1:01 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Lathan responds to District 150 critics amid testing investigation

District 150 Superintendent Grenita Lathan is responding to critics of her administration and what they say is a ‘culture of fear’.  Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports the comments follow the fourth straight meeting where parents are voicing concern:
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2:59 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Former Charter Oak principal requesting leave of absence

Former Charter Oak Principal John Wetterauer is requesting a leave of absence for the rest of the school year.  

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10:57 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

School Board OKs transferring Charter Oak principal

The District 150 School Board removed a principal from his duties at a primary school amid an investigation into state test practices. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports two teachers at Charter Oak Primary School will also get re-assigned:

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State News
5:42 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

New DCFS director investigating child deaths

The new acting director of Illinois’ child welfare system is investigating an analysis of child deaths compiled by Chicago Public Radio and the Chicago Sun-Times.

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State News
3:07 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

State DCFS head resigns post

The head of Illinois’ troubled child welfare system resigned Friday.  A press release from the governor’s office says the director has been diagnosed with cancer.  The resignation comes in the wake of recent media reports on the child welfare system, including an investigation on child deaths by WBEZ  and the Chicago Sun-Times.  

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:33 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Peoria Councilman Gary Sandberg found dead in home

The body found in the home of Gary Sandberg is believed to be that of the at-large city councilman.  Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says good friends went to Sandberg’s home at 1213 South West Adams Street this afternoon to check on him. They called 911 about 2:15, saying they had found a man deceased. 

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4:32 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Schock calls for top IRS official to resign

U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock is calling on the acting IRS commissioner to resign after the agency gave extra scrutiny to tea party groups applying for tax exempt status.  Schock, a Republican, is on the Ways and Means Committee that oversees tax policy. He says the Ways and Means Committee is launching an investigation into the IRS controversy

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