Wednesday June eleventh, with the potential for learning more about county government.

Peoria Police investigate shooting of 17-year-old student

Sep 17, 2013

A Peoria High School student was shot after school dismissed Tuesday. Peoria Police Captain Mike Scally says the  17-year old black male was shot once near the intersection of Peoria and Nebraska. The victim fell in front of 1836 Peoria. Scally says the juvenile was conscious when police and rescue arrived, and his injury is not life threatening.