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  • Advanced Placement biology students, from left, Shannon Gavin, Chloe Swindells, Will Hoppe and Desdemona Alvarez use iPads to study evolution at Rolling Meadows High School. Rolling Meadows is among high schools showing increases in the number of students who meet or exceed state testing standards.

    Despite hurdles, some Northwest suburban high schools trending upward Oct 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    They're not typically among the highest performers, but several Northwest suburban high schools -- Rolling Meadows, Bartlett, Schaumburg and Maine East among them -- have shown marked improvement on standardized testing, according to state report cards released Thursday. “Every student comes in with different strengths and talents and we're all about taking each student as far as they can possibly go,” said Maine East Principal Mike Pressler.

  • Maine West thumps Maine East Oct 25, 2013 12:00 AM

  • Chicago man gets 10 years for Maine Twp. burglary Oct 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to burglarizing two homes in January in unincorporated Maine Township. In exchange for his guilty plea to residential burglary, John W. Gilliam, 35, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $599, court records show.

  • Ken Wallace

    Dist. 207 superintendent gets five-year contract extension Oct 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Maine Township High School District 207 Superintendent Ken Wallace has been at the helm of the district for more than four years, but perhaps it’s been the past 12 months that have been the most volatile. Wallace’s management of the district since a hazing scandal broke last fall — and the desire to ensure continuity in managing the fallout down the line — may have been one of the reasons school board members voted this week to give him a five-year contract extension.

  • Nabil Anas

    Maine Twp. man charged with promoting prostitution Sep 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Nabil Anas, 25, of Maine Township has been charged with promoting prostitution, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said in a news release.

  • Maine Township woman gets supervision for battery, trespass Sep 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    A 21-year-old Maine Township woman who fought police after they tried to escort her from a stranger’s house pleaded guilty to battery and criminal trespass Monday in a Skokie courtroom, court records show. Jenelle Barton, of the 8900 block of Robin Drive, near Des Plaines, was sentenced to two years supervision, 40 hours of community service and ordered to submit to drug and alcohol evaluation and to anger management treatment.

  •  The North Maine Fire Department is hosting its annual open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in honor of its 45 years of serving the community.

    North Maine Fire Department to hold open house Sep 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    The North Maine Fire Department is hosting its annual open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.

  • State's attorney investigates Dist. 207's handling of ex-teacher's case Sep 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Cook County state's attorney's office is investigating whether Maine Township High School District 207 failed to properly notify the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services about a former teacher accused of inappropriate conduct toward students in 2007. The allegations involved Mark Krockover, a former tenured Maine East High School chemistry teacher and cheerleading coach, who was allowed to resign in August 2007 after being accused of sexual harassment by several current and former female students, according to district records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

  • Maine Twp. road repairs coming Sep 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    About $117,175 in state money will be spent to improve two roadways in Maine Township: Harrison Street from Meadow Lane to Dee Road, and at Central and Dee roads. The money will build sidewalks, add traffic controls and make street crossing improvements.

  • Maine Twp Community Garage Sale Sept. 28 Sep 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Maine Township residents and all others can reserve space for the annual Maine Township Community Garage Sale. Benefiting disadvantaged children and hungry families, the event will be held rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the parking lot of Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Road, Park Ridge.

  • Rene Garibay

    Dart: Beating victim spots 2012 attacker; 2 charged Sep 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Two Niles men were arrested in connection with a 2012 beating in Maine Township after the victim recently spotted one of the men and identified him to police as the attacker. In July of this year, the victim contacted police and told them he had spotted one of his attackers driving in Niles. Ahmad was arrested on July 31, Dart said. During the course of the investigation, sheriff’s detectives identified Garibay as Ahmad’s accomplice in the beating.

  • Late strike lifts Maine East past Elk Grove Aug 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Host Maine East spoiled the coaching debut of Rob Shepard with a late strike, topping visiting Elk Grove 4-3 in a Central Suburban/Mid-Suburban Soccer Challenge match in Park Ridge on Tuesday. Shepard, who follows longtime Elk Grove head coach Joe Bush, saw his team find the equalizer at the 66th minute but conceded the game-winner two minutes from time when Joe Swoboda fired in his second goal of the evening to give coach Vic DiPrizio’s squad the victory.

  •  Poster contest winners, from left, are: front row: Malika Merchant, second grade; Luis Antonio Diaz, first grade; Mikkayla Mendricks, third grade; and Ariana Martinez, fourth grade; second row: Ella Kurutz, eighth grade; Krystal Anderson, sixth grade; and Yesha Parikh, fifth grade; back row: Highway Commissioner Robert Provenzano; Trustee Susan Moylan-Krey; Trustee Peter Gialamas; Clerk Gary K. Warner; Supervisor Carol A. Teschky; Trustee Laura Morask; and Trustee Walter Kazmierczak. Not pictured: contest winner Dhara Patel, seventh grade.

    Maine Township hosts National Night Out Aug 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Maine Township’s 20th annual National Night Out Against Crime (NNO), invited all residents and families to attend the event on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Designed to promote family fun and neighborhood unity, NNO also educates residents on crime prevention and safety.

  • Davon Miller

    Probation for Maine Township man who burglarized neighbors Jul 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Cook County judge sentenced Davon Miller, of Maine Township, to 36 months probation in exchange for his guilty plea to burglarizing his neighbors' houses.

  • Maine Twp. garage sale to benefit needy children, families Jul 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Maine Township residents can reserve space for the annual Maine Township Community Garage Sale beginning Monday, Aug. 5. The date for all others is Monday, Aug. 12. Benefiting disadvantaged children and hungry families, the event will be held rain or shine, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, in the parking lot of Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Road, Park Ridge.

  • Maine Twp. hosts seniors-only police academy Jul 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    A free, six-week police academy for senior citizens will begin July 19 at Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Road in Park Ridge.

  • TXT a TIP at Your FingertipsJun 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation suggests using cell phone to send anonymous tips to police. Summer's finally here. People are outside enjoying the warm weather. To be safe, MCYAF and local police advise residents to observe their surroundings and use TXT a TIP to notify police of suspicious activity, non-urgent crimes, or safety issues. Anyone with a cell phone can send an anonymous tip with a simple text message.

  • The consultant that led anti-hazing focus groups at the three Maine Township High School District 207 high schools recommends more student involvement and staff training on bullying intervention. The recommendations come on the heels of the district firing two soccer coaches following a hazing scandal at Maine West High School in Des Plaines last fall.

    Dist. 207 anti-hazing consultant says staff 'overwhelmed' Jun 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    The consultant hired by Maine Township High School District 207 to lead anti-hazing focus groups at its three high schools recommends the district take steps to include students in decision making and leadership activities, and provide more staff training on bullying intervention. The 24-page Community Matters report recently released to the District 207 school board was the result of a “school climate audit” of all three district high schools.

  • Maine East, South Elgin teachers honored by state Jun 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Teachers from Maine East and South Elgin high Schools are among 36 statewide who will be honored at a luncheon Tuesday by the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Education Association and the Illinois Federation of Teachers.

  • Noman Baig

    Northwest suburban academic team honorable mentionsJun 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    2012-2013 Northwest suburban academic team honorable mentions

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