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  • U-46 band director gives American Grands its rhythm Jan 26, 2015 5:30 AM
    Since picking up his first set of drumsticks in fourth grade, Jon Mortensen hasn’t been able to put them down. “I just knew that percussion was my calling,” said the now 55-year-old band director at Kenyon Woods Middle School in South Elgin. Mortensen has been a fixture with the American Grands Piano Festival since its inception 20 years ago. The festival brings together more than 400 pianists of all ages and skill levels to perform at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.

  • Bartlett teen collects funds for prosthetic leg Jan 27, 2015 5:30 AM
    “My dream is to be able to run with a prosthetic made to keep up with me,” says 18-year-old Tiffany Wallace of Bartlett. The Bartlett High School senior was born with a right leg that never fully formed below the knee. She has started an online campaign to collect $20,000 for a new prosthetic leg so she can continue participating in athletics at Illinois State University in the fall.

  • Bartlett High School hosts middle school robotics meet — underwater Jan 23, 2015 3:24 PM
    "Something always goes wrong" is the running joke in the growing world of competitive robotics, but students taking part in an inaugural meet Thursday at Bartlett High School had one more obstacle than usual to overcome: water.

  • U-46 spokesman takes administrative post in District 214 Jan 22, 2015 1:01 AM
    Patrick Mogge, the spokesman for Elgin Area Unit District 46 since 2012, is moving on to a new administrative position at Northwest Suburban High School District 214. Mogge will start Feb. 2 as District 214’s Director of Community Engagement and Outreach.

  • U-46 seeks faith community mentors for ‘at-risk’ students Jan 21, 2015 10:39 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 CEO Tony Sanders made a plea to local church leaders Wednesday asking them to get more involved in the lives of “at-risk” youth. “Kids need to be partnered with mentors who challenge their thinking, be good sounding boards, and help them be accountable for their own actions,” Sanders said.

  • Judson University launches ‘Shark Tank’ event Jan 21, 2015 1:43 PM
    Judson University is launching its first entrepreneurial competition this spring dubbed “Judson Shark Tank.” Inspired by the ABC Network’s reality business pitch series “Shark Tank,” Judson’s event aims to encourage those with start-up ideas to seriously consider how they can elevate a concept to the next level.

  • 2 Bartlett High students face felony hacking charges Jan 20, 2015 5:53 PM
    Two 16-year-old Bartlett High School students face felony charges after authorities say they hacked into the school’s computer system. One of the male students was charged with aggravated computer tampering and another was charged with computer fraud, police said Tuesday.

  • Churches, schools working together to help at-risk youth Jan 19, 2015 3:44 PM
    Kids Hope USA, with the support of Elgin Area School District U-46 Superintendent Tony Sanders, will be encouraging local church leaders to partner with area schools to protect at-risk youth in the community on Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Culver’s of South Elgin. More than a dozen area churches that have committed to seeking and providing volunteer mentors will be attendance to discuss the challenges and solutions of at-risk youth. Area church leaders not affiliated with the program have been invited to participate to learn more about how to become involved.

  • Believe Project: $100 to help students bundle up for winter Jan 18, 2015 7:45 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Mary Fulin of Elgin, a second-grade teacher who wants to help buy mittens and hats for her students who don't have them.

  • Suburban firefighter's wife gives part of liver to another's toddler Jan 14, 2015 9:53 PM
    11-month-old Madison Casey will need medication every day of her life to keep her body from rejecting a liver transplant. But the Streamwood firefighter's daughter has her organ donor -- a Schaumburg firefighter's wife -- and a group of her dad's co-workers supporting her recovery with a benefit to help pay medical bills.

  • Fox Valley Martin Luther King Jr. Day events aim to inspire Jan 13, 2015 2:33 PM
    A great leader deserves to be honored and remembered. Here’s where you can find Martin Luther King Jr. events in and around the Fox Valley.

  • U-46, Dist. 302 school candidates get to stay on ballot Jan 12, 2015 6:42 PM
    Three Kaneland and one Elgin U-46 school board candidates will get to be on the April 7 ballot, after the Kane County electoral board Monday overruled objections to their petitions.

  • 2014-2015 Fox Valley Leadership Team Jan 7, 2015 2:59 PM
    The 10 students named to the Daily Herald's Fox Valley Leadership Team come from different backgrounds, but they have one thing in common -- they value service over self. "Everything I need to know about life I have learned through service," writes Cassie Kemmler of Elgin Academy. Read about these future leaders -- kids who are "doers, not just joiners," according to a sponsor -- and prepare to be inspired.

  • Fox Valley Leadership Team honorable mentions Jan 7, 2015 2:48 PM
    Fox Valley Leadership Team honorable mentions, 2014-2015

  • U-46 election petition challenged on dates, penmanship, other details Jan 7, 2015 5:14 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 candidate Brian Sauvageau admitted Wednesday he probably should have paid closer attention to the details on his candidate petition forms, at hearing where objectors tried to get him removed from the April 7 ballot.

  • Lawmakers ready for second round on school finances debate Jan 6, 2015 8:23 PM
    A plan that attempted to change the way Illinois distributes education money will appear again, with some changes, in the new General Assembly convening next week. State Sen. Andy Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat, tried to change state law last year to send more money to poorer districts, a move that would have taken money from some wealthier suburban districts.

  • Editorial: Later school start times deserve study Jan 6, 2015 10:41 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says local schools are wise to begin working with parents to study later times for beginning the school day.

  • Would later start times mean better high school students? Jan 5, 2015 5:19 AM
    Would starting school later in the day help make students more productive and safe? That discussion is taking place in some suburban districts, including those based in Barrington, Elgin and Naperville. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends schools delay start times for middle school and high school students until 8:30 a.m. or later. “If their brain is still sleepy, then it’s much harder for them to be able to pay attention in class," one expert said.

  • Funeral for longtime Elgin City Council member Gilliam set for Tuesday Jan 4, 2015 3:17 PM
    Funeral services for former Elgin City Council member Robert “Bob” Gilliam will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Second Baptist Church, 1280 Summit St., in Elgin. Gilliam, the city’s longest serving council member, died in his sleep Tuesday, Dec. 30, in Mesa, Arizona. He was 69.

  • Kaneland board members challenge colleague’s election petitions Jan 3, 2015 7:30 AM
    Objections have been filed to the candidacies of several people running for the Kaneland and Elgin U-46 school boards, according to the Kane County elections director.

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