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Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 10:55 AM

EUREKA — Former White House senior adviser David Axelrod will deliver the commencement address at Eureka College on May 14.The strategist who played a role in President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 election victories is the latest among a high-profile series of political speakers to come to Eureka College, the alma mater of President Ronald Reagan.

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 7:22 PM

PEORIA — The director of the last national campaign to win a landslide 49-state victory had a message Friday for Republicans seeking their party’s nod for the presidency: Be civil.

Posted Feb 3, 2016 at 6:00 AM

WASHINGTON — In Tim Wheat’s classroom, fighting is part of the lesson plan.

Updated Jan 14, 2016 at 2:54 PM

EUREKA — Ronald Reagan's 1984 campaign director, who oversaw the strategy that saw a candidate winning 49 state's electoral votes for only the second time in history, will speak at a Eureka College event Feb. 5 honoring the former...

Updated Jan 14, 2016 at 11:38 AM

PEORIA — Joining a host of other universities across the country, Bradley University announced Thursday that hoverboards will be banned from university-owned property including dormitories and academic buildings.

Updated Dec 25, 2015 at 6:46 PM

 PEKIN — The Mason, Tazewell, Woodford County Regional Board of School Trustees is accepting applications for an open seat on the board.

Posted Dec 17, 2015 at 12:03 PM

The Ivy League classes of 2020 are one step closer to getting into the school, or schools, of their dreams.

Posted Dec 13, 2015 at 6:03 PM

Ames, Iowa, is the top-ranked college town in the US, according to a new list from American Institute for Economic Research.

Updated Dec 11, 2015 at 10:02 PM

PEORIA — As if test scores weren’t cause enough for consternation, Peoria School District 150’s testing and research expert, Diana Zaleski, quit Thursday just as the long-awaited results of the new statewide PARCC exam...

Updated Dec 2, 2015 at 11:08 PM

EAST PEORIA — While Illinois’ public colleges struggle with the state’s funding crisis, Illinois Central College is energizing efforts to increase the number of minorities on the faculty.

Updated Nov 23, 2015 at 10:16 AM

EAST PEORIA — By the end of the year, Illinois Central College will have its second interim president since May.

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