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  • New book explores Aurora’s long-running prep football rivalry Jul 22, 2014 12:08 PM
    The first definitive history of the oldest football rivalry in Illinois, “Aurora’s East-West Football Rivalry” by Steve Solarz, will be released Aug. 1 as part of an Aurora Historical Society event. Solarz will sign copies of the book from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place.

  • West Chicago overcomes slow start in playoff opener May 26, 2014 3:23 PM
    Monday morning’s Class 4A regional softball game could have started better for West Chicago, but the Wildcats had no problems whatsoever with how they finished.

  • Kaneland claims Kane County crown May 10, 2014 12:33 AM
    Kaneland coach Eric Baron established the proper mindset for Friday’s Kane County boys track meet a day early. And the Knights delivered, winning their third straight Kane County boys track championship.

  • Daily Herald Prep Excellence award winners May 4, 2014 8:29 PM
    The Daily Herald's Prep Sports Excellence event Sunday at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates provided a platform to recognize some amazing achievements from the finest high school athletes and coaches. Here are our winners in the categories of dazzling moment, overcoming obstacles, sportsmanship and spirit.

  • Study: Suburban schools could lose or gain if income tax drops Apr 19, 2014 8:00 AM
    Most suburban school districts would see cuts in funding if the state’s temporary income tax increase is rolled back as scheduled, according to a state board of education figures circulated by Illinois Democrats. But a few suburban districts, such as in Wauconda, Carpentersville and even Barrington, would actually receive substantially more money.

  • Aurora teens walk 38 miles for former African child soldier Mar 28, 2014 5:22 AM
    More than 60 teens, most taking a class called Survivor Literature at East Aurora High School, spent all day Wednesday walking from their school in the Western suburbs across at least 10 towns in three counties to the lakefront home of the Chicago Bears. It was all to bring a speaker to their school next month: a man named Ishmael Beah, who, at age 12, was forced into an African army as a child soldier.

  • East Aurora teacher took long journey to the classroom Mar 19, 2014 8:31 AM
    Engineer. Missionary. Construction worker. Customer service representative. Church leader and chaplain. Tutor. Obed Mendoza did a little of everything before discovering what he truly wanted to do was teach.

  • Images: Team Dance Illinois’ Grand Championship Mar 3, 2014 6:21 PM
    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.

  • South Elgin trips up East Aurora Feb 24, 2014 11:05 PM
    With shots falling through the net on both sides and the crowd roaring, one could have easily thought the varsity players were the ones on the floor of Ernie Kivisto Memorial Gymnasium. But it was just the JV players, with South Elgin hitting a last second 3-pointer to win it, setting the stage for what would be an entertaining night of basketball on both ends of the court. Spoiling senior night for East Aurora, the Storm’s varsity was able to come back and hit just enough free throws down the stretch to take out Upstate Eight Valley foe East Aurora 84-78 on Monday night in Aurora.

  • East Aurora beats Bartlett for Jeffries’ 200th Feb 15, 2014 9:52 PM
    Coming in with a 9-game losing streak, the East Aurora boys basketball team needed a win. Not only did the Tomcats get that win on Saturday against Bartlett, they picked up their first road win of the season and first win of 2014 with a 67-61 victory in Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division play. To top it off, East Aurora coach Wendell Jeffries earned his 200th career victory, and the Tomcats avenged a 60-59 loss against Bartlett last week.

  • Kane Co. to choose educator of the year at banquet Apr 30, 2014 1:59 PM
    The 39th annual Kane County Educator of the Year Awards Banquet will be held Friday, May 2. It will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 6:30 p.m. This awards dinner provides an opportunity to honor outstanding members of the education profession in Kane County and to promote awareness of the quality education being provided in our schools. Special recognition is also given to those retiring from education this school year.

  • Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Feb 4, 2014 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports images by our photographers featuring the best from boys basketball, gymnastics and wrestling.

  • Metea Valley battles past East Aurora Jan 30, 2014 11:29 PM
    When the Metea Valley boys basketball team battled at East Aurora in early December and lost, Mustangs coach Bob Vozza talked of the team’s inexperience as it stood at below .500 and winless in conference after the game.

  • Images: East Aurora at Metea Valley boys basketball Jan 30, 2014 9:07 PM
    Metea Valley hosted East Aurora Thursday, Jan. 30 for boys basketball

  • Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Jan 28, 2014 1:12 PM
    The Daily Herald Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports images by our photographers featuring the best from girls basketball, wrestling, swimming, gymnastics and boys basketball.

  • West Aurora routs rival by record margin Jan 25, 2014 11:23 PM
    It was only fitting West Aurora honored Neal Ormond Saturday night. The iconic local play-by-play broadcaster, who has spent the last 50 years calling West Aurora boys basketball games, described an all-time first. Jontrell Walker scored 28 points to lead three West Aurora players in double figures as the Blackhawks continued their torrid shooting against archrival East Aurora.

  • Which school districts tax the most per student? Jan 22, 2014 5:35 AM
    Property taxes collected to run public schools range from $30,381 per student in Rondout Elementary District 72 to $2,815 per student in East Aurora Unit District 131, with 90 other suburban school districts falling somewhere between. For schools at the bottom end of the ranking, the taxing disparity means more reliance on state and federal resources and more basic programs.

  • West Chicago digs deep for win Jan 16, 2014 11:27 PM
    In recent years a 10-point deficit might prove demoralizing to the West Chicago boys basketball team. This year’s Wildcats squad, however, doesn’t even get fazed by a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, as evidenced by Thursday night’s exciting rally that ended in a 78-74 defeat of visiting East Aurora in Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division play.

  • St. Charles North completes weekend sweep Jan 11, 2014 11:31 PM
    Winning back-to-back basketball games on the road is no small task. About 24 hours after scoring an impressive Upstate Eight Conference River Division victory at Geneva, St. Charles North accomplished the weekend sweep with a hard-fought 75-64 triumph over host East Aurora (5-11) Saturday night in UEC crossover action.

  • Geneva withstands Tomcats’ run, takes title at East Aurora Dec 31, 2013 12:05 AM
    Geneva coach Phil Ralston wanted to see what his player were made of. The answer came when the Vikings turned back the host school’s best shot to win the 48th annual East Aurora Holiday Tournament.

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