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  • 8 Atlanta educators sentenced to prison in school cheating scandal

    8 Atlanta educators sentenced to prison in school cheating scandal
    Eight Atlanta educators convicted of conspiracy to boost students’ test scores received stiff sentences Tuesday in a school cheating scandal that sparked an emotional debate over race, testing and the prospect of sending elementary school teachers...
  • Atlanta school officials sentenced up to 7 years for test cheating

    Atlanta school officials sentenced up to 7 years for test cheating
    ll but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, and the judge called the cheating scandal "the sickest thing that's ever...
  • Who is this flying mailman with a message for Congress?

    Who is this flying mailman with a message for Congress?
    Many questions surround the political stunt of a postal worker charged Thursday with violating national airspace and operating an unregistered aircraft by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill. Q: Who is he? A: Doug Hughes, 61, delivers the U.S. mail...
  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, April 16, the 106th day of 2015. There are 259 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On April 16, 1945, during World War II, a Soviet submarine in the Baltic Sea torpedoed and sank the MV Goya, which Germany was...
  • Easter ad, Rubio and Red Cross: Letters

    Easter ad, Rubio and Red Cross: Letters
    Grateful for Easter ad I was bewildered and saddened at the April 8 letter to the editor by Robin Westbrook criticizing the Hobby Lobby ad, which appeared at the back of Section A on Easter Sunday. There was no mention of the holiday on the front page...
  • Health Calendar: Health fair April 25 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Waukegan

    Health screenings, events and support groups throughout the county. EVENTS FAIR: A health and wellness fair titled "Improve your Health — Improve Your Life" will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 800 S. Genesee...
  • Atlanta schools cheating case judge keeps word on sentences

    True to his word, a judge showed mercy to former Atlanta public school educators who accepted responsibility for their role in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests. Those who refused to admit guilt and agree to other...
  • CASA's newest volunteers become voices for abused, neglected children

    CASA's newest volunteers become voices for abused, neglected children
    Candace Miller once took the same oath 29 new CASA volunteers recited Thursday afternoon in the rotunda of the old Kane County courthouse in Geneva. Her advice to the new volunteers, who will become a voice for abused and neglected children in Kane...
  • Health Calendar for April 9

    Health screenings, events and support groups throughout the county. EVENTS WALK FOR HEALTH: The Lake County Forest Preserve District, the Lake County Health Department, NorthShore University Health System and other partners are teaming up for "Rx for...
  • Road trip a marvel of sights and sounds of Disney

    Road trip a marvel of sights and sounds of Disney
    For time-stretched parents and young school-aged children yearning to spend more quality time together, spring break arrives at precisely the right time to cure that affliction. Our tonic this year came in the form of a 10-day, 2,400-mile, seven-state...
  • Ferguson comes to South Carolina

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday, April 9: Some 855 miles and 238 days separate the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Walter L. Scott in North Charleston, S.C. But the striking similarities of...