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  • Melinda Bush

    Democrats introduce bill to change school fundingApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    A group of Democratic lawmakers Wednesday introduced a long-awaited piece of legislation that would dramatically change the way schools are funded in Illinois for the first time since 1997. “Your ZIP code should not dictate your quality of education,” state Sen. Melinda Bush, a Grayslake Democrat, said.

     
  • Michael Hopkins

    Astronaut to speak at U of I commencementApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Astronaut and University of Illinois graduate Michael Hopkins will deliver the commencement address at his alma mater’s spring graduation next month. Hopkins recently returned from a 166-day stay aboard the International Space Station.

     
  • Returning summer employees leave few openings in Dundee TownshipApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dundee Township’s summer employment picture will not change much from last year. The park district, the township’s largest summer employer, will hire a few more people, but many who worked at its swimming pools and on its golf courses last year will return.

     
  • Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to the Daily Herald editorial board on Friday.

    Editorial: A useful debate that can’t be renewedApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says Illinois' current financial circumstances no longer allow reasoned debate about whether to finance schools from income taxes rather than property taxes.

     
  • Andrew Tipton, a Save a Life Tour program manager, explains to Harper student Dan Serranol how to use a drunken driving simulator at the Palatine campus.

    Harper College students get lessons on drunk, distracted drivingApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    High-tech simulators parked inside Harper College's Student Center raised the alarm on risky driving Wednesday. The Save a Life Tour delivered the hands-on lesson. "It's a great way to bring awareness to campus," student Eugenia Kanakaris said.

     
  • Suburban teens named Golden Apple ScholarsApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dozens of suburban students have been named Golden Apple Scholars, the organization announced Tuesday. The state program offers tuition assistance to students who plan to become teachers and study at any of 52 Illinois universities.

     
  • Bill Johnston

    District 116 health clinic clears hurdle, construction not far offApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 officials have approved a lease with a Lake County agency so a health clinic may open at the high school for the 2014-15 academic season.

     
  • Stevenson student honored:Apr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Stevenson High School junior Kevin Cheng was named a semifinalist in the American Museum of Natural History’s Young Naturalist Awards competition, school officials announced Tuesday.

     
  • ‘An Evening of Jazz:’Apr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Mundelein High School jazz bands, under the direction of Jerald Shelato and Andrew Sturgeon, will present “An Evening of Jazz” on Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the main gym.

     
  • U-46 middle school reading program won't change next yearApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 won't be changing the reading program at the district's eight middle schools next school year, officials said Monday night. “The intention was never to eliminate reading,” Melanie Meidel. U-46 assistant superintendent of human resources, said. “The intention was trying to bring it into every classroom.”

     
  • District 214 launches Twitter contest among schoolsApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 is pitting its six high schools and three alternative programs against one another in a Twitter tournament. The two-week contest is part of an effort to engage students, staff, alumni and the community with the district's social media accounts and gain more followers.

     
  • Elizabeth Chick, a junior at Fremd High School, shows off her business product line of high-waisted handmade, beach-style denim shorts at the Young Entrepreneurs Academy’s Investor Panel Event earlier this month. The name of her company is OUTSPOKKEN.

    Teen entrepreneurs make their best pitchApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Twelve high school students from the Northwest suburbs pitched their business ideas this month before a panel of eight real-life investors to compete for funding at the 2nd Annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Panel Presentation Event at The Cotillion Banquets. The students presented before representatives of some of the area’s biggest companies, as well as an audience filled with family, friends and members of the community, for the opportunity to win funding for their original business ideas.

     
  • Bradley University offers Executive MBA info sessionMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Bradley University’s Foster College of Business will host an informational meet and greet at the Stonebridge Country Club, 2705 Stonebridge Blvd., in Aurora, on Tuesday, April 1, for its Theresa S. Falcon Executive MBA Program. The information session will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

     
  • Dist. 15 demotes Whiteley principalMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Palatine Township Elementary District 15 school board on Monday reassigned longtime Whiteley Elementary School principal Mary Szuch to a regular teaching position for the next school year. The move, approved unanimously by the board in a special session, was not made at Szuch’s request, Superintendent Scott Thompson said.

     
  • WHS students headed to nationals:Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Thirty-two Wauconda High School students have qualified for a national Future Business Leaders of America competition, officials announced Monday.

     
  • Tuition going up at WIUMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    It will cost about 3 percent more to attend Western Illinois University this fall. The school’s board of trustees approved a 2.99 percent increase for undergraduate students and a 2.97 percent increase for graduate students. The increases affect tuition, fees and room and board.

     
  • National Guard reservist Amanda Beets of Rockford, second from right, who suffered a stroke, is introduced at the fashion show with her parents, Ray and Lonnie Beets, left. Funds from the show were used by Salute Inc. in Palatine to buy her an adaptive bicycle.

    Student fashion show raises $18,000 for veteransMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    In the fashion show produced last month by students from the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg, models took to the runway escorted by Marines, wearing their dress uniforms. The event took place at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows and raised more than $18,000 for Salute Inc. in Palatine.

     
  • A lunar eclipse, when the moon drops behind the Earth’s shadow and glows red, copper or even dark gray, can happen two times a year. The next eclipse can be viewed Tuesday, April 15.

    Different phases of the moon determine its sizeMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    “Why is the moon more like a fingernail sometimes and sometimes it’s a circle moon?” asked a young patron at Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville.

     
  • Sabrina Poulsen of Wheeling is at the controls of a space shuttle simulator aviation program that reinforces leadership, teamwork and decision-making while building realistic piloting skills.

    Local students laud learning experiences at Honeywell space campMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Nine high school students from the North and West suburbs who attended a week-long camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., say it helped teach them leadership skills and how to work together with people from around the world. The camp also deepened their interest in pursuing careers in science. “By the first day, we were already a family,” said Sabrina Poulsen of Wheeling, a student at Buffalo Grove High School.

     
  • District 50 to ‘Keep on Moving’Mar 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Woodland Elementary District 50’s Parent Teacher Association and the Woodland Educational Foundation will co-host the 3rd Annual Keep on Moving 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on May 9.

     
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