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Illinois village shocked, dismayed over news about officer

Illinois village shocked, dismayed over news about officer

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) – A close-knit Illinois community is struggling to make sense of authorities’ announcement that a popular police officer staged his suicide to make it look like he died in the line of duty. Signs hung in honor of Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz after his death were taken down Wednesday around the…

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Illinois announces support for EPA’s clean power plan

Illinois announces support for EPA’s clean power plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois has joined 17 states supporting new domestic power plant limits being challenged in federal court by more than two dozen other states. The motion to intervene was filed Wednesday in a federal appellate court in Washington by state Attorney General Lisa Madigan. California, New York and Virginia are among the…

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Study: Most states link student learning to teacher reviews

Study: Most states link student learning to teacher reviews

A majority of states adopted performance-based teacher evaluations as part of the Obama administration’s Race to the Top initiative

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Trump, O’Malley file for New Hampshire primary ballot

Trump, O’Malley file for New Hampshire primary ballot

The date of the 2016 New Hampshire primary hasn’t been formally set, but is expected to be February 9

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