Skipping school has serious consequences in Kane.
Both the school administration and Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman are taking a tough stance on truancy.
"Students cannot learn if they are not present in school," Dr. Maryann Anderson, school district superintendent, said. She pointed out that the school district is required to enforce the state compulsory attendance law.
ST. MARYS â€“ Officials on Thursday confirmed the death of a St. Marys Mersen USA employee after an industrial explosion in the morning.
Noah Nichelson, St. Marys Mersen USA general manager, said in a statement to WJAC that one employee was killed and two were injured following â€śan equipment related accidentâ€ť at the plant.
The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for the annual Kane area "Citizen-of-the-Year" award.
The Kane Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations at its office at 54 Fraley St. in Uptown Kane.