Articles filed under Grayslake District 46

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  • Grayslake woman will repay $17,000 she stole from Frederick School PTO Jan 24, 2014 7:18 PM
    The former treasurer of a Grayslake school parent teacher organization who has pleaded guilty to stealing money from the group will pay $17,000 in restitution, an amount victims say is far less than what was taken.

  • Grayslake boil order rolls into Friday due to water pressure drop Jan 9, 2014 4:59 PM
    Grayslake's boil order for drinking water will continue through at least part of Friday, the result of a pressure loss in the village's system.

  • Rebecca Caudill time at Grayslake’s Frederick School Jan 6, 2014 10:23 AM
    Some Grayslake Elementary District 46 students again are participating in the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award program.

  • Exploring the Lake County newsmakers for 2013 Dec 29, 2013 2:51 PM
    A college student who made the final of a national potatio chip flavor contest, a retiring village manager and two police chiefs who took other jobs were among Lake County's 2013 newsmakers.

  • Top 10 Lake County stories of 2013 Dec 26, 2013 9:42 AM
    From flooding to crime to a battle over election power, 2013 featured a variety of stories that made big news in Lake County. Some involved controversial issues that stretched out over months before being resolved, while others were single instances that quickly caught the attention of readers. All helped shaped the county in the past year.

  • Former Frederick School PTO treasurer in Grayslake pleads guilty to theft Dec 19, 2013 2:37 PM
    A Grayslake woman pleaded guilty in Lake County court Thursday to stealing money from the Frederick Elementary School parent teacher organization while serving as its treasurer. Elizabeth Bako, 42, of the 300 block of Woodland Drive, was sentenced through a negotiated settlement to 24 months of probation and 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to one count of felony theft. She will also have to pay restitution.

  • Grayslake District 46 increasing property tax levy Dec 16, 2013 4:33 PM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 taxpayers are expected to receive a higher bill to fund the school system’s needs next year. Board members have agreed to seek the maximum amount of money next year through what’s called a tax levy.

  • District 46 hikes employee card spending limit Dec 13, 2013 5:00 AM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 board members have authorized a significant boost in the spending limit for procurement cards, which had been a source of debate in the past. Commonly known as p-cards, the program is a way for employees to pay for business-related expenses. Many governments issue what’s similar to a debit card to the employees, who often have varying spending limits.

  • Authorities: Woman to pay restitution in Grayslake PTO theft Dec 5, 2013 12:32 PM
    A woman accused of stealing from the Frederick School PTO agreed to pay $10,000 to the organization in Lake County court Thursday. Elizabeth Bako, 42, signed the restitution agreement with the parent teacher organization prior to her trial beginning Jan. 6. Prosecutors said Bako is due back in court Dec. 19 to potentially settle with a plea agreement.

  • Property tax increase expected at Grayslake District 46 Nov 22, 2013 7:30 PM
    Grayslake Elementary Distrct 46 is expected to collect more money through a property tax levy nex year. Acting Chief School Business Official Chris Bobek reviewed the proposed 2014 tax levy with elected officials this week. He said he recommends seeking the maximum tax revenue allowed by law next year. "We depend on taxes,” Bobek said.

  • Grayslake 46 researching whether referendum is needed Nov 8, 2013 11:53 AM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 board members have agreed in-depth research is needed on whether voter permission should be sought to pay for air conditioning two schools and other potential needs. Officials said they won't be pursuing any initiatives for the March ballot.

  • Grayslake’s Woodview School goes beyond expectations for Halloween treats to troops Nov 5, 2013 4:24 PM
    Two teachers at Woodview School in Grayslake had a little idea for students who went trick-or-treating last week. The kids were asked to bring some of their Halloween treats to school so they could be donated to U.S. troops overseas. But instead of an expected 10 or 15 pounds, 305 pounds of candy arrived by Tuesday's deadline.

  • School conference already costing some taxpayers more Oct 2, 2013 5:17 AM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 taxpayers have already spent $2,300 more for the annual school board and administrators conference in downtown Chicago than they did last year. And that's just the registration costs and hotel deposits for the Nov. 22-24 conference. Eight suburban districts have already spent more on the conference than they did last year. So far, 62 suburban districts have registered 532 school board members, administrators and employees at a cost of $307,647.

  • District 95: AC would cost more than $20 million Sep 22, 2013 6:46 AM
    It could cost more than $20 million to air-condition five schools at Lake Zurich Unit District 95, according to an estimate provided by the superintendent. “I am not opposed to air conditioning our remaining five buildings,” he recently wrote in a monthly report, “but I do want people to understand the full cost of such an endeavor compared to the potential benefits.” However, a parent leading an online petition says that estimate is incomplete without seeing competitive bids.

  • Grayslake PTO theft trial delayed again Sep 18, 2013 1:48 PM
    The trial of a former Grayslake parent teacher organization member accused of stealing more than $10,000 has been delayed again. This time, the trial of Elizabeth S. Bako, 41, was pushed back because a key police witness for the prosecution will not be able to testify during the previous date of Oct. 7.

  • Grayslake police issue alert: Sep 12, 2013 4:11 PM
    Grayslake police have issued an alert following what they say may be related incidents, including one involving a boy who plays football.

  • Grayslake Dist. 46 discusses options for schools without air conditioning Sep 6, 2013 5:30 AM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 Superintendent Ellen Correll outlined options Wednesday for two schools forced to reduce operating hours last week because they lacked the air conditioning to keep students cool while in class. Students at Woodview and Meadowview schools in Grayslake stayed home Tuesday last week and had half days the following three days because of the steamy conditions.

  • Lake County judge warns all sides to keep child out of felony theft case Sep 4, 2013 5:24 PM
    A Grayslake woman and members of the Frederick School PTO were admonished by a Lake County judge Wednesday for using an 11-year-old girl as a pawn in a felony theft case. Elizabeth S. Bako, 42, is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the group between April 2011 and May 31, 2012.

  • Half days at two Grayslake schools: Aug 28, 2013 7:53 PM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 plans to run half-days Thursday and Friday for two buildings without air conditioning. "Extreme heat" was cited for the decision.

  • District 46: YouTube clip misrepresents administrator Aug 23, 2013 8:42 AM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 officials say a YouTube video clip posted by a local activist attracting national attention unfairly portrays an administrator as not being concerned if a student doesn't give a correct math answer during her presentation about common core state standards.

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