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  • Dial-a-Ride service expanded Nov 21, 2012 5:19 PM
    The Lake County Coordinated Transportation Services Committee's Northwest Demonstration Project began in January 2010 to provide curb-to-curb dial-a-ride transportation service in the northwest townships of Lake County has been expanded to the townships of Fremont and Wauconda.

     
  • Mundelein coat and cleat drive Nov 19, 2012 10:16 PM
    The Mundelein Soccer Club has started its annual Winter Coat and Cleat collection drive in conjunction with Carl Sandburg Middle School and the Round Lake Area Park District.

     
  • Diamond Lake District 76 considers increase in property tax levy Nov 5, 2012 7:01 PM
    Diamond Lake District 76 is considering an increase in the property tax levy that would return taxes to the 2008 level. The operating tax rate has been frozen the past four years, a result of a voter-approved tax rate referendum that allowed the district to refinance its debt. The levy being considered would net about $1 million more in property taxes than last year, an increase of about 9 percent.

     
  • Food pantry needs donations Oct 15, 2012 5:21 PM
    The Fremont Township food pantry is accepting donations of non-perishable food items, paper products, personal products, cleaning supplies, diapers and wipes and cash.

     
  • Gold holds higher value than diamonds Oct 10, 2012 8:07 AM
    Students in Katherine Crawford’s fifth-grade class at Mundelein’s West Oak Middle School asked, “What's worth more, diamonds or gold?” Due to gold's standard and measurable value, experts say it is definitely worth more than diamonds, which have too many variables.

     
  • Living on Mars would take a lot of problem solving Sep 25, 2012 8:20 AM
    Students in Katherine Crawford's fifth-grade class at West Oak Middle School in Mundelein wanted to know, "Could people ever live on Mars?" According to scientists, the dream of inhabiting the Red Planet would take a lot of work and problem solving due to lack of oxygen, good soil and water. But anything is possible with technology and innovation.

     
  • Community turns out to grow, harvest for Fremont Township food pantry Sep 16, 2012 5:00 AM
    They say it takes a village to raise a child. In the case of Fremont Township in Lake County, it takes a community to grow a garden. For the third year, township officials have turned nearly a half-acre behind their building into a vegetable garden for the families and individuals who visit their food pantry.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
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