Illinois’ top health official is pushing for broader sex education classes in the public schools, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Illinois’ K-12 population will be held to stricter performance standards in state testing.
Testing for West Nile Virus is starting two weeks earlier than normal this year, following the unseasonably warm winter and spring.
Chicago officials say that the city is getting nearly $1 million in federal grants for community mental health and substance abuse centers to add routine HIV testing and counseling.
If you feel your preschooler might have autism, follow your gut and get your child tested. A mother, along with an award winning teacher, both say that early intervention makes all the difference.
The city says the lead levels in Chicago drinking water meet federal standards – but a new report says that might not be good enough.
If you’re in Naperville on a clear, sunny day and an air raid siren begins to wail, don’t worry. It’s only a test.
A new published report says the NFL wants to test all its players for human growth hormone.
Chicago Public Schools are pushing back the start of key state exams by one week, to the second week of March, after schools complained that snow days had swallowed up their test preparation time.
A southwest suburban New Lenox woman has been charged in Lake Superior, Ind. Court with forgery, fraud on a financial institution and theft after authorities said she ripped off a physically handicapped senior citizen for whom she had been hired as a caregiver.
When it comes to meeting federal academic standards in reading and math, most high schools in Illinois fall short, including institutions that are considered to be “elite” schools.
Illinois officials are encouraging residents to test their homes for radon gas this week during Radon Action Week.
- Board Votes To Close 49 Chicago Elementary SchoolsThe Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to close 49 elementary schools, in what is believed to be the biggest single mass shutdown of schools in U.S. history.4639
- Lockdown Lifted At Morton West High SchoolMorton West High School has been placed on lock down for precautionary reasons after an unknown individual entered the building.558
- Former Glenbard East Student Accused Of Planning Columbine-Type AttackA 19-year-old former student at Glenbard East High School in Lombard was in custody on Wednesday, accused of planning a "Columbine-style" attack on the school, with a list of people he wanted to target.561
- Woman Robs North Side BankA woman robbed a Lakeview bank Tuesday afternoon on the city’s North Side.262
- Four Schools To Be Spared From Closing; Another To Be DelayedHours before a final vote by the Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools officials have agreed to back off of plans to close four of the 53 elementary schools targeted for closing at the end of the school year, Board Vice President Jesse Ruiz confirmed Wednesday morning.415
- Boy, 17, Fatally Shot In Back Of The YardsA teenage boy was fatally shot in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday evening, police said.147
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