WUIS is asking the candidates for Springfield mayor to talk about education issues facing the community. Springfield Mayor Mike Houston says he's concerned that most new single family homes in the area are in suburban school districts. He says an increase in funding for District 186 is probably needed, but says the school board needs to build credibility first.
The University of Illinois Springfield is closed Monday due to weather conditions. UIS is operating under its essential services policy.
Springfield School District 186 is closed Monday, as is the Jacksonville School District and most other area schools.
Other colleges closed on Monday include Bradley University, Illinois College, Illinois State University, Lincoln College, Lincoln Land Community College, Robert Morris University, SIU School of Medicine and Western Illinois University,