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  • Family farms honored in Indianapolis

    Today at the Indiana Statehouse, Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney presented 63 families with a Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of their commitment to Indiana agriculture. To be named a Hoosier Homestead, farms must be owned by the same family for at least 100 consecutive years and consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 in agricultural products per year. 

  • Study: it helps to include children with disabilities, especially at a young age

    (CNN)--A new study shows young children with disabilities thrive when they are included rather than secluded. The study says involving all students in similar activities encourages active participation and a feeling of belonging. Their findings suggest that preschools would be more effective in educating *all types of students if they increase the quality of their inclusive settings for kids early on. And, they say administrators, specialists, teachers and families must all collaborate for th...

  • Safer tank-cars still failed during Galena train derailment

    Heavy, black smoke is billowing from a train derailment about three miles south of Galena.  It happened near the river, south of Ferry Landing Road.

  • Super Bowl champ Sean Considine helps kids prep for test

    Common Core gets put to the test this Monday and one Rockford elementary school is prepping students by bringing in a well known face. 

  • Would-be robber pushes woman into the snow and flees empty-handed

    Would-be robber rifles through woman's pockets and leaves empty-handed.


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