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Superintendent: Paris HS must replace gym floor after pipe burst and flood

PARIS – The superintendent of an Eastern Illinois school district says the gymnasium floor of the high school must be rebuilt after a pipe break and flood. It was the Christmas Day surprise that Paris Union School District No. 95 superintendent Jeremy Larson was not expecting. “When you walk into the school and into that […]

A judge ruled the portion of the SAFE-T Act ending cash bail is unconstitutional

A Kankakee County judge has ruled that the portion of the state’s controversial SAFE-T Act that ends cash bail is unconstitutional. The judge’s ruling late Wednesday comes just four days before cash bail was set to be abolished across Illinois as part of the massive criminal-justice reform law. In his ruling, Kankakee County Chief Judge Thomas W. […]