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Fewer than 40 percent of Illinois students meet new achievement marks

The Illinois State Board of Education released preliminary state-level scores from the first administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers assessment, also known as the PARCC test, on Wednesday. Less than 40 percent of Illinois students met or exceeded expectations as measured by the new statewide assessment.

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Belleville sexual assualt victim attacked in garage

Belleville Det.Sgt. Mark Heffernan talks about the crime where a woman was ambushed in her garage late Thursday by a trio of men, one of them armed with a handgun. Two of the suspects stole the woman’s 2015 Mini Cooper and the third remained behind and sexually assaulted her. Currently police have one juvenile suspect in custody after a morning car chase.
dholtmann@bnd.com
Belleville sexual assualt victim attacked in garage 03:13

Belleville sexual assualt victim attacked in garage

Woman finds 250-pound alligator swimming in her pool 09:09

Woman finds 250-pound alligator swimming in her pool

Belleville residents at odds with Lindenwood-Belleville 04:31

Belleville residents at odds with Lindenwood-Belleville

Mike Matheny on the challenges facing Cardinals 00:42

Mike Matheny on the challenges facing Cardinals