Heads Up Drivers! MoDOT To Close I-44 This Weekend

(St. Louis, MO)  —  Drivers heading downtown on a beautiful Fall weekend will encounter some inconveniences. MODOT will completely close I-44 between Kingshighway and Jefferson Avenue starting at 8 o’clock tonight. The weekend ramp closures include the Lafayette and Jefferson Avenue ramps onto I-44 west, the ramps from Vandeventer and Grand onto eastbound-44 and the…

Illinois schools must implement 24 new rules

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – State records show schools in Illinois will start the academic year having to comply with at least two dozen new statutes, or mandates from lawmakers. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers says that reports collected by the Illinois State Board of Education show the 24 additional requirements are down slightly…