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WVEL Education Scope Now: University Of North Florida Offers The Holmes Scholarships

WVEL Education Scope Now: University Of North Florida Offers The Holmes Scholarships

(Photo By Flickr User Lucas Alexandros)   The University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL has introduced the Holmes Scholarship program with the aim to increase the number of teachers from underrepresented groups. Nine students have accepted full tuition scholarships. In return they agree to teach in schools in Northeast Florida once they graduate. Jarred Jackson,…MORE

WVEL Travel/Family Scope Now: The Lincoln Park Zoo Will Remain Free Until Mid-Century

WVEL Travel/Family Scope Now: The Lincoln Park Zoo Will Remain Free Until Mid-Century

(Photo By Flickr User Michael Lehet)   Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo will remain free to all until mid-century under an agreement zoo operators reached with the city’s park district. The Lincoln Park Zoological Society, which operates the zoo, and the Chicago Park District, which owns the zoo’s land and buildings on the city’s North Side, extended…MORE

WVEL Consumer/News Scope Now: Counterfeit Money Circulating In Clinton, IL

WVEL Consumer/News Scope Now: Counterfeit Money Circulating In Clinton, IL

(Photo By Flickr User wormwould) Newsline: Clinton, IL Clinton, IL police say they’ve gotten many reports on last week of counterfeit one hundred ($100) dollar bills being circulated to area businesses. According to WAND-TV, Officials say at first glance, the one hundred dollar bills appear authentic. However, upon closer inspection, police say the bills have the…MORE

WVEL News Scope Now: Illinois Law Allows SNAP Benefits For Fast Food Purchases

WVEL News Scope Now: Illinois Law Allows SNAP Benefits For Fast Food Purchases

(Photo By Flickr User U.S. Department of Agriculture)   Elderly, disabled, homeless people and their spouses, will have the ability to use supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits to buy meals at fast food restaurants in the state of Illinois. The Restaurant Meals Program (HB3343) was singed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on last week.…MORE