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  • Brainerd Building bricks may be offered for sale to benefit educational programs Jan 14, 2015 4:47 PM
    Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 officials have reversed course and may offer bricks from the Brainerd Building and Jackson Gym for sale. Proceeds could benefit educational programs, a district official says.

  • District 128 to buy house near Libertyville High Jan 13, 2015 9:30 AM
    With their collective eye on creating more athletic fields, Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 officials on Monday agreed to buy a house across the street from Libertyville High.

  • Libertyville High students sign pledge to avoid drugs, alcohol during winter break Dec 18, 2014 4:27 PM
    Libertyville High School student athletes are asking their peers to pledge to avoid drugs and alcohol over winter break.

  • Libertyville’s 97-year-old Brainerd Building finally coming down Dec 18, 2014 2:13 PM
    As construction crews continued reducing Libertyville’s former Brainerd school building to rubble Wednesday, local resident Michael Kollman visited the site and pondered the 97-year-old facility’s inglorious demise. “I’m sad,” Kollman said.

  • Libertyville buildings to come down: Dec 11, 2014 5:01 PM
    The long-awaited demolition of the Brainerd Building and Jackson Gym in Libertyville could occur next week, officials said.

  • Hall of Fame Libertyville High School coach dies Nov 24, 2014 5:44 PM
    Although Robert “Bob” Tunnicliff retired from Libertyville High School after a distinguished career as a football coach and the first athletic director in 1986, he never really went away. “He still, after retirement, loved Libertyville High School athletics,” said current Athletic Director Briant Kelly.

  • Images: Brainerd Building through the years Nov 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    As crews prepare to demolish the Brainerd Building in Libertyville, take a look back at the history of the 97-year-old structure and the students who walked its halls.

  • Brainerd Building demolition begins today in Libertyville Nov 17, 2014 9:27 AM
    After 97 years, the end is near for Libertyville's Brainerd Building. The original home of the Libertyville High School Wildcats, the two-story facility on Route 176 at Brainerd Avenue is facing its final curtain and a date with a wrecking ball. “It's going to be a little different, to not have the Brainerd Building there,” said Libertyville Mayor Terry Weppler, who grew up in town. “It think everybody's going to miss it.”

  • Demolition of Libertyville’s Brainerd Building, Jackson Gym delayed Nov 3, 2014 2:27 PM
    The planned demolition of the Brainerd Building and the Jackson Gym in Libertyville has been delayed -- but officials said it's far from a stay of execution for the former school facilities. Demolition is rescheduled to Nov. 17.

  • Brainerd Building demolition could start Monday, Dist. 128 official says Oct 28, 2014 5:01 PM
    If you're feeling nostalgic about Libertyville's old Brainerd school building and want to say goodbye before it comes down, you'd better act fast. Demolition of the former Libertyville Township High School building and Jackson Gym are set for next week.

  • College fair at Vernon Hills High for teens with disabilities Oct 17, 2014 7:44 PM
    About 900 teens and parents will converge on Vernon Hills High School next week for a college-planning fair aimed at students with disabilities. The regional event, called Choices, will provide families with information about the college search process, transitioning to college, technology and other important subjects.

  • District 128 property owners could see taxes cut by $9 million if abatement approved Sep 12, 2014 4:34 PM
    Feeling flush financially, Libertyville-Vernon Hills High School District 128 officials are considering lowering the amount of taxes they’ll collect from property owners in 2015 by about $9 million.

  • Brainerd Building demolition set for November Sep 8, 2014 7:51 PM
    Despite concerns about the company’s work history, the Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 board on Monday hired a firm to knock down the Brainerd Building and Jackson Gym.

  • Mundelein High students using laptops in all classes for new tech initiative Aug 31, 2014 6:43 AM
    Starting this school year, all 2,110 Mundelein High students have personal laptop computers to use on campus, at home or wherever they choose to do schoolwork. Many students are excited about the new tech, saying they help them stay organized and learn better, while some experts doubt their effectiveness.

  • Dist. 128 board adopts $84.5 million budget after residents complain Aug 27, 2014 9:16 AM
    After spending weeks whittling down planned expenses, the Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 board has approved an $84.5 million annual budget. The budget cuts totaled about $1.5 million and were made in a variety of categories, including supplies, staffing and maintenance.

  • Brainerd demolition contract vote delayed Aug 26, 2014 1:49 AM
    The Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 board on Monday delayed hiring a company to demolish the Brainerd Building and Jackson Gym — but it’s hardly a stay of execution for the historic buildings. A Michigan firm was the lowest bidder for the job, but questions about federal safety violations and other issues formally raised by a Chicago-area labor group prompted the board to delay voting on a contract for at least a few weeks.

  • Brainerd campus demolition could cost $484,800 Aug 12, 2014 9:19 AM
    If a love of Lake County history or a sense of schoolyard nostalgia is pushing you to say goodbye to Libertyville’s Brainerd Building and Jackson Gym, you’d better act quickly. The Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 board’s facilities and finance committee on Monday reviewed newly delivered demolition bids for the long-shuttered buildings on Route 176.

  • Dist. 128 board talks budget Aug 10, 2014 4:16 PM
    The Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 board will hold a public hearing tonight regarding the proposed 2015 fiscal year budget.

  • Time running out for Brainerd Building; demolition bids expected Monday Aug 8, 2014 2:51 PM
    Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 officials on Monday could learn how much it will cost to knock down the Brainerd Building and Jackson Gym.

  • Jon Guillaume promises to be “a visible principal” at Vernon Hills High Aug 7, 2014 2:42 PM
    As excited as Jon Guillaume is to be starting his first year as Vernon Hills High School’s principal, the veteran educator knows the job is a huge responsibility. “I am committed 100 percent to Vernon Hills High School,” he said. “I love this place. I love the kids at this place, I love the staff at this place, and together we’re going to do great things.”

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