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Will County

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  • Test scores don't count the neediest

    Test scores don't count the neediest
    As the name suggests, the No Child Left Behind school reforms were intended to reach past the mainstream and lift up the disadvantaged, the disabled and children who might otherwise be forgotten. But when it comes time to judge whether schools passed...
  • Non-lethal violent crimes up in Will

    Reports of violent crime have increased in Will County, even as the number of murders dropped dramatically in one of the state's fastest-growing counties, according to state figures released Sunday. Will County recorded nine murders in 2001, down from 19...
  • ISAT scores reflect income levels

    In the third year of the Illinois Standards Achievement Tests, most elementary school students in Will County and the southwest suburbs of Cook County met or exceeded the state's academic standards. Still, in a handful of schools within the region that...
  • Latino murder cases prove most elusive

    On a family road trip to Mexico this winter, the daughters of Felipe Ulloa stopped at a string of gas stations, truck stops and restaurants between Joliet and Jalisco, taping up "WANTED" posters offering $10,000 for the man accused of killing their...
  • Part 3: Politics snarl O'Hare

    The parochial and petty politics that have turned O'Hare International Airport into a treasure-trove for concessionaires and contractors also are at the heart of why the transportation hub is a quagmire of delays, hassles and heartaches. The political...