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Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 7:42 PM

Patrick Durley will replace Gail Owen as regional superintendent of education for Tazewell, Mason and Woodford counties. County board chairmen announced the appointment Wednesday. Durley, of Roanoke, has been an assistant in the office since 2014. He previously worked in Eureka and Washington school districts. He will assume the ROE post. July 1. Owen's retirement is effective June 30.

Updated May 12, 2016 at 11:01 PM

WASHINGTON — Several members of a parents group asked the District 51 School Board for a third time Thursday to create unisex restrooms by the start of the 2016-17 school year for transgender students who attend the...

Updated May 12, 2016 at 3:10 PM

Legislation passed in the Illinois House Thursday will expedite the process by which Pekin Community High School sells its building trade house each year.

Updated May 4, 2016 at 9:03 PM

A low bid of $1.283 million for voter-approved facilities work at Morton Junior High School and Morton High School was approved Tuesday by District 709 School Board members.

Updated May 3, 2016 at 11:05 PM

MORTON — A low bid of $1.28 million for voter-approved facilities work at Morton Junior High School and Morton High School was approved Tuesday by District 709 School Board members.

Updated May 2, 2016 at 9:58 AM

PEORIA — Another Bradley University alumnus is taking a top leadership role at the school.Walter Zakahi, a 1978 graduate of Bradley, has been named provost and senior vice president of academic...

Updated Apr 21, 2016 at 7:17 PM

On Thursday, the Illinois Central College Board of Trustees were told the college plans to pull $3 million from financial reserves if it does not receive $6 million in state funding for the 2016 fiscal year. The remaining money will be...

Updated Apr 21, 2016 at 7:15 PM

EAST PEORIA — Illinois Central College will begin its fiftieth year with its first female president.

Updated Apr 20, 2016 at 8:16 PM

PEORIA — Ten of Peoria County’s 18 school districts came out ahead under Gov. Bruce Rauner’s 2017 education funding plan, ranging from $513 for Hollis Consolidated School District 328 to $185,000 for Dunlap Community...

Updated Apr 19, 2016 at 10:27 PM

Automotive skills are in high demand, and will only be more valuable as baby boomers age and move into retirement.

Updated Apr 8, 2016 at 4:48 PM

EAST PEORIA — Illinois Central College’s search for a new president is apparently over, but the board of trustees isn’t releasing a name until a contract is final.The board reached a consensus Wednesday and...

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