BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Issues with multiple voters being listed to single addresses were among the potential problems with voter rolls in southwestern Illinois. The Belleville News-Democrat examined voter registrations in Madison County, St. Clair County and East St. Louis. The newspaper's findings include 15 registered voters listing their address as a home in Washington Park, 27 voters listing the same home in East St. Louis and another 27 voters listing their homes as a Highland campground.
HIGHLAND, Ill. (AP) - Teachers in southwestern Illinois' Highland School District have rejected another contract offer. Superintendent Michael Sutton says he was surprised the tentative deal didn't pass. Highland Education Association President ShiAnne Shively said union leaders took their direction from the members. Teachers in the 3,000-student district went on strike Thursday after nearly six months of negotiations.
CHICAGO (AP) - An annual Mexican Independence Day Parade in Chicago has drawn major candidates for the city's 2015 mayoral election and the November contest for Illinois governor. Alderman Bob Fioretti announced his bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel a day earlier. Also at yesterday's parade was Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis.
PARK FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Officials say two schools in Chicago's south suburbs will be renamed after the first family. School officials with District 163 in Park Forrest say the Beacon Hill school in Chicago Heights has been renamed the Barack Obama School of Leadership and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Forest Trail. Officials also say Forest Trail Middle School in Park Forest is now the Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Arts.
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