The embattled Regional Offices of Education in Illinois will be consolidated under a measure (SB 2706) headed to the governor's desk.
Nearly a quarter of the state's 44 offices would be cut. Representative Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) said it's remarkable that the superintendents cooperated with lawmakers to come up with a reduction plan.
Warren County has sold the stately two-story home that has housed the Regional Office of Education for years. The house sits right across the street from the county courthouse. The regional office serves Warren, Mercer and Henderson counties.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church has purchased the building from the county for $74,000.
County Board Chairman Bill Reichow said the office will stay put for the short-term.