The field has been trimmed to two in the search for Fort Madison's new school superintendent, and the board could make its choice before the end of the week. The finalists are Chad Garber and Erin Slater.
The Burlington Fire Department is still investigating a fatal house fire that occurred in the 1200 block of S. 4th Street early Tuesday morning. The department said it will release the name of the victim upon notification of next of kin and the completion of an autopsy.
President Barack Obama is set to address the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield Wednesday. Statehouse reporter Brian Mackey filed this preview of what the president is expected to say — and what he probably won’t say.
The prepared statement from the owner of Midwest Academy was -- for the most part -- upbeat and positive, focusing on how the therapeutic boarding school located north of Keokuk was an asset to the entire community. But Ben Trane's tone seemed to change as the statement went on.
A former employee at Scott's Company in Fort Madison was arrested in connection with a bomb threat at the plant last fall. William Cochenour II, 23, of Tecumseh, Neb. is charged with Threat of Terrorism, which is a class D felony.
Illinois Speaker of the House Mike Madigan today announced that he will re-convene hearings on the state’s education funding formula. The state's current formula relies heavily on property taxes, creating a big disparity among schools based on their geographic location. Some districts can spend more than $32,000 per student every year, while others scrape by on a fraction of that amount.