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Thursday, May 26, 2011 03:28 pm

Seeks wavier from federal rules on high-poverty schools

With four themed magnet schools and one charter school drawing students from across the city regardless of attendance boundaries, School District 186 prides itself on offering “choice” to ...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 03:58 pm

Illinois native explains close call with serial killer

Bonney Hogue Patterson saw her neighbor’s killer twice in the days surrounding a brutal sexual assault and murder that in 1978 shook the town of Marion, where Mt. Vernon native Patterson had mov...
Thursday, April 21, 2011 03:31 pm

One lost cause, one battle continues and one begins

A non-union contractor suing Springfield School District 186 for rejecting the company’s construction bid last month has filed a second lawsuit over a related matter – this time in Effingh...
Thursday, April 7, 2011 01:49 pm

District 186 banks on “choice,” so parents will choose city schools

District 186 Superintendent Dr. Walter Milton dreams of a Springfield public school system full of “choice,” with a series of magnet schools, which accept students regardless of where they...
Thursday, March 24, 2011 06:30 pm

Four school board seats up for grabs

On April 5, voters in four of seven sub-districts will be asked to choose who they want representing them on District 186’s school board for the next two years. The 10 candidates, all of whom pa...
Thursday, March 10, 2011 10:56 am
Every time Sheri Brinkmeyer ponders having a third child, she can't help but think that her family's recent relocation to Springfield wasn't the best move. She's afraid the state's lack of midwif...
Thursday, March 3, 2011 10:41 am

MACBAC committee latest step for master plan

The plan is in place, a commission has been formed and an air of energy is all about, but it could be awhile before those driving up and down MacArthur Boulevard can actually see the fruits of a major...
Thursday, March 3, 2011 03:46 am
A contract requiring Springfield’s public utility to be more environmentally responsible doesn’t expire for another six years, but local activists are already urging the city and its resid...



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