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  • New Grant High School athletic fields being built in Ingleside Sep 7, 2014 7:45 AM
    Two decades of enrollment growth at Grant High School has resulted in construction of new classrooms, a library and a fieldhouse at the Fox Lake campus in recent years. Now, officials say, it’s time to focus on improvements to outdoor athletic fields. A 40-acre complex is being built in Ingleside, about five miles from the main campus.

  • New hotel pitch on the table in Fox Lake Aug 24, 2014 7:45 AM
    Fox Lake village officials have been courted four times since 1998 by developers looking to build a hotel on the Chain O' Lakes. The only thing the village has to show for those efforts are failed architecture plans and a hill of mud, weeds and grass overlooking busy Route 12. Mayor Donny Schmit hopes a new attempt to build a hotel on the 19-acre Sayles property near Eagle Point Road is the real deal.

  • Grant High votes to join new athletic conference despite coaches’ opposition Aug 15, 2014 4:33 PM
    Over objections from several youth sports coaches, Grant High School District 124 board members voted Thursday to leave the North Suburban Conference and particpate in a new, unnamed conference. The local youth sports coaches said the decision would hurt Grant in the long run.

  • Former Fox Lake mayor, funeral home operator Kenneth Hamsher dead at 91 Jun 23, 2014 1:40 PM
    Former Fox Lake Mayor Kenneth Hamsher died in his home Sunday. Hamsher, a funeral home director for many years, served as mayor from 1993 to 1997 in addition to two terms as a trustee. He was 91.

  • Former Grant High teacher pleads guilty to sex abuse of student Jun 19, 2014 7:10 PM
    A former Grant High School teacher avoided jail time Thursday by pleading guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for having an inappropriate relationship with a male student last fall.

  • Plea deal expected in Grant High School teacher sex abuse case Apr 17, 2014 4:22 PM
    The case involving the former Grant High School teacher accused of having sex with a student most likely will be settled with a plea agreement before her scheduled May 2 trial, attorneys said Thursday.

  • Images: Team Dance Illinois’ Grand Championship Mar 3, 2014 6:21 PM
    Team Dance Illinois' Grand Championship was held Sunday, March 2 at the Peoria Civic Center. The event showcases Illinois’ best dance, pom, drill and guard teams competing throughout the event.

  • Trial delayed for ex-Grant High School teacher facing sex assault charge Feb 26, 2014 12:52 PM
    The trial of a former Grant High School teacher accused of having sex with a student has been postponed until May. Defense attorney Jeff Nutschnig said Lake County prosecutors have offered a plea deal to Amber Kraus, 30, of in Mundelein.

  • Former Grant teacher charged with sexual assault of student Nov 20, 2013 7:59 PM
    A former Grant High School teacher who resigned from her job six weeks ago amid allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student is facing criminal charges. Amber Kraus, 30, formerly of Grayslake, has been charged with criminal sexual assault of a victim between the ages of 13 and 17, Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Stephen Scheller said Wednesday.

  • Grant teacher resignation OK’d after alleged inappropriate student contact Oct 9, 2013 1:57 PM
    The Grant High School District 124 board accepted the resignation Wednesday morning of a female science teacher who allegedly had inappropriate contact with a student. Superintendent Christie Sefcik acknowledged the resignation, but refused additional comment.

  • Grant teacher resigns; police investigating alleged student contact Oct 8, 2013 5:55 PM
    A Grant High School teacher has resigned amid allegations the teacher had inappropriate contact with a student. Superintendent Christie Sefcik, of Grant High School District 124 in Fox Lake, said in a letter sent home to parents that administrators received information alleging the inappropriate contact on Oct. 6. Police were immediately contacted and the unidentified teacher has resigned, Sefcik said.

  • Grant teachers get 12 percent wage increase, 30 minutes added to school day Aug 23, 2013 3:26 PM
    Grant High School teachers will be paid an extra 12 percent over a new three-year contract. School leaders said the biggest increase comes in the second year of the agreement, when the school day will increase by 30 minutes. District leaders and teachers have approved the contract.

  • Fox Lake, Lincolnshire teachers have tentative contracts Aug 16, 2013 2:36 PM
    Teachers and administrators from Lincolnshire-Prairie View District 103 and Grant High School District 124 have reached tentative agreements with their respective teachers unions on a contract. Neither will discuss the details of the contracts until the teachers ratify them in the coming months.

  • Grant High puts on “Charlie Brown” musical Mar 29, 2013 3:13 PM
    The play "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" will be brought to life at the Grant High School auditorium, 285 E. Grand Avenue in Fox Lake, at 7 p.m. on Friday April 17, Saturday April 18, Friday, April 26 and Saturday April 27. Charlie Brown and the Peanut gang sing and dance their way through the trials and tribulations of youth in the musical based on the beloved cartoon strip by Charles M. Schultz.

  • Paul LaRoche: Candidate Profile Mar 4, 2013 11:29 AM
    Candidate information for Paul LaRoche, running for Grant Unit District 124 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Ryan Kelly: Candidate Profile Mar 4, 2013 12:07 PM
    Candidate information for Ryan Kelly, running for Grant District 124 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Steve Hill: Candidate Profile Mar 4, 2013 12:08 PM
    Candidate information for Steve Hill, running for Grant District 124 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Ruth Michniewicz: Candidate Profile Mar 4, 2013 11:30 AM
    Candidate information for Ruth Michniewicz, running for Grant District 124 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Donald Rowden : Candidate Profile Mar 4, 2013 12:10 PM
    Candidate information for Donald Rowden, running for Grant Unit District 124 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Images: High School Competitive Dance, Sectional Finals Jan 19, 2013 8:12 PM
    IHSA Competitive Dance sectionals were held in Grayslake and Palatine on Saturday, January 19th. Winning schools will perform at the state competition next weekend in Bloomington. Schools featured in this gallery are St. Viator, St. Charles North, St. Charles East, South Elgin, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Downers Grove North, Conant, Wheaton North, Streamwood, Lake Park, Elgin, Grayslake North, Antioch, Wauconda, Vernon Hills, Lakes, Carmel, Grayslake Central, and Grant.

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