Staffing centers criticize schools for not addressing skills gap By Cole Lauterbach | Illinois News Network Shutterstock photo A professional recruiting company says the nation’s public schools aren’t giving students the opportunity to learn skilled vocational trades. As unemployment hits record lows...
featureSPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Illinois State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit (D) reads cold apology, filled with excuses during today’s House session. Her “apology” appeared to be more of an excuse of her reprehensible comments, than an actual apology. This comes one day after...
Steve Balich Conservative Activist Biblical Proportions: Mecca's Grand Mosque Plagued By Swarms Of Locusts "Black Grasshoppers" BANDAR ALDANDANI / Contributor / Getty Images
DANVILLE, IL. (ECWd) –“That’s the way we’ve always done it.” “The county tax system works this way” “There are different tax codes” “There may be exceptions that apply to our local situation” These are some of the excuses we have heard regarding the...
Piatt Co. (ECWd) –We routinely find local government bodies being given bad legal advice from their attorney, but in the Village of Hammond, a new twist. Legal advice is given but ignored.  The Village wants a new maintenance building, and it’s...
Steve Balich Conservative Activist 4 Realistic Changes to Make in the New Year by Sterk Family Law  It’s...
Ben Sasse’s Wise Counsel for a Lonely, Polarized Country Alexandra Hudson  In his book "Them," Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., says we must recover our love of community and family if America is to survive. (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters/Newscom) COMMENTARY BY Alexandra Hudson@LexiOHudson Alexandra Hudson is...
Plastic Straw Ban Crusades Are About Progressive Virtue Signaling, Not Practical Solutions Jarrett Stepman / @JarrettStepman Plastic straw bans are becoming more common throughout the United States. (Photo: Ralf Hirschberger/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom) Jarrett Stepman is an editor and commentary writer for The Daily Signal and...
Professor Thinks Banning These Words Would Fix Free Speech on College Campuses Kelsey Harkness / @kelseyjharkness "Professors who hold unpopular positions or state inconvenient facts are now considered psychologically toxic," says Amy Wax, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School....
featureEdgar Co. (ECWd) – A BOIL ORDER has been issued by the CERWD for the following areas. The Clark-Edgar Rural Water District has issued an emergency repair for the following location in Edgar County: All of Embarrass Township, all of Kansas Township,...

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