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Nov 30 2012 | 5:35 pm - The Crystal Lake Police Department has named a new police chief. James Black, currently the deupty police chief for the village of Downers Grove, will take the office effective Jan. 7, 2013. Black succeeds David Linder, who will retire after 32...
Nov 27 2012 | 12:12 am - Students, teachers and parents caught in the middle of contract negotiations between the district school board and its teachers union again bombarded the school board during public comments at Monday's school board meeting. While the turnout failed...
Nov 26 2012 | 5:29 pm - Kane County Sheriff's detectives were able to positively identify the skeletal remains found in a wooded area near Hampshire as those of Kathey Wilk. The cause of death is undetermined; however investigators do not suspect that foul play was...
Nov 25 2012 | 7:24 pm - Elgin Community College has embarked on a new marketing campaign to stress the value of an education, especially the value of an ECC education that's less expensive than a full four-year university. The college has released a 50-second commercial...
Nov 23 2012 | 6:06 am - Elgin Community College was recognized as a leader in the national student completion movement by Achieving the Dream. The college, which is the only one in Illinois and one of 14 institutions nationwide designated as a 2012 Leader College, was...
Nov 21 2012 | 9:24 am - Students and staff at Dundee Middle School have parents and volunteers to thank for a state-of-the-art mobile lab with a dozen netbook computers. The Parent Association has raised $13,500 toward the purchase of netbook computers through various...
Nov 21 2012 | 6:52 am - Teachers in Community Unit District 300 have filed an intent to strike notice and now have 14 days before a strike can take place. The earliest a strike can occur is Dec. 3. Meanhwile, both the administration and the teachers union have posted their...
Nov 21 2012 | 10:01 am - Teachers in Huntley Unit District 158 have a new three-year agreement after the school board ratified a contract Tuesday night. The school board and teachers union, the Huntley Education Association, had tried twice before to broker a deal before...
Nov 19 2012 | 6:41 am - While bullying dominates headlines about schools across the country, there are programs in local high schools that teach students to mentor and lead their peers. Senior leaders in the five high schools across Elgin Area School District U-46 are...
Nov 19 2012 | 9:30 pm - Huntley teachers ratified a tentative agreement with the school district Monday night. Details of the contract were not released but union co-president Julie McLaughlin said 98 percent of teachers present voted in favor of the contract.