Updated: 05/20/2005 - After drinking before school started, two teenagers were charged Thursday with underage drinking at Oregon High School.
Updated: 05/20/2005 - The Byron School District hires an Illinois native to be its new leader.
Updated: 05/20/2005 - Gov. Blagojevich is taking his education plan into the homes of thousands of Chicago families to counteract a push by Chicago education officials for even more school money.
Updated: 05/20/2005 - Heavy rain, high winds, hail and even funnel clouds are reported throughout southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Updated: 05/19/2005 - Oregon schools made huge cuts two years ago but are now looking to bulk up their faculty.
Updated: 05/18/2005 - A new report shows that crime is down again in Wisconsin, but more juveniles are being arrested for murder.
Updated: 05/18/2005 - Senate President Emil Jones is proposing the state put 20,000 new gaming positions at riverboat casinos and horse racing tracks to bring in much needed revenue for the next budget year.
Updated: 05/18/2005 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich's inspector general has announced her resignation.
Updated: 05/18/2005 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich is defending his use of the phrase "testicular virility" to describe his determination to make tough decisions.
Updated: 05/18/2005 - Illinois' attorney general says she plans to take legal action over the Pentagon's decision to eliminate 163 jobs at Springfield's Air National Guard base.
Updated: 05/18/2005 - One Ogle County company is celebrating a major accomplishment.
Updated: 05/18/2005 - What happened to school pride in Rockford? Some students say the spirit is missing.
Updated: 05/17/2005 - Three masked men break into a home, poured gasoline on the floor and stole a car.
Updated: 05/17/2005 - Illinois lawmakers have two more weeks to fill a $1 billion budget hole or go into a summer overtime session.
Updated: 05/16/2005 - Illinois is one of three dozen states proposing substantial changes to the education requirements under the No Child Left Behind Act.