Illinois Financial Literacy Standards Take Effect

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois schools will be required to teach financial literacy skills such as balancing a checkbook and putting money into a savings account this school year. The Illinois State Board of Education adopted revised social science standards in 2015, according to The Springfield Journal-Register . Those standards were approved in February 2016…

Illinois Prepares For Total Solar Eclipse

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Illinois Department of Transportation officials say efforts are underway to make sure traffic keeps moving and roadways are safe during the upcoming solar eclipse. The Carbondale area in southern Illinois is in the path of a total eclipse on Aug. 21. The rest of Illinois will see a partial eclipse. IDOT…