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  • Township assessors get $3,000 bonus for doing job right Sep 12, 2012 5:25 AM
    Nearly 900 township assessors and county assessment officials in Illinois are eligible for a $3,000 yearly bonus — just for doing their jobs right. The "performance stipend" costs taxpayers upward of $650,000 a year in a state that's so broke it's at least $5.8 billion behind in paying its bills. "I think that's something that's going to be phased out," said state Rep. Ed Sullivan, a Mundelein Republican who is also assessor in Lake County's Fremont Township and who has not received the bonus in any of the last three years.

  • D76 election packets Aug 31, 2012 3:49 PM
    Petition packets for those wishing to run for the Diamond Lake Elementary District 76 school board are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 6 at the district office at West Oak Middle School, 500 Acorn Lane, Mundelein.

  • Officials in 31 suburban townships get automatic raises Aug 29, 2012 1:58 PM
    While most American workers have spent the past four years getting by with stagnating wages, or making even less than in years before, a segment of government employees is doing just fine. Elected officials in 31 suburban townships combined to make $661,387 more this year than they did in 2009. In many cases, they gave themselves the raises -- and they're getting ready to do it again.

  • Volunteers transform courtyard at Fairhaven School Aug 21, 2012 12:43 PM
    Dozens of volunteers recently joined forces to give the courtyard at Fairhaven School in Mundelein a much needed facelift.

  • Meet Lake County’s new superintendents Aug 20, 2012 11:39 AM
    Students aren't alone in facing fresh experiences as a new school year unfolds in Lake County. Several new superintendents have assumed the day-to-day management in districts. The Daily Herald asked eight new superintendents about challenges and goals in the 2012-13 school year.

  • Society would have to change to stop global warming Jul 25, 2012 2:47 AM
    "Will global warming end?" asked students in Katherine Crawford's fifth-grade classroom at West Oak Middle School in Mundelein. Kids Ink says society as a whole would have to make major changes to the way it operates in order to stop the global warming effects on the Earth.

  • Assessments on the way early: Jul 24, 2012 5:41 PM
    Lake County property assessment notices may arrive slightly earlier than in previous years as a change in state law provides counties the ability to publish assessments before Aug. 10 and maintain a 30 day assessment appeal period.

  • Grayslake fire district hosting open house, dedication ceremony Jun 21, 2012 10:49 AM
    Grayslake Fire Protection District will host an open house and dedication ceremony for the district's third station from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24. The station is in unincorporated Lake County at 22405 W. Behm Road, near Route 60 and Peterson Road.

  • Fremont PE teacher wins Excellence in Character award Jun 7, 2012 10:37 AM
    Kathy Reilly, a Fremont Elementary School physical education teacher, recently received the Excellence in Character Award for the 2011-12 school year. Reilly was recognized for enthusiastically engaging students in fitness activities using the natural surroundings of the school's prairie, wetlands and farmland, which are home to Fremont.

  • Mundelein fifth-graders learn storytelling in annual Writer's Conference Jun 6, 2012 8:49 AM
    All seven classrooms that make up the fifth-grade at West Oak Middle School in Mundelein learned about reporting, writing and storytelling in a half-day Writer's Conference developed by fifth-grade teacher Katherine Crawford. The annual event includes advance sessions that teach interviewing and reporting tips in addition to feature writing and writing presentation.

  • Young authors Jun 6, 2012 8:26 AM
    Writing samples from West Oak Middle School fifth grade students who participated in the school's annual Writer's Conference.

  • Chick hatching a tradition at Mundelein's Fairhaven May 10, 2012 4:06 PM
    It's been chick hatching time in first-grade classrooms at Fairhaven School in Mundelein, with the most recent batch of little ones recently breaking through their shells. Teachers at Fairhaven have been hatching chicks the past 16 years as part of the "chick project," which coincides with the science curriculum at the Diamond Lake District 76 school.

  • Scientists still uncovering the mysteries of the dinosaurs May 1, 2012 2:58 PM
    Katherine Crawford's fifth-graders at West Oak Middle School in Mundelein asked, "What kind of habitats did dinosaurs live in?" Our Hope Babowice finds out for them.

  • Diamond Lake school district selects next boss Apr 13, 2012 10:46 AM
    A Pennsylvania educator has been selected as top administrator in Diamond Lake Elementary District 76, the first change in that position in nearly a generation. Joseph A. Petrella, superintendent of the Gateway School district covering an area about 15 miles east of Pittsburgh, has been selected from more than 40 applicants to lead the Mundelein-based district beginning July 1.

  • Mundelein-area facility for young sex offenders to close in May Apr 10, 2012 8:05 PM
    A Mundelein-area residential facility for teen sex offenders and other troubled youths is closing, local and state officials confirmed Tuesday. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is ending its contract with Alternative Behavioral Treatment Centers, a move that cuts off necessary state funding for the operation, DCFS spokesman Kendall Marlowe said.

  • Three injured when school bus, squad car collide Jan 26, 2012 8:08 PM
    A school bus collided with a Lake County sheriff’s police car on Thursday in Fremont Township, authorities said.

  • West Oak booster dinner: Jan 25, 2012 4:52 PM
    The West Oak Music Boosters’ annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at West Oak Middle School, 500 Acorn Lane, Mundelein.

  • Cells are the body's building blocks Jan 17, 2012 3:04 PM
    Two factors drive the growth process in people — information within a cell and nutrition. It's the same for all things in nature, cells make things grow and nutrition creates the best chance for a healthy life cycle.

  • Diamond Lake alumni sought Jan 12, 2012 6:22 PM
    Diamond Lake District 76 is building an alumni database and needs assistance in finding graduates.

  • Book, CD sale at Fremont: Dec 8, 2011 5:21 PM
    Friends of Fremont Public Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at the library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein.

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