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Illinois Ancestors: Site pays tribute to Civil War at 150

The 150th anniversary of the Civil War continues to be acknowledged in Illinois at http://www.illinoiscivilwar150.org, where special events throughout the state are posted in addition to a most comprehensive list of links to Civil War data.

Group sues Ford-Iroquois agency over public records

PARIS, Ill. — The head of a watchdog group investigating the finances of the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department has filed a lawsuit, contesting the agency's denial of a Freedom of Information Act request.

The lawsuit was filed Friday in Edgar County Circuit Court by John Kraft of Paris, Ill., who co-owns the nonprofit Edgar County Watchdogs' website with Kirk Allen of Kansas, Ill.

Heavy, wet snow still on the way

From the National Weather Service:

State seeks input on changes to special-education rules

For Larkin Armstrong, a Champaign first-grader who has special needs, spending time with her classmates without disabilities at school means they recognize her in the grocery store or around town as just another student who wants to learn.

Winter storm watch issued for East Central Illinois

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for all of East Central Illinois except Ford and Iroquois counties from late Saturday through Monday morning.

Ford and Iroquois counties are under a separate winter storm watch from Sunday morning through Monday morning.

Snow accumulation of five to eight inches and wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour are expected.

Some school districts' financial ratings drop

Several local school districts are among those whose financial rankings have gone down as a result of tough economic times, even after being adjusted for delays in state payments.

The Illinois State Board of Education's annual financial profile of the state's public schools was released during its monthly board meeting Wednesday.

Entertainment listings, March 21-28

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

Field Museum exhibit shedding light on a living world

Glowing can get you dates, hide you from a predator or snare you prey — depending on which species you hang out with.

Clubs listings, March 21-28

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

Film capsules, March 21

From e3 magazine

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