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The Illinois State Board of Education is weighing whether to replace the state’s annual Illinois Assessment of Readiness standardized test for grades 3 through 8 with three separate tests spread out in a school year.But teacher unions and education advocacy groups claim the proposed change would amount to more class time being dedicated to test preparation.
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Businesses and social gatherings in Illinois are no longer subject to any COVID-related capacity limits as the state enters the long-awaited “Phase Five” of Gov. JB Pritzker’s “Restore Illinois” economic reopening plan on Friday. Fifteen months after COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, here's the virus' impact on Illinois by the numbers.
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The rise in support stems largely from a majority of Republicans, who for the first time back same-sex marriage at 55%, according to Gallup.
It's not clear how often or how broadly Beijing will use the law. But by complying with U.S. sanctions on China, businesses could face tough sanctions in China as a penalty for doing so.
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