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Suburban dance squads planning ‘hard-hitting,’ intricate routines at state championships

Jan 29 2015 | 11:30 am - Nearly 40 dance squads will represent suburban high schools at the two-day state finals this weekend in Bloomington. “When we are out on that floor, every single person matters and every single person needs to be pulling their weight,...

Palatine Dist. 15 school board has pick of 26 applicants for vacancy

Jan 29 2015 | 4:39 pm - The Palatine Township Elementary District 15 school board has about two weeks to chose a new member from 26 candidates applying for a vacant two-year seat. Or, the task goes to the regional superintendent of schools. “We’re under some...

Neighborhoodscout.com puts Bartett, Hanover Park on ‘safest communities’ list

Jan 29 2015 | 6:55 pm - Two neighbors — Bartlett and Hanover Park — have made a national list ranking the top 100 safest cities. Neighborhoodscout.com tracked both violent (armed robbery, murder, rape) and property crime (burglary, arson) data in towns with...

Wheeling’s proposed stormwater fee would take effect in August

Jan 27 2015 | 11:39 pm - Wheeling officials are planning to start charging businesses and residents a stormwater utility fee this August. The proposed fee, showing up on water bills, would pay for projects designed to curb flooding and for the upkeep of the village's...

Wheeling Town Center delayed by ‘unforeseen’ gas line

Jan 27 2015 | 12:33 am - Construction on the $100 million Town Center — creating a long-awaited downtown Wheeling — will be delayed about three months after developers discovered “unforeseen,” underground utilities they want to relocate. But...

Families warm to ice carving demonstrations in downtown Wheaton

Jan 25 2015 | 8:19 am - "Frozen" stars Elsa and Olaf will greet Wheaton shoppers and diners downtown, at least until they melt. They started as blocks of ice and were transformed into shimmering sculptures in the city's first ice festival Saturday. “The kids just...

Neighbors mourn woman killed in Barrington-area fire

Jan 25 2015 | 8:29 am - An elderly woman, Carole Schnable, died in a house fire early Saturday in unincorporated Barrington. Schnable’s husband, Ken, her high school sweetheart, had died almost two years ago. “She really missed him after he passed away,”...

Rauner promises ‘competitive’ salaries for business leaders joining team

Jan 23 2015 | 10:13 pm - Business leaders tapped to join Illinois’ new executive team will be offered “competitive” salaries to lure them out of the private sector, Gov. Bruce Rauner said Friday. The Winnetka Republican said he plans to announce more...

Rauner says he’ll have own plan for making community colleges affordable

Jan 23 2015 | 6:40 pm - Gov. Bruce Rauner called Harper College a model for what Illinois’ community colleges need more of: partnerships with employers and training for technical jobs. Rauner mixed his business principles with his education philosophies in a keynote...

Bartlett High School hosts middle school robotics meet — underwater

Jan 23 2015 | 3:24 pm - "Something always goes wrong" is the running joke in the growing world of competitive robotics, but students taking part in an inaugural meet Thursday at Bartlett High School had one more obstacle than usual to overcome: water.

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