Community Unit School District 308 faces repaying the state about $1.5 million after its average daily attendance report was off by hundreds of students, a district official said. The repayment comes after an Illinois State Board of Education audit discovered errors officials in the Oswego-based
Penguins are back on the North Side. Five years after they were rousted from their home at Lincoln Park Zoo to make way for new exhibits, the popular flightless birds have returned to the zoo in a new outdoor habitat that looks like a chunk of the South African coast transplanted to the lakeside
An affidavit says a northern Indiana woman told police she smothered her two young children after abducting them and taking them to a park and a restaurant. Amber Pasztor of Fort Wayne faces two preliminary murder counts in the Monday deaths of 7-year-old Liliana Hernandez and 6-year-old Rene Pasztor.
A federal judge on Wednesday approved a plan to overhaul the state's troubled child welfare system after months of revisions and fine-tuning. The proposal aims to "truly reform the child welfare system" while ensuring the safety and well-being of some of the state's most vulnerable children, according
Cosi, the restaurant chain known for its flatbread sandwiches, says it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is seeking to sell itself to its lenders. The company has closed 29 stores, but says the remaining 76 Cosi restaurants will remain open as it goes through the bankruptcy process.
On Nov. 23, 2013, 10 kids between the ages of 9 and 19, in places ranging from Houston to Charlotte, N. C., to our despairing, ever-in-mourning Chiraq, died of gunshot wounds. Seven of them were black, three Hispanic and one white. They died in circumstances ranging from a gang retaliation to a