Macomb, IL – The Macomb School Board is reviewing a proposal to hold classes on some holidays, including Veterans' Day.
The plan is being formulated by Superintendent Alene Reuschel. She's concerned that too many people consider Veterans' Day to be just another day off. She says they treat it as a chance to go shopping or see a movie.
Reuschel considers herself an unabashed patriot and says students need to respect and understand the sacrifices made by veterans.
The Tri States – The National Weather Service is projecting a "high probability" of spring flooding along parts of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers and their tributaries.
Hydrologist Mark Fuchs says several factors could lead to moderate or even major flooding in parts of Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri along the Mississippi. Those factors include significant winter snow in northern states, and heavy rain last fall in parts of the tri states.