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Posted Sep 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Illinois has entered its second school year with the new Common Core standards in place, and because of a broken state education funding formula, it appears it’s here to stay. Republican local lawmakers are concerned about the implications of the new system. Democrats say the law was just put in place, and it needs time to gain momentum.  Common Core was introduced to Illinois in 2010, implemented through the Illinois State Board of Education. Some...

Posted Sep 30, 2014 at 7:45 PM

In 2009 the National Governors Association began drafting standards that would become known as the "Common Core." All but six states have now become members of the initiative. The NGA along with the Chief State...

Posted Sep 30, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Sixteen years in operation and the crew at Three Sisters Park still knows how to give a few frights."We’re getting excited. It’s going to be a busy week to get ready for it," park manager Chris Cassidy...

Updated Sep 30, 2014 at 2:26 PM

The 2014 Community Holiday Basket Drive Committee is again focusing on providing baskets to area residents prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. Three area churches have joined forces to jump start this drive.

Updated Sep 25, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Area high school students and their parents are invited to Illinois Central College's "College Night" on 

Updated Sep 23, 2014 at 1:35 PM

The Metamora Township High School co-op students for the 2014-15 school year are in. The Cooperative Vocational Education program allows students to work half a day and then go to school for the other half.

Updated Sep 23, 2014 at 1:23 PM

The Jude Hill benefit and auction held on Aug. 27 at the Monte Cristo Room in Germantown Hills was a huge community success.The event, sponsored by the Germantown Hills Chamber of Commerce, drew a large crowd.

Updated Sep 11, 2014 at 10:39 AM

The Germantown Hills Chamber of Commerce and Metamora Area Business Association will host their annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Metamora Fields Golf Club.

Updated Sep 11, 2014 at 10:35 AM

The Snyder Village Annual Benefit Auction and Pancake & Sausage Breakfast will take place on Sept. 20. This annual event raised over $65,000 last year to purchase items that directly benefited the residents of Snyder Village.

Updated Sep 10, 2014 at 4:13 PM

The Marquette Heights Men's Club Thursday night free concert from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 11 at Independence Park is a KISS tribute band called Dressed to Kill.

Updated Sep 10, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Throughout the filming of "For Out of the Heart," one simple motto kept father Bill Mayo and sons Bob and Michael Mayo moving forward.

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