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  • E-learning could replace snow days

     E-learning could replace snow days
    Will technology make snow days a thing of the past?
  • Legislators seek schools to pilot virtual school on snow days

    Legislators seek schools to pilot virtual school on snow days
    Technology could spell the end of snow days throughout Illinois. Social media already ready has replaced radio and television as the primary means to notify families of school closures when the weather is bad. Now state officials are floating the idea...

    The effort to limit the terms of legislative leaders in Illinois since 2007

     
    These are all minor variations on the same proposal: To limit the number of years any one legislator can remain in a position of leadership in the General Assembly (which I advocate for in Wednesday's print column, to come). Not...

    Pension reform opposition grows

    Pension reform opposition grows
    — Efforts to develop a plan for comprehensive reform of public employee pensions hit a snag Monday as opposition intensified over a provision to shift retirement costs for suburban and Downstate teachers onto local school districts. House Speaker...

    House says 'Happy Memorial Day' by passing bill to help veterans

    House says 'Happy Memorial  Day' by passing bill to help veterans
    SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois House took steps on Memorial Day to make things a bit easier for the state's veterans. Currently, veterans have to show their discharge papers or other proof of service to establish their credentials when accessing state-...