Fairview Heights Police Department Officer Ben Hester helped recover a lamb that neighbors said had been seen on the loose for up to a month. No one’s claimed the lamb, so Hester took it to his own home.
Starting next week, the Cottages at Cathedral Square in downtown Belleville will have an “official” waiting list for low-income residents 62 or older who want to live in the $8 million housing development.
The statewide student assessment test known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers will return next year with a shorter and simpler format, to improve the testing process for both students and educators, according to school officials.
Possession of small amounts of marijuana would be punishable by a fine rather than jail time under legislation approved Thursday by the Illinois Senate. The bill now awaits approval from Gov. Bruce Rauner.