Rock Valley College plans to expand its aviation maintenance program at Chicago Rockford International Airport. The two sides announced the deal Tuesday. The airport will lease land to RVC for construction of a larger training facility.
Officials say they hope to significantly increase the number of students both participating and graduating from the program. They say higher numbers will help to attract new businesses for Rockford's aerospace manufacturing industry.
In light of the decreasing number of influenza cases in the Rock River Region, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford Health System, SwedishAmerican Health System, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, have lifted the visitor age restrictions.
According to a news release from the Winnebago County Health Department, the restrictions on visitors age 18 and under were put in place back in mid-January to limit the spread of influenza.
The Illinois Senate is considering limits on the ways law enforcement can use electronic tracking information. Privacy advocates and police are in favor of the change.
With the popularity of GPS-enabled smart phones, many people constantly broadcast their location. And Illinois law doesn't have much to say about how that information can and can't be used against them in court.
Privacy advocates want restrictions. And even law enforcement can be left guessing as to what's legal.
An Illinois lawmaker wants to make changes to the state's pre-paid college tuition program because he says it's dangerously close to financial disaster. State Senator Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, says the problem is College Illinois' unfunded liabilities at the end of last fiscal year were nearly $450 million. He says it's because the state is locking in funds to families with no guarantee they will be there when young children eventually enroll in college.
Best-selling author James Patterson recently pledged to give away $1 million of his own money to independent booksellers around the country.
"We're in a juncture right now where bookstores as we have known them are at risk," Patterson last week told NPR's Renee Montagne. "Libraries as we've known them are at risk, publishers are at risk, American literature is at risk, as we've known it, and getting kids reading is at risk."
Each individual bookstore received up to $15,000 and there are no limits on how they use that money.