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  • College information at Gurnee library: Jan 19, 2015 5:18 PM
    Detailed information for those headed to college will be available Thursday, Jan. 22, at Warren-Newport Puiblic Library in Gurnee.

     
  • Learn land management methods from local experts Jan 18, 2015 4:19 PM
    Learn about native plants and how to attract pollinators to your yard at Garfield Farm Museum's Natural Area Management seminar in February.

     
  • CLC moves auto collision repair classes Jan 18, 2015 4:31 PM
    College of Lake County's automotive collision repair classes are now in a renovated building.

     
  • Wauconda hosts Future Business Leaders conference Jan 17, 2015 6:21 PM
    More than 700 students participated in Saturday’s Future Business Leaders of America Northern Area Conference in Wauconda. Wauconda High School hosted the event which also saw more than 300 business community members involved in judging competitions, presenting workshops or volunteering.

     
  • District 211 to embark on new strategic plan Jan 17, 2015 8:27 AM
    In response to a school board member’s request, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 Superintendent Dan Cates Thursday proposed a time frame in which a new strategic financial plan for the district can be implemented. Cates said the district has a process of continuous planning, reviewing and strategic thinking. But he welcomed the opportunity to take that process to a new level.

     
  • Butterfield School students are archaeologists for a day in Libertyville Jan 16, 2015 4:49 PM
    Second-graders at Butterfield Elementary School in Libertyville had a chance to handle fossils and bones during an in-school field trip Friday.

     
  • District 211 moving finals to December Jan 16, 2015 9:07 AM
    Without debate or any further input from the public, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members Thursday voted 6-0 to move first-semester finals before winter break beginning in the 2016-17 school year. Nevertheless, there was some last-minute discussion and clarification about the impacts of that decision for students of the district’s five high schools.

     
  • Huntley changing what traditional high school looks like Jan 16, 2015 12:42 PM
    Huntley Unit District 158's pioneering blended learning initiative is being hailed as a model for other districts in a recent study published in eLearn Magazine. One-third of students are taught through online tools, activities and content, as well as traditional classroom instruction. “We're really changing what the American high school looks like and that's what's really exciting to be a part of changing it,” District 158 Superintendent John Burkey said.

     
  • Oakton men’s soccer player named to Scholar All-American Team Jan 16, 2015 1:21 PM
    An Oakton Community College student, sophomore Pooya Shams, has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Men’s Junior College Division Scholar All-America Team.

     
  • St. Patrick in Wadsworth begins Catholic Schools Week with open house Jan 16, 2015 1:18 PM
    St. Patrick School in Wadsworth will host their annual Open House on Sunday, Jan. 25, to kick off the nationwide Catholic Schools Week.

     
  • Warren High with National Merit honorees: Jan 16, 2015 5:05 PM
    Warren Township High School District 121 in Gurnee has announced National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists.

     
  • District 46 parents can take part in statewide survey Jan 15, 2015 11:55 AM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 plans to participate in a statewide survey on school climate and learning conditions.

     
  • Teen forum Thursday in Lincolnshire Jan 14, 2015 6:28 PM
    A community group called Stand Strong will hold a panel discussion on the pressures facing teens today regarding drugs, alcohol and sexting today at Lincolnshire’s village hall.

     
  • Brainerd Building bricks may be offered for sale to benefit educational programs Jan 14, 2015 4:47 PM
    Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 officials have reversed course and may offer bricks from the Brainerd Building and Jackson Gym for sale. Proceeds could benefit educational programs, a district official says.

     
  • Editorial: Incomplete grade for free community college tuition Jan 14, 2015 12:06 PM
    A Daily Herald editorial says President Obama's free tuition iplan for community colleges has merit but how it would be funded is a key quesiton that must be answered.

     
  • Simon Youth Foundation seeks applicants for scholarships Jan 14, 2015 12:38 PM
    For the 15th straight year, Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, will award a college scholarship to one student from every community that is home to a Simon property, including Gurnee Mills.

     
  • Nao the robot impresses students at Adler Park School in Libertyville Jan 14, 2015 12:39 PM
    Students at Adler Park Elementary School got a chance to meet the future recently in the form of a state-of-the-art humanoid robot named Nao.

     
  • Geneva schools favor property tax rebate to attract factory Jan 13, 2015 9:14 AM
    Geneva school board members favor offering a property tax rebate incentive to attract a filtration factory to a site in Batavia, under a tentative intergovernmental agreement the board approved Monday.

     
  • Retiring Benedictine president: 'Time to pass it on' Jan 13, 2015 11:05 PM
    William J. Carroll planned to stay 10 years as president of Illinois Benedictine College in Lisle when he was hired in 1995. An extra decade later, Carroll said he has plenty of ideas to continue improving the private Catholic university. But the 67-year-old Naperville resident announced his intention to step down by Dec. 31 so a new leader can step in. “I could do more, but a lot has been done, and it's time to pass it on,” Carroll said Tuesday.

     
  • Free college financial aid/FAFSA completion events offered Jan 13, 2015 11:53 AM
    College applicants and their parents can get assistance to complete and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid at sessions across Lake County through early March.

     
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