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  • Libertyville High School junior Mark Boynton receives a box from Alexandria El Ghatit as they work in a human food chain Wednesday morning to load trucks with boxes of canned goods for Libertyville Township food pantry. The student council collected canned goods, paper goods and toiletries and monetary donations for the food pantry and other organizations.

    Libertyville High School students help area charities Dec 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Twenty Libertyville High School student council members and teachers spent Wednesday morning forming a human food chain as they moved hundreds of boxes person-to-person from storage areas inside the building to Libertyville Township trucks.

     
  • Abbott recalls blood glucose test strips Nov 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Abbott Laboratories is recalling some of its FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite blood glucose test strips because they could produce incorrect readings.

     
  • Abbott named top dealmaker for sixth consecutive year Nov 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Deal, a business unit of TheStreet, has named Abbott Laboratories as one of its Most Admired Corporate Dealmakers for the sixth consecutive year. Abbott was recognized by The Deal as the best all-around dealmaker in health care.

     
  •  This bike trail underpass at Milwaukee Avenue near Casey Road will connect with the Des Plaines River Trail as an expansion of the regional trail system.

    Trail connection would improve regional access for northwest Libertyville area Nov 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Libertyville Township is considering a link to improve access to a regional bike trail system and the Independence Grove Forest Preserve. The township has hired a firm to produce exhibits in advance of a public open house. "We're just starting a conversation," said Kathleen O’Connor, township supervisor. "We kind of want to get the public’s input from the beginning."

     
  •  Copeland Manor School fifth-graders Kate Barry, left, and Margaret Stephenson participate in a science program called Kids in Chemistry on Thursday in Libertyville.

    Copeland Manor students get chemistry lesson Nov 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    What do you get when you mix baking soda with citric acid and water? A pretty cool class. Copeland Manor fifth grade students got a chance to learn about chemistry Thursday by mixing chemicals to create various substances during a science program called Kids in Chemistry at the Libertyville school.

     
  • District 128 panel meets Nov 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 board’s program and personnel committee will meet Monday to discuss student report card data, the school calendar and other issues.

     
  • Culinary fundraiser in Dist. 128: Nov 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    The District 128 Foundation for Learning invites the community to attend a culinary fundraiser called Food for Thought. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Café Pyrenees, 1762 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

     
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    Mundelein teacher could get plea deal in 2010 molestation case Oct 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    The three-year-old case against a former West Oak Middle School teacher accused of molesting a 14-year-old student may be close to wrapping up, attorneys said Wednesday. A negotiated plea deal is expected to be presented to Lake County Judge Victoria Rossetti by Dec. 6, in the case against former teacher Nicole Jacobsen, 42, who is charged with molesting the student in a classroom following a middle school volleyball game in May 2010, attorneys said.

     
  • Abbott Laboratories Inc. said Wednesday that its net income fell more than 50 percent in the third quarter because of the spinoff of its branded drug business, but the results from remaining operations beat Wall Street expectations.

    Abbott 3Q profit beats Wall Street estimates Oct 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Abbott Laboratories Inc. said Wednesday that its net income fell more than 50 percent in the third quarter because of the spinoff of its branded drug business, but the results from remaining operations beat Wall Street expectations. The company also raised its dividend 57 percent to 22 cents per share, sending shares higher in morning trading.

     
  •  The Brainerd Building in Libertyville.

    True costs of converting old high school into a community center being assessed Oct 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    A fact-finding group in Libertyville is drilling into the costs of converting the former Libertyville Township High School into a community center. Taxpayers on March 18 will be asked whether they want to raise taxes for the project. “The whole purpose is what are realistic numbers for the taxpayers and what can we expect,” said Mayor Terry Weppler.

     
  • Lea to lead regional group: Oct 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 Superintendent Prentiss Lea was elected president of the Mid-America Association of School Superintendents.

     
  • Highland Middle School Assistant Principal Lorenzo Cervantes talks to seventh-grader Madison Hartwig as students switch classes. Cervantes has been involved with the new online bullying forms at the Libertyville school.

    Some schools let kids, parents anonymously report bullying onlineSep 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Online forms that allow students and parents to report bullying are helping officials at some suburban schools deal with a problem that’s been in the national spotlight. Grayslake North and Grayslake Central high schools, Highland Middle in Libertyville and the schools in Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300 are among those that have bullying forms on their websites, typically in prominent positions.

     
  •  Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area School District 128 officials on Monday voted again to refinance part of the loan that funded the construction of Vernon Hills High School more than a decade ago.

    District 128 to refinance construction loanSep 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    With interest rates at favorable levels, Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area School District 128 officials on Monday voted to again refinance part of the loan that funded the construction of Vernon Hills High School more than a decade ago.

     
  • D128 board documents online: Sep 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    For the first time, the memos, reports and other documents Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 officials read before board meetings are online for public review.

     
  •  Solar panels on the roof at Libertyville High School.

    Libertyville High turning to sun for energySep 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    A solar-power project at Libertyville High School could expand if officials land the necessary funding. Photovoltaic equipment that helps collect the sun’s rays and turn them into usable electricity recently was added to the roof of the school as part of the science curriculum, District 128 board President Pat Groody said. A grant paid for the installation.

     
  •  Libertyville voters will be asked in March whether they want to raise property taxes to pay for the conversion of the vacant Brainerd building in Libertyville to a community center.

    New group in Libertyville to seek unbiased answers on Brainerd project Sep 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    The stage is set for what Libertyville officials say will be a thorough vetting of a plan to fund the conversion of an old school building to a community center using $8 million in taxpayer-approved money. “Everyone will be fully informed on what’s going on,” Mayor Terry Weppler said. “We will have done everything we could to make sure we got the information out.”

     
  • Two Lake Co. teachers listed among state’s best Sep 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    A pair of Lake County teachers are among the 11 selected as finalists in the Illinois State Board of Education’s annual “Those Who Excel” competition. Libertyville High science teacher Mark Buesing and Stevenson High communication arts teacher William Fritz made the final cut.

     
  • District 128 packets going online: Aug 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    The memos, bills and other documents Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 officials review for their regular meetings should soon be available for public review online.

     
  • Libertyville is planning a binding referendum to determine the future of the Brainerd building. Voters will have to decide whether renovating the former school is worth paying more in property taxes.

    Voters could decide fate of former Libertyville High Aug 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    Libertyville voters next March will decide whether the former Libertyville Township High School will be renovated as a performing arts and community center. "That would be funded with a tax increase, which is the hard part," said John Snow, a member of the Brainerd Community Center Inc. "However, we need an answer."

     
  • District 128 board meets Aug 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 board will meet Monday to approve a budget for the 2014 fiscal year and to discuss other issues.

     
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