Leading News

December 13, 2018
In today’s Leading News, the filing period continues through December 17 for candidates for the April 2, 2019 school board elections in Illinois. Contract negotiations have stalled in Palatine-based Township HSD 211. Decatur SD 61 moves forward with a seven-school facilities project. Have you seen it? Oakton Community College increases outreach to suburban students. Also in the news, the Pillowcase Project promotes preparedness in Pekin.

Illinois School Boards Gear Up For Election
Hillary Gavan, Beloit Daily News, Wisconsin, December 12

District 211 teachers strike could start Dec. 18
Eric Peterson, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, December 12

Decatur school board chooses design, contracting firms
for $60 million building renovations
Tom Lisi, Decatur Herald and Review, December 12

Oakton college, Evanston high school partnering
to increase enrollment from the north suburb
Genevieve Bookwalter, Pioneer Press/Evanston Review, December 10

Pekin second graders use pillows to prepare for natural disasters
Julie Schimmelpfennig, Pekin Times, December 11


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