Illinois Senate GOP says budget plan not ready

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) –  Top Illinois Senate Republicans say they can’t support a proposed budget compromise because it’s still not ready. Democratic Senate President John Cullerton canceled action on the plan Wednesday. He blamed Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner for sabotaging the plan before votes on an income tax increase, a property tax freeze, and other…

Mid-Missouri district to try 4-day school week

KINGDOM CITY, Mo. (AP) – The superintendent of the North Callaway School District says the district will implement a four-day school week for the 2017-18 school year. Superintendent Bryan Thomsen says the change is in response to a cut in state funds for schools. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2ldqQYN ) Thomsen said the change…