News Headlines – September 13, 2018

Last Updated on September 13th, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

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(Undated) — Here’s the latest news: The University of Illinois says enrollment is up at two of its three campuses. One Quad Cities school board is questioning the price tag for its next superintendent. The officer who stopped the school shooting in Dixon will be honored at Monday night’s Bears game.

>>Dixon Police Officer To Be Honored At Monday’s Bears Game

(Chicago, IL) — The Dixon police officer who stopped a school shooting last spring will be honored at the next Chicago Bears game. The Bears yesterday announced that Officer Mark Dallas will serve as an honorary captain at Monday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Dixon stopped a teenage shooter who brought a rifle to Dixon High School last spring, and no one was hurt in the incident.

>>Enrollment Up At Two Of Three U Of I Campuses

(Urbana, IL) — Enrollment is up at two of the University of Illinois’ three campuses. The school released its fall 2018 enrollment figures yesterday. U of I leaders say there are more students at the Urbana-Champaign and Chicago campuses. Enrollment is down at the University of Illinois at Springfield, but the school’s freshman class is larger. In all, almost 87 thousand students attend the University of Illinois’ three campuses.

>>Rock Island School Board Shocked By Proposed Superintendent Salary

(Rock Island, IL) — Some school leaders in Rock Island are wondering why they’ll have to pay their next superintendent so much. Rock Island-Milan School Board Member Terell Williams yesterday asked why a consultant is telling the district it will need to pay about 190 thousand-dollars a year for their next superintendent. Williams said the current district boss, Mike Oberhaus, is making just 175 thousand-dollars this year. Oberhaus is retiring at the end of the year.

>>Pana Losing It’s Walmart Next Month

(Pana, IL) — Another small, central Illinois community is losing its Walmart. Walmart yesterday announced that it will be closing its store in Pana [[ pain-uh ]] on October 12th. Walmart is not offering a reason for the decision to close the doors. Clinton lost its Walmart back in July.

>>Knox County Man Dies In Fire

(Knoxville, IL) — Investigators say a Knox County man died of smoke inhalation after a fire at his home. Knoxville Police say 67-year-old Bradley Hobbs died in the fire, likely along with his cats. Firefighters say they got a 911 call about 9:30 Tuesday night and arrived to find the house on fire. Investigators say they still don’t know what caused the fire.