Schools on shaky ground in budget deal

Illinois finally figured out a budget, but its no guarantee the state's schools will be properly funded this fall.

But the kids are all right

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Jakai, Navarion and Alec, all of RI.

Jakai Hickman-Coleman, 10, Navarion Counts, 12, and Alec McKinney, 10, all took part in the Stepping Up for Summer Learning event July 13 in Moline. Alec cracked up the crowd of almost 1,000 by bringing up presidential politics during a Comedy Sportz improv routine. Navarion and Jakai ageed, their buddy is a comedian, in school and around the neighborhood.

Eight-hundred children and 100 adult volunteers joined Stepping Up for Summer Learning today at the iWireless Center, keeping sharp between school terms and cracking some pretty good political jokes with Comedy Sportz.

This is a good son

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JDC - Kyle Bohman

Golfer Tim Herron, left, greets standard bearer Darrel Peck, center, and walking scorekeeper Kyle Bohman on Thursday during the first round of the John Deere Classic. Kyle returned from his home in Rome, Italy, to volunteer this week and visit family.

Moline native Kyle Bohman flies all the way from Rome to help mother Debbie Bohman at the John Deere Golf Classic, where she's now volunteering for her 30th year. Kyle admits his Italian neighbors "think I'm crazy" but he calls the JDC a way of giving back to his home community.

And these are some hard workers

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David Pack works at a food preparation tent at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois, on Wednesday. He said the job is preparing him for culinary arts classes.

Of course, the JDC wouldn't run at all if it wasn't for the tireless efforts of temp workers roasting meat, and themselves, in the summer heat as they grill up tens of thousands of pork chops, hot dogs, and hamburgers for the crowds. 

Weather

A hot night easing in to a cool morning.

Traffic

It's open lanes and easing riding.

 
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