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Local high school students can submit artwork to D.C. competition

High school students living in parts of Madison County IL can submit their artwork to U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition in Washington, D.C., until May 3. A winning piece of art will be selected by panel of local judges while on display at the Hatheway Cultural Center at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey IL and Edwardsville IL and East Alton IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO.

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Belleville schools sign up for new option in bus service

Belleville School District 118 school board approved an agreement with Belleville School District 201 for bus service starting with the 2017-18 school year and ending with the 2019-2020 school year for the school districts in Belleville, IL in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

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Belleville schools consider new option for bus service

Belleville IL District 118 School Board meets in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO to consider transportation agreement with Belleville IL High School District 201 for school bus services starting next school year. District 118 would be responsible for costs like paying drivers and buying a fleet of buses.

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Congressman accepting local submissions for D.C. art contest

Students in parts of Madison County IL and Clinton County IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO have until April 28 to enter artwork into the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, a Republican from Collinsville, IL, is accepting entries from high school students who live in the 15th Congressional District.

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Plans for District 118 schools without new tax revenue

St. Clair County IL and Madison County IL voters in the April 4, 2017, election reject proposed sales tax increases on ballots that would have given new revenue to schools based on student population to use on construction, renovation, expansion, repairs, upgrades and toward paying debt from previous work. School leaders from Belleville IL, Smithton IL, Granite City IL, Highland IL and Alton IL, in Southern Illinois, near St. Louis MO, say they will rely on property taxes for those costs.

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His immigrant parents sought the American Dream. He hopes to ‘finish what they started.’

Jose Sanchez, an 18-year-old Collinsville High School Kahoks student from Collinsville, IL in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, was accepted to the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL through the QuestBridge National College Match scholarship program a full-ride scholarship. He says he his inspired by his parents who immigrated from Mexico when they were teenagers hoping to achieve the American Dream.

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Plans for District 118 schools without new tax revenue

St. Clair County IL and Madison County IL voters in the April 4, 2017, election reject proposed sales tax increases on ballots that would have given new revenue to schools based on student population to use on construction, renovation, expansion, repairs, upgrades and toward paying debt from previous work. School leaders from Belleville IL, Smithton IL, Granite City IL, Highland IL and Alton IL, in Southern Illinois, near St. Louis MO, say they will rely on property taxes for those costs.
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Plans for District 118 schools without new tax revenue 1:56

Plans for District 118 schools without new tax revenue

Brooklyn students at McKendree for 'Let's Go to College' day 0:45

Brooklyn students at McKendree for 'Let's Go to College' day

SIU chief on the Carbondale campus need for cash 1:41

SIU chief on the Carbondale campus need for cash

District 118 superintendent talks how sales tax revenue would be used 1:25

District 118 superintendent talks how sales tax revenue would be used