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Mistakes, equipment issues pose serious threats with rail-related hazmatDec 20, 2014 11:58 PM
Thousands of gallons of pollution are released across the region from train cars every year. The causes in most cases are preventable, from human error to loose screws. While shippers, manufacturers and railroads shift blame, affected towns just want it to stop. “The regulators need to get serious about what they’re doing,” Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner said.
Minorities now the new majority in many suburban schoolsDec 21, 2014 12:06 AM
There are more minority students in Illinois than their white counterparts, and more than 50 percent of students now come from low-income families. Suburban educators are adjusting to the demographic shift. Of the change and the challenge, Glenbard High School District 87 Superintendent David Larson said, “This is what’s happening in America. It’s exciting. It’s energizing, and it’s important to embrace.”