Effort Underway To Locate, Preserve Illinois WWI Memorials

MATTOON, Ill. (AP) — Efforts are underway to locate and restore outdoor World War I memorials and monuments across Illinois. The nonprofit organization Landmarks Illinois is offering matching grants to residents, organizations and government agencies interested in preserving WWI monuments, the Mattoon Journal-Gazette reported. The group also is working to find and record the location…

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…