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  • Plainfield charity helps children who lose parents in vehicle crashes Jan 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Plainfield-based group, the Little Footprints Foundation, tries to help children ages 4 to 14 who have lost parents in auto accidents by providing money over an 18-month period to buy clothes. The group's founder says she now wants to reach out to the children of the tollway worker killed in Monday's crash along I-88.

  • Kathy Birkett

    Superintendent search ‘on schedule’ in Dist. 204 Jan 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Indian Prairie District 204’s search for a superintendent to succeed Kathy Birkett is progressing on schedule, and board members plan to choose the right candidate for the job by late February or early March. School board President Lori Price said board members who reviewed resumes during a recent closed meeting “were very impressed with the candidates” that poured in from across the country through Iowa-based search firm Ray and Associates, Inc.

  •  Niki Lazar of Neuqua and Anna Tracy of South Elgin move the ball during the South Elgin at Neuqua Valley girls basketball game Wednesday.

    Neuqua Valley handles South Elgin Jan 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    The third time was a charm, and now Neuqua Valley is hoping the fourth time come Saturday also will bring good results. After two weather cancellations this month, South Elgin finally was able to come to Naperville and take on the Wildcats in a battle of Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division front-runners Wednesday night. Neuqua Valley stayed perfect in league play with a 53-46 win and now has a two-game lead on the Storm (15-7, 7-2)

  •  Photos from the South Elgin at Neuqua Valley girls basketball game in Naperville.

    Images: South Elgin at Neuqua Valley girls basketball Jan 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Neuqua Valley hosted South Elgin Wednesday, Jan. 30 for girls basketball

  • Montini’s Rainey Kuykendall, top, controls the ball over Bolingbrook’s Daija Hurks during Monday’s 24th annual McDonald’s Shootout at Willowbrook High School.

    Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Jan 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports images by our photographers featuring the best from girls basketball, wrestling, swimming, gymnastics and boys basketball.

  • COURTESY OF WINGS WINGS CEO Rebecca Darr with husband, Joe.

    Darr wants to spread WINGS nationwide to help domestic abuse victims Jan 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Rebecca Darr, who helps countless victims of domestic abuse through WINGS, is in the midst of expanding the shelter in Chicago and plans to go national in a couple of years.

  • Dist. 204 likely to remain in online learning consortium Jan 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Naperville Unit District 203 and Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 have agreed to go forward with the second phase of planning for an online learning consortium, and on Monday night, board members in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 could decide to jump in with them.

  • Waubonsee offers series on financial aid Jan 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    February marks Financial Aid Awareness Month, and Waubonsee Community College has planned a series of free public events to help students learn more about receiving financial aid for the 2014-2015 school year.

  •  More than 1,000 people attended all three shows of American Grands XIX, a concert featuring 462 pianists performing on 12 grand pianos, on Saturday at Elgin Community College.

    Diverse music highlights Elgin piano concert Jan 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    With piano players of all age and skill levels performing a diverse catalog of songs that included Lady Gaga, Beethoven, Woody Guthrie there was something for everyone at the American Grands XIX concerts Saturday in Elgin. Organizers arranged the program by ability, which meant there were some interesting combinations onstage. “You literally might have a 6-year-old sitting next to somebody who’s 76 and for me, that’s one of the joys of the program,” said Colin Holman, the American Grands conductor.

  • Robert, Kawaoka go 1-2 again for Naperville North Jan 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    The 1-2 punch of Michaela Robert and Anneli Kawaoka can be devastating when the two gymnasts are at their best.

  • Waubonsie Valley’s Mitch Kroening takes the 182-pound match final vs. Neuqua Valley’s Connor Swier at the Upstate Eight Conference wrestling championship at Elgin High School on Saturday.

    St. Charles East repeats Upstate Eight feat Jan 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    A perfect final round led to a perfect ending for St. Charles East on Saturday afternoon. Ryan Valesh and Isaiah Vela inspired five consecutive championships beginning at 132 pounds, and along with Anthony Rubino’s crown at 113 to start things off, the Saints won all six of their finals to lift the Upstate Eight Conference trophy for a second straight year.

  • Diana Martinez

    COD names permanent MAC director Jan 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Diana Martinez, once the director of Aurora’s Paramount Theatre and since September the interim director of College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center, has been named the MAC’s permanent director. The announcement concludes a national search conducted over the past five months led by Daniel E. Lloyd, COD’s dean of liberal arts.

  • Future of art at College of DuPage still in limboJan 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 40-by-12 foot ceramic mural that once adorned the wall of College of DuPage's Physical Education Building continues to come up in discussion there — even when it's not scheduled for debate. At Thursday's board meeting Trustee Nancy Svoboda questioned why discussion of the mural's future was not on the agenda.

  • Neuqua Valley takes away West Chicago’s momentum Jan 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    It is an exciting time for West Chicago boys athletics. The school just hired a football coach, Ted Monken, steeped in tradition and playoff appearances. The basketball team has double-figure wins for the first time since 2004-05 led by a player, John Konchar, seeking the program points record held by his coach, Bill Recchia.

  • Waubonsie Valley downs Bartlett Jan 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    On a cold and blustery night, the only thing warming the gym at Bartlett was the heat of the fans in attendance. Both teams shot under 40 percent and combined to hit just 2 of the 26 3-pointers they took. With the Upstate Eight Valley Division up in the air, a win for either team would help them gain footing for a shot at the title. Unfortunately for the host Hawks, the ball did not bounce in their favor, falling to Waubonsie Valley 39-29 Friday night.

  • COD aiming to promote recruitment, retention of black students Jan 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    The College of DuPage is launching an initiative officials say is specifically aimed at boosting enrollment, academic success and retention of black students. The announcement came as President Obama on Thursday kicks off a national campaign to encourage more low-income students to attend college.

  • Batavia defeats Waubonsie Valley/Metea Valley co-op Jan 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    There was a rescheduled Upstate Eight Conference girls gymnastics meet in Naperville on Thursday night, but in a lot of ways it was looked at as an extended practice, or a mock meet, for what lies ahead next Thursday — the UEC meet itself.

  •  Bartlett’s Ally Giampapa (23) shoots over Waubonsie Valley’s Rachael Pedersen (15) during Thursday’s game in Bartlett.

    Bartlett routs Waubonsie Valley Jan 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Bartlett girls basketball team missed its first nine shots Thursday night against Waubonsie Valley. No worries. The Hawks heated up after that, making 19 of 38 the rest of the way to come away with a dominating 56-25 win in Upstate Eight Valley action at Bartlett.

  • St. Francis showing respect for its past Jan 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Among St. Francis coach Bob Ward’s many facets is a respect and appreciation for Illinois basketball history, taking special pride in local boys, and men, made good.

  •  Bartlett’s Elizabeth Arco grabs a rebound.

    Images: Waubonsie Valley vs. Bartlett girls basketball Jan 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Bartlett hosted Waubonsie Valley in a girls basketball matchup Thursday night in Bartlett.

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