Thursday , February 25 2021

Jeffrey Oestreich

POLAR PLUNGE 2021

Polar Plunge 2021

For over 20 years, warm-hearted participants have taken the Polar Plunge across the state of Illinois. These Plungers raise nearly $2,000,000 for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois annually. This year, it’s not WHERE you Plunge, or HOW you Plunge, but THAT you Plunge. Sign up today for the At Home …

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CLOSINGS, CANCELLATIONS, AND DELAYS FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021

The following is a list of closings, cancellations, and delays for Friday, February 19, 2021 Last updated: Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 8:00 pm CT Schools:Anna-Jonesboro High school – Closed through Friday [Remote Learning Days]Benton Grade School Dist 47 – Closed through Friday [Remote Learning Days]Cairo Schools – Closed all …

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CLOSINGS, CANCELLATIONS, AND DELAYS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2021

The following is a list of closings, cancellations, and delays for Thursday, February 18, 2021 Last updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 10:21 pm CT Schools:Akin Grade School – ClosedAnna-Jonesboro High school – Closed through Friday [Remote Learning Days]Ashley Grade School – ClosedBenton Grade School Dist 47 – Closed through …

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‘CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE’ TEACHING STANDARDS COULD COME UP WEDNESDAY IN JCAR

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SPRINGFIELD, IL — Controversial teaching standards that the Illinois State Board of Education has filed could come up Wednesday in a legislative committee. The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules rescheduled its Tuesday meeting to Wednesday in Springfield. There could be a motion to block what ISBE calls “Culturally Responsive” teaching …

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COVID-19 SHOTS MIGHT BE TWEAKED IF VARIANTS GET WORSE

(AP) — The makers of COVID-19 vaccines are figuring out how to tweak their recipes just in case the shots need an update against worrisome virus mutations. But changing the recipe is just one step. Harder is deciding if the coronavirus has mutated enough to update vaccines — and if …

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LUXURY CAR BRAND JAGUAR TO GO ALL-ELECTRIC BY 2025

LONDON (AP) — Struggling luxury car brand Jaguar will be fully electric by 2025. Jaguar Land Rover, which is owned by India’s Tata Motors, said Monday that it hopes the move will help turn around the fortunes of the 86-year-old car brand that for many epitomizes class but has struggled …

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FIRE DESTROYS OPDYKE HOME MONDAY NIGHT

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OPDYKE – A rural Opdyke home was destroyed by fire Monday night.According to the Jefferson County Fire Protection District, they responded around 10:30 Monday night to a mobile home fire in the 19000 block of East Bakerville Road.The resident was able to get out of the home safely but upon …

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