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RPS 205 keeps tax levy flat for 6th straight year

ROCKFORD — The Rockford School Board voted this week to keep its tax levy at the same level for a sixth consecutive year. RPS 205's tax rate peaked at $7.93 in 2015 before dropping to $7.80 in 2016. The board had recommended a $7.72 rate…

Rockford kids overcome, protect friends from bullies

By Jim Hagerty Contributor ROCKFORD -- When Devol Yokley-Griffin put on his football uniform for the first time, he hadn't thought about succeeding on the field. The 11-year-old had never played the game before 2017, and only joined…

NIU trustees again vote to freeze tuition

DeKALB — Northern Illinois University trustees have again voted to freeze tuition and lower fees for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. The Daily-Chronicle reports that the school's Board of Trustees voted last week. Tuition at the…

SIU discusses reorganization plan

CARBONDALE — The chancellor of Southern Illinois University wants to eliminate academic departments and department heads amid plummeting enrollment and deteriorating finances. Chancellor Carlo Montemagno announced his plan earlier this…