Bishop makes school a little easier for some Belleville kids

A black lab trained to be a service dog for people with disabilities ended up a beloved addition to Westhaven Elementary School as a facility dog.
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A black lab trained to be a service dog for people with disabilities ended up a beloved addition to Westhaven Elementary School as a facility dog.

Lexi Cortes covers the issues and events in education that matter to metro-east students, parents and taxpayers. She won a first-place award from the Illinois Press Association in 2018 for her work on a series of stories about proposals to increase sales tax rates, focusing on how those increases could affect schools and residents.

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