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  • Elgin Children’s Chorus to share ‘Harmonies and Melodies’ May 13, 2014 4:07 PM
    Members of the Elgin Children’s Chorus will take the stage this weekend for their final concert of the organization’s 28th season. The “Harmonies and Melodies” concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Elgin Community College’s Blizzard Theatre, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and seniors.

     
  • South Elgin High seeks funding for stadium lights May 13, 2014 6:23 PM
    Piece by piece, the South Elgin High School community hopes to equip the school’s stadium to bring it up to the standard of modern athletic fields. Officials hope a fundraiser next month will help toward the $180,000 cost of purchasing and installing stadium lights. The South Elgin High School Booster Club is sponsoring “Run for the Lights” — includes 10K, 5K, and 2-by-5K relay races and a family fun walk — June 14 in South Elgin.

     
  • U-46 to consider school closings, boundary changes May 12, 2014 5:09 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 officials once again will be considering boundary changes, and perhaps even school closings, as student enrollment declines in some elementary schools, while others are increasingly overcrowded.

     
  • S. Elgin High team takes 6th at state journalism contest May 9, 2014 2:07 PM
    Page 2 South Elgin High School students earned sixth in state as a team at the Illinois High School Association’s State Journalism Contest on May 2 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill.

     
  • Elgin charter school group files application May 9, 2014 7:04 PM
    After nearly two years of research, the Elgin Charter School Initiative filed its charter application Friday with Elgin Area School District U-46. “This has been a long road,” said charter group President Karen Schock. “We truly believe it’s going to be an exciting, creative school ... an elementary school that has a math and science focus.” U-46 has 45 days to grant a public hearing, and then 30 days to render a decision on the proposed school. The application also needs state approval.

     
  • Larkin High hosts Connie-A-Thon fundraiser May 8, 2014 5:30 AM
    Larkin High School will host the 17th annual Connie-A-Thon fundraiser this Saturday. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, 1475 Larkin Ave., Elgin. Proceeds benefit people within the Larkin community who have outstanding medical debt.

     
  • 2013-14 Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentions May 8, 2014 3:00 PM
    2013-14 Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentions

     
  • Meet the 2013-2014 Fox Valley Academic Team May 8, 2014 3:34 PM
    "Throughout my life, I have never been satisfied with simply meeting the minimum requirements," Kevin Wilde of Cary-Grove High School writes in an essay. "While some people may ask, 'What is the least amount of work I need to do to get by?' I ask, 'What could I do to get the most out of this situation?'" Wilde, who was named to the Daily Herald's Fox Valley Academic Team for 2013-14, is not alone in his mindset. The students on the team look for opportunities to not only further their own achievements, but to lead, and to make a difference.

     
  • Elgin history buff publishes kids’ book on Lincoln’s assassination May 7, 2014 9:01 AM
    “A picture is worth a thousand words.” First-time author and Elgin resident, Mike Person, strongly believes in the adage, and applied that concept in his graphic novel, “With Malice Toward One,” which tells the story of events leading up to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

     
  • U-46 appoints Elgin woman to board May 6, 2014 4:04 PM
    The Elgin Area School District U-46 school board Monday night appointed an Elgin woman to fill a vacancy on the seven-member board. Linda Campos-Moreira, an Elgin Community College employee, replaces Frank Napolitano, who resigned March 21 after moving out of the district. Campos-Moreira will serve until the next election in April 2015, when the seat will be up for election. Whoever is elected then will serve out the remainder of the term through April 2017.

     
  • Principals group recognizes Bartlett Elementary students May 5, 2014 10:04 AM
    The Illinois Principals Association honored Bartlett Elementary School sixth grade students Anna Winterhalder and Joey Alderson during the organization’s annual Youth Leadership Breakfast in Rockford on April 16. The students were recognized for their leadership skills and nominated by Bartlett Elementary School Karen Luebke.

     
  • New early learning centers in suburbs help make Illinois a leader May 3, 2014 8:00 AM
    A wave of new, purpose-built early learning centers among suburban school districts stands as local evidence for the claim of experts and advocates that Illinois is a national leader in the field of early childhood education. “If you look at where you can be best invested to make a difference, preschool is one of the best investments you can make,” said Larry Joseph, research director for Voices for Illinois Children.

     
  • Mom from Morocco finds early childhood program invaluable May 3, 2014 8:00 AM
    Since she discovered Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54’s early childhood program, mother-of-two Housna Ghazoualine has found peace of mind in more ways than one. Not only has the program helped her older daughter, 5-year-old Zaynab Hakimi, with her English and other skills, but Ghazoualine has benefited from the social network that helped her overcome feelings of isolation after emigrating from Morocco.

     
  • Elgin woman finalist for U-46 vacancy Apr 30, 2014 2:30 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 has named a finalist to fill a vacancy on the seven-member school board. The school board Monday night is expected to appoint Linda Campos-Moreira of Elgin to the seat vacated by Frank Napolitano, who resigned March 21 because he moved out of district.

     
  • Liquor laws among Elgin’s top headlines in early 1914 Apr 30, 2014 1:43 PM
    A proposed tent city for tuberculosis patients. An upcoming election to decide whether Elgin would allow the sale of liquor. Government officials being exempt from federal income tax. These were among the top headlines in Elgin news 100 years ago.

     
  • Elgin native likes his monster job Apr 29, 2014 6:23 PM
    Larsen Middle School welcomes alumnus Scott Buetow to a Tuesday assembly to hear him discuss Monster Jam driving.

     
  • Local Teacher Awarded Teacher Leadership Scholarship Apr 28, 2014 11:42 AM
    Local Heritage Elementary teacher Laura Hluchy received the Teacher Leadership Scholarship from Illinois Women in Educational Leadership

     
  • Original ‘Robin Hood’ musical debuts in Elgin Apr 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A medieval tale gets a modern makeover this weekend, when Children's Theatre of Elgin debuts its original "Robin Hood" musical. Written by Allison Cherry, the show will include songs by Bruno Mars and Queen. "I think audiences will really enjoy the surprises we’ve added," Cherry said.

     
  • Arts Appetizer will help fund youth programs Apr 20, 2014 1:01 AM
    Food, arts and fundraising will come together when Hamilton Wings holds its second annual Arts Appetizer event on Sunday, April 27. The fundraiser, which is limited to 60 attendees, will offer guests a chance to taste test a variety of samples from Elgin restaurants, while hearing from some of the students involved in Hamilton Wings programs.

     
  • Mexican dance group in Elgin looking for new space Apr 19, 2014 8:00 AM
    A Mexican dance group for youth and adults in Elgin hopes to find a space to practice that offers heating and air-conditioning. Ballet Folklorico Girasol has been in existence for about for years, and for the last two has been practicing at Grand Plaza El Mesias indoor mall in Elgin.

     
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