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  • Dave Secrest: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Dave Secrest, running for Crystal Lake High School District 155 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Gary Oberg, running for Crystal Lake High School District 155 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Gary Oberg: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Gary Oberg, running for Crystal Lake High School District 155 School Board (4-year Terms)

  •  Neuqua Valley High School takes the floor in the state dance preliminaries on Friday in Bloomington. Neuqua advanced to the Division 3A finals.

    Suburban teams advance in state dance competition Jan 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Suburban high schools are well-represented among the 30 competitive dance teams heading into the IHSA's first state championships on Saturday in Bloomington. Ninety schools competed Friday, but only one-third of them are alive going into the finals.

  •  Jacquie Duginske, an administrator in Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300, is among the growing number of teachers to gain national certification.

    District 300 teachers reflect trend toward national certification Jan 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Jacquie Duginske and Jamie Soprych were recognized by Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300 for becoming nationally board certified -- a process that is becoming more common in school districts in the suburbs, the state and nation.

  • Austin D. Anderson

    Fox Valley Leadership honorable mentionsDec 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    2012-2013 Fox Valley Leadership Team honorable mentions

  • Education reporter looking for stories Dec 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    For the last two years I have been profiling people in the community about once per week. I'm switching beats once again and my search for people who will let me tell their stories is narrowing.

  • Bullying is alive and well Nov 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    A Crystal Lake letter to the editor: Imagine being a kid and having someone your age tell you, every day, what they perceive to be wrong with you. That you are worthless. That was happening to my daughter.

  •  Ali Cazel of Huntley swims the 200 yard freestyle race during the St. Charles North girls swimming sectional Saturday.

    Huntley’s Curits makes school history Nov 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    No matter how she performs in Evanston next weekend, Chanel Curtis is already a record-setter as the first Huntley swimmer — boys or girls — to qualify a state swim meet. Curtis booked her place after she finished third in the 50-yard freestyle in Saturday's St. Charles North Sectional. "It's really exciting and I'm really happy," Curtis said.

  • Juniors Karla Jaime and Laura Oliveri get help from biology teacher Sheilagh DeLorenzo in explaining their experiment results for a presentation in class at Huntley High School. Students submerged eggs in different liquids a few days prior and reported their findings to classmates.

    School report cards: Huntley posts big gains in science Oct 31, 2012 12:00 AM
    It's not an exact science, but educators in Huntley Unit District 158 say more challenging coursework, continued adjustments to the curriculum and high expectations of all students helped high school juniors again raise the bar in a statewide science assessment. The number of Huntley High School juniors who met or exceeded state standards in science jumped 8.1 percentage points.

  • Courtney Wilt, 16, of Inverness explains her physics project to her fellow classmates as her project partner Leah Thomas, 16, of Barrington looks on during summer school at Barrington High School.

    Title IX: Local high schools work to bridge achievement gap Sep 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    While girls consistently outdo boys in reading, female students seem to still struggle to keep up in math and science. Although girls and women have made significant progress in the 40 years since the introduction of Title IX — the law that prohibits educational programs that receive federal funding from discriminating on the basis of sex — students and educators say more work is needed to truly level the playing field.

  • Crystal Lake Class of 1962 celebrates 50th Aug 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Crystal Lake Community High School Class of 1962 will have its 50th reunion Sept. 28 and 29. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 28 with the homecoming parade.

  • A gigantic flag makes its way South along Route 31 during the parade at last year's Founders' Days Festival in Algonquin.

    Algonquin Founders' Days provides family funJul 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    Algonquin's 53nd Founders' Days Festival will reach out to special-needs children, feature a statewide battle of the bands competition and present the town with memorable fireworks. Jerry McEvilly, who sits on the festival committee board, said the committee works year-round to give the community an affordable four days of excitement.

  •  Russel Cardelli of Algonquin, 21, earned first place for Team Cardelli, in the Cardboard Boat Regatta at last year’s Algonquin Founders’ Days Festival.

    Algonquin cardboard boat races promote cancer awareness at fest Jul 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    Each year the Algonquin Founders' Days Festival entertains the crowds with a boat race. The boats are made of cardboard and duct tape and contestants are given an hour to create them. Then, they race down the Fox River and back for a cash reward.

  •  Emily Rademaker, a Cary resident and recent graduate of North Central College, is heading to South Africa with the Peace Corps for the next 27 months. She will be in Kwa-Zulu Natal, a northwest province, serving as an English and health educator.

    Cary resident travels to South Africa via Peace CorpsJul 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    While many recent college graduates may be camping out in their parents' house, frantically sending out resumes and rethinking the degree they just graduated with, 22-year-old Emily Rademaker of Cary is embracing her newfound freedom, and Tuesday, July 10, will pledge the next 27 months of her life to service in the Peace Corps in South Africa.

  •  Baylee Kassel of Crystal Lake participates in the ice cream eating contest at the 2011 Crystal Lake Lakeside Festival. The fest benefits the Lakeside Legacy Arts Foundation. The 33rd annual festival is this weekend at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake.

    Legacy Arts Park to benefit from Lakeside Fest Jun 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Young artists from the Crystal Lake community will once again benefit from the 33rd annual Lakeside Festival held at the Lakeside Legacy Art Park this weekend. The part-carnival, part-food and music festival is celebrating 10 years of supporting arts education in the community.

  • Allison Bott

    Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentionsMay 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    2011-2012 Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentions

  •  The 2011-12 Fox Valley Academic Team outside the Daily Herald’s Elgin office. Front row, from left: Connor Flexman, Elgin Academy; James Bartusek, Geneva High School; Michael Fitzpatrick, Marian Central Catholic High School; Alex Whitaker, Cary-Grove High School; Ryan Wyllie, Geneva High School. Bow row, from left: Anna Gawlik, St. Charles North High School; Alexandra Tarr, (Burlington) Central High School; Allison Dianis, Harry D. Jacobs High School; Madeline Bartot, Huntley High School; and Elisah Vanden Bussche, Harry D. Jacobs High School.

    2011-2012 Fox Valley Academic Team May 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    Meet the members of the 2011-2012 Fox Valley Academic Team. Here are 10 teenagers who know what they want out of life. Some of them settled on a life goal when they were preschoolers. Others took a little bit longer to decide. But they all know the possibilities are endless. "Putting my passion into diverse activities has opened the gateway for academic learning to be forged into life success," writes Connor Flexman of Elgin Academy.

  • Jordan Puhala

    3 from Dist. 155 vie for state musical theater honors May 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    Three students from Crystal Lake High School District 155 are among two dozen from Illinois who are finalists in the first Illinois High School Music Theater Awards. The winners, which will be announced Monday, will go on to represent Illinois in the national awards in New York City in June.

  • Double-digit increases the norm for McHenry County tax rates Apr 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Tax rates in McHenry County released Monday showed a majority of taxing bodies will see double-digit increases. But McHenry County Clerk Kathie Schultz said the increases were expected as tax rates go up when propoerty values go down.

  • Jimmy Gustafson, left, of Lake in the Hills and Tanner Frese of Cary practice combination punches. Gustafson is boxing in Round 1, an exhibition set for Saturday, April 28, in Lakemoor.

    Cary resident launches boxing promotions Apr 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Paul Jonas really believes in boxing as a way to build character, especially in young people. The Cary resident has created Poundit Boxing Promotions, which will present its first amateur boxing event Saturday evening at The Lakemoor Banquets.

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