An afternoon with Baldwin Intermediate School resource officer Bill Calkins is unpredictable, interesting and slightly chaotic. When there isn't a crisis, his pace slows and he greets students - they all know him as "Officer C" - as he makes his way through the halls in full uniform.
QUINCY -- Art and history were complimentary attractions Saturday as the Quincy Art Center's ArtFest and the Quincy Museum's Folk Life Festival drew crowds to the area near 16th Street between Maine and Jersey. Kim Gilbert brought grandchildren Ashton and
Ready. Set. Grow! of West Central Illinois works with parents to address the word gap that can develop in children before kindergarten.
Rebecca Turpin is coming to grips with the fact her high school sweetheart-turned-husband will never walk again. Mike Turpin fell 30 feet from a lift Sept. 4 while power-washing a church in Golden. The Plymouth couple have four young children.
State Sen. Jil Tracy didn't like every detail of the recently passed Illinois education duning bill but it was the best deal that could be reached among lawmakers.
Despite signs in Springfield that the state of Illinois might be moving toward legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, area law enforcement officials aren't in favor of it.