New Law Eases Rules On Daily P.E. ClassesIllinois was the first state in the nation to mandate daily P.E. But in August a new law eased that mandate, making it easier for schools to cut P.E.
North Suburban Teacher Awarded Grant For 'Buddy Bench'A teacher in north suburban Vernon Hills has won a grant for an idea she calls "a buddy bench," on the school playground reports WBBM's Regine Schlesinger.
Dillard Gets Teachers Union Backing In Race For GovernorState Sen. Kirk Dillard tried to steer clear of the controversy surrounding one of his rivals in the Republican race for governor, as he picked up a key endorsement from a major labor union.
Gov. Quinn Says He's Worked To 'Rebuild Illinois'Gov. Pat Quinn focused on ways to create jobs and trumpeted his accomplishments with election-year flair Wednesday in an annual speech that fell on the five-year anniversary of when lawmakers booted his predecessor, now imprisoned ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, from office.
Teachers Union: No Sane Person Wants Teachers To Carry Guns In ClassThe state's largest teachers' union is pledging to fight any attempt to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom.
Deerfield Teachers Picket Amid Stalled Contract TalksDespite presence of a federal mediator, Deerfield teachers have been picketing School District 109 headquarters this week to apply some pressure to the board of education.