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  • Images: IHSA competitive dance sectionals Jan 27, 2014 2:50 PM
    IHSA competitive dance sectionals took place at Glenbrook South High School and Huntley High School Saturday.

     
  • Bail set for Palatine woman charged in friend’s drug death Jan 11, 2014 3:30 PM
    A Palatine woman is being held in Cook County Jail on $250,000 bail Saturday following charges that she is responsible for the drug-induced homicide of a 34-year-old man that occurred in May. Michelle Johnson, 40, appeared in bond court Saturday morning in Chicago to answer for the charges for the first time.

     
  • Maine West meets Maine East’s challenge Jan 10, 2014 11:55 PM
    First place was on the line in the Central Suburban North on Friday night in Des Plaines when Maine West hosted Maine East in girls basketball. The 26-time conference champion Warriors were playing a Blue Demons team that has never won a league crown but is off to its best start in 20 seasons. “I don’t think we were intimidated by that,” Warriors senior guard Erin Ross said of the Blue Demons’ 10-4 and 3-0 record entering the game. “If anything, it fueled us. We were intense and really wanted to win bad.” Ross sure helped fuel the Warriors, connecting for four 3-pointers, en route to a career high 16 points, as West pulled away in the second half to a 47-26 victory.

     
  • Maine West hazing case delayed until January Dec 19, 2013 5:20 PM
    A legal issue related to the mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse will delay until January the remainder of the trial of former Maine West High School soccer coach Michael Divincenzo, who faces misdemeanor charges of hazing, battery and failure to report abuse.

     
  • 2013-2014 Northwest Suburban Leadership Team honorable mentions Dec 13, 2013 5:45 AM
    2013-2014 Northwest Suburban Leadership Team honorable mentions

     
  • Maine West looks sharp, tops Maine East Dec 13, 2013 10:27 PM
    Maine West rolled over an undermanned but spirited Maine East wrestling club Friday night in a Central Suburban League crosstown dual in the Demons’ historic fieldhouse. The visiting Warriors (5-2-0, 2-0-0) were fueled by a handful of forfeits and a trio of pins from Adeel Afshar, Kevin Mendoza and Joey Vogeny to record a 54-19 victory in advance of a trip to the 29th annual Wildcat Invite at Wheeling on Saturday. The field there features state power Sandburg, the reigning Class 3A state champion.

     
  • 2013-2014 Northwest suburban Leadership Team Dec 13, 2013 8:35 AM
    The 10 winners in the 2013-14 Northwest suburban Leadership Team competition do many different things, but they share a common purpose of living for others. "Changing a community is the first step to changing the world and it cannot be done without the dedicated hearts of many," writes Emily Hernandez of Buffalo Grove High School, who is among the 36 students — both winners and honorable mentions — being honored here.

     
  • District 207 abates nearly $1.5 million Dec 11, 2013 4:17 PM
    Maine Township High School District 207 is abating $1,478,562 to taxpayers from tax proceeds collected in 2013. “We believe our financial management and cost-containment efforts have put us in a position that we can make this tax abatement without compromising the quality of our education,” Superintendent Ken Wallace said.

     
  • Dist. 207 planning $6 million of improvements at schools Dec 10, 2013 7:11 PM
    Maine Township High School District 207 officials are planning more than $6 million worth of facility improvement projects next summer at the district’s three schools as part of a 10-year capital plan. The work includes the installation of security cameras at all schools and the replacement of football stadium lights at Maine West and Maine East. “We’re starting to hear some themes, which is ‘replace’ (and) ‘50 years old’ on a lot of our equipment. Fifty years is a long time for some of this equipment,” said Mary Kalou, the district’s assistant superintendent for business.

     
  • Des Plaines man pleads guilty to promoting prostitution Dec 3, 2013 5:46 PM
    A Des Plaines man pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution and was sentenced to 30 months of probation. Nabil Anas, 26, also was ordered to pay $859 in fines.

     
  • Despite hurdles, some Northwest suburban high schools trending upward Oct 31, 2013 8:22 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 26, 2013 12:44 AM
    Maine West wrapped up a 2-7 season in about the best way possible: With a victory. The host Warriors defeated Maine East 54-27 to earn their first Central Suburban North triumph of the season. they finished 1-4 in league play.

     
  • Chicago man gets 10 years for Maine Twp. burglary Oct 22, 2013 5:32 PM
    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.

     
  • Dist. 207 superintendent gets five-year contract extension Oct 8, 2013 6:33 PM
    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.

     
  • Maine Twp. man charged with promoting prostitution Sep 27, 2013 5:22 PM
    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 4:58 PM
    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.

     
  • North Maine Fire Department to hold open house Sep 18, 2013 1:23 PM
    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 11:06 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 2:22 PM
    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 2:16 PM
    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.

     
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