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  • Lake Zurich High School performs in the Varsity Flag Open Flag category during the TEAMDance Illinois 2014 Grand Championship in Peoria, Sunday March 2nd.

    Images: Team Dance Illinois’ Grand ChampionshipMar 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Team Dance Illinois' Grand Championship was held Sunday, March 2 at the Peoria Civic Center. The event showcases Illinois’ best dance, pom, drill and guard teams competing throughout the event.

  • Donald J. Layne

    Donald Layne’s contributions to Addison rememberedAug 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    From his time as a teacher at Addison Trail High School to his tenure as treasurer with the Addison Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Donald J. Layne made himself available to the community. On Thursday, the Addison community was there for his family. A number of friends, colleagues and former co-workers attended a Thursday memorial service for the longtime educator, who died Sunday at age 83.

  • Audit: Suburban governments far from transparent Jul 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    When it comes to posting certain information on government websites that's readily available to the public, most suburban agencies have a long way to go before they'll be completely transparent, an audit from the Illinois Policy Institute has found. Of the 102 governmental agencies the institute audited, 70 posted scores of 60 points or below, a failing grade. “It's a missed opportunity to really engage the public to participate,” said Brian Costin, the institute's director of government reform.

  • Dylan Domek

    Addison Trail rallying around ‘honorable’ senior Jun 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    For the fourth day, an Addison Trail High School senior who was hit by a car just hours before he was set to graduate remained in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said. Dylan Domek, 19, of Addison, remained Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he's been since the accident early Sunday in Chicago.

  • Addison Trail senior still critical after being hit by carJun 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    An Addison Trail High School senior who was unable to attend graduation after he was struck by a vehicle in Chicago remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday. Police said no charges will be filed in the early Sunday accident that left 19-year-old Dylan Domek with severe injuries to his head and legs.

  • State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, a Northbrook Democrat said of the provision “It sounds preposterous. i don't know how you get that and a survivor's annuity. This is the first I've heard about this.”

    How a retired teacher's pension adds up to $400,000May 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    A provision so obscure it caught several of Illinois' top legislative pension experts by surprise allows survivors of some former public employees to take over their deceased spouses' pensions as well as receive survivor benefits. “It sounds preposterous,” said state Rep. Elaine Nekritz, a Northbrook Democrat. “I don't know how you get that and a survivor's annuity. This is the first I've heard about this.”

  • Donna Cain, running for Dupage High School District 88 School Board (4-year Terms

    Donna Cain: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Donna Cain, running for Dupage High School District 88 School Board (4-year Terms

  • Thomas Edmier, running for Dupage High School District 88 School Board (4-year Terms

    Thomas Edmier: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Thomas Edmier, running for Dupage High School District 88 School Board (4-year Terms

  • James "Jay" Irvin: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for James "Jay" Irvin, running for Dupage High School District 88 School Board (4-year Terms

  • Pictured with some of the auction items is PIE chairperson Donna Cain with David Cain, who served as the master of ceremonies for the PIE event. David Cain is a member of the Board of Education in School District 45.

    PIE event raises funds for four different school districtsDec 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Partnership for Inspired Education (PIE) annual event joins four school district serving nine communities to raise funds for education. More than 400 people attended the group's recent fundraiser in Oakbrook Terrace, which raised close to $13,000. “It was wonderful to see a room filled with people, all of whom were there in support of education,” said Michele Cummins, principal for District 45's Ardmore School.

  • Steve Humphrey, superintendent of DuPage High School District 88, is retiring after more than a decade leading the district and 42 years in education.

    District 88 superintendent retires after 42 years in education Jul 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    DuPage High School District 88 is saying goodbye this summer to Superintendent Steve Humphrey after nearly 12 years. While he helped shepherd the $115 million Building the Future project that dramatically modernized Addison Trail and Willowbrook high schools, officials say he will be most missed for "giving kids every opportunity to succeed."

  • What school districts spend on taxicab transportation Jun 17, 2012 12:00 AM
    Forty-seven school districts in the state, mostly in northern Illinois, have spent nearly $50 million over the past six years on taxi services, with Northwest Suburban High School District 214 topping the list, according to contracts obtained by watchdog group For the Good of Illinois. Officials from various school districts say taxis are sometimes the best way to transport students who have special needs, are homeless or vocational education students.

  • Bloomingdale homes school boundary swap denied May 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Two subdivisions of 25 homes in Bloomingdale will remain within the school district boundaries of Glenbard High School District 87 and Marquardt Elementary District 15, even though residents there sought to detach their properties and annex into two other nearby school districts.

  • Addison Trail High School senior Ricky Diaz isn't just the first person in his family to go to college; he's headed to Harvard University. He predicted he would go there when he was 5 years old.

    Addison teen lives up to Harvard vow made at age 5 Apr 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    Not only is Addison Trail High School senior Ricky Diaz the first person in his family to go to college, but he's off to Harvard. The son of Mexican immigrants puts his unyielding work ethic into everything he takes on. "My mom and dad have worked so hard to help me and my sister, and it inspires me day in, day out," Ricky said. "I want to push my self as hard as I can to show them the values they've instilled in me mean something."

  • Judge stops school district swap in Oak BrookApr 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    A DuPage County judge has reversed a decision by the regional school board that would have allowed an Oak Brook neighborhood to switch school districts, officials said Monday. The ruling by Judge Bonnie Wheaton came as welcome news to Salt Creek Elementary District 48 and DuPage High School District 88, who stood to lose about 15 students and a combined $1 million a year in tax revenue.

  •  Addison Trail High School’s 40th annual flower show features demonstrations by local florists and work by horticulture students.

    Addison Trail presents its 40th annual flower show Mar 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    Get an early taste of spring at Addison Trail High Schools 40th annual flower show. The event begins at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the school, 213 N. Lombard Road.

  • A proposal in the General Assembly aims to bring uniformity to sex education across the state.

    Reform would bring uniformity to sex ed classFeb 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    Confused about sex education in our schools? So are some legislators and pro-life groups. House Bill 3027 will not rewrite sex education in the state. Instead, it strengthens existing language, said state Rep. Camille Lilly, a Chicago Democrat and the lead sponsor in the House. Still, some say what's included in those lessons varies widely.

  • South Elgin's football team takes the field through the tunnel at its new stadium. The South Elgin High School Boosters Club raised about $500,000 toward the construction through various fundraising avenues from raffles to the sale of engraved paving bricks.

    Goodbye bake sales: Schools get creative to rake in doughJan 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    With schools relying more and more on parent organizations and booster groups to raise money for large purchases or special events, we look at some unusual ways groups are fundraising. From world-record attempts to big act concerts, there are ways to rake in the dough without holding a bake sale.

  • Doug Wildes has been named Addison Trail High School’s new assistant principal.

    Addison Trail names new assistant principal Dec 23, 2011 12:00 AM
    When Steve Humphrey announced he would retire as superintendent of DuPage High School District 88 at the end of this school year, it launched a wave of administrative shifts. This week, those shifts continued the school board unanimously named Doug Wildes as Addison Trail High School's new assistant principal.

  • District 88 says progress happening despite report cards Nov 16, 2011 12:00 AM
    Joining the ranks of many other Illinois school districts, DuPage High School District 88 did not meet state improvement standards this year under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. But district officials say the mandate's methods for tracking achievement do not acknowledge progress at Addison Trail and Willowbrook high schools, where nearly 80 percent of students have improved scores in both math and reading since 2008.

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