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  • Bill Johnston

    District 116 health clinic clears hurdle, construction not far offApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 officials have approved a lease with a Lake County agency so a health clinic may open at the high school for the 2014-15 academic season.

     
  • Bill Johnston

    District 116 to vote on leasing space for high school health centerMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 board members Monday will be asked to approve a lease with a Lake County agency for a high school-based health clinic. If the lease is approved, the path would be cleared for Round Lake High School to have the first-of-its-kind health center in Lake County that has been in works since 2010.

     
  • Honor for Schuler Scholars founder:Mar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    A prestigious award has been announced for the Schuler Scholar Program founder.

     
  • Round Lake Area Unit District 116 supporters plan to discuss how to achieve a high school expansion and renovations. Voters on Tuesday rejected the district’s ballot measure that sought permission to borrow $29 million for the work.

    District 116 supporters to examine how to accomplish high school workMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 supporters plan to discuss how to accomplish a high school expansion and upgrades after voters refused to allow $29 million to be borrowed for the work. Unofficial totals from Tuesday’s election show the ballot measure was rejected 800-657.

     
  • Voters rejected Round Lake Area Unit District 116’s request to borrow $29 million for a high school expansion and renovations.

    Voters reject Dist. 116’s request to borrow for high schoolMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 was rejected Tuesday in its request to borrow $29 million for high school expansion and renovation. With all 18 precincts counted, unofficial totals showed 800 against and 657 in favor. Ballot wording for the $29 million borrowing request did not seek approval for a property tax increase and specified the work would be done at Round Lake High School.

     
  • Bob Bednar, left, and incumbent Ed Sullivan Jr. are running in Tuesday’s Republican primary for House District 51.

    Some juicy Election Day action to watch in Lake CountyMar 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Some Lake County voters Tuesday will have a meaty primary ballot, including a Republican state representative race with an incumbent who received attention for supporting gay marriage and a measure seeking millions of dollars to save a former high school building.

     
  • School upgrade good for communityMar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Hainesville letter to the editor: I’m a retired senior citizen on a fixed income. I’ve never had children or grandchildren in Round Lake Area District 116 schools, but I’m still going to vote “yes” for the addition to Round Lake High School,

     
  • Round Lake Area Unit District 116 will go to the voters next week seeking permission to borrow $29 million for a high school expansion and renovations.

    Dist. 116 homeowners will pay more if $29 million OK’dMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 officials say they want to clarify any potential misconceptions about next week's ballot measure seeking voter approval to borrow $29 million for high school renovation and expansion.

     
  • District 116 forum Tuesday:Mar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 will host a forum Tuesday related to a ballot iniaitive seeking permission to borrow $29 million for a high school expansion and renovations to the current structure.

     
  • Endorsement: Yes to debt restructure for RLHS expansionFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a yes vote for the Round Lake Unit District 116 bond restructuring.

     
  •  Round Lake Area Unit District 116 will go to voters next month seeking permission to borrow $29 million for a high school expansion and renovations to the current structure. Part of the proposal calls for 30 new classrooms at Round Lake High School.

    Dist. 116 depending on voters for Round Lake High expansion, renovations Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 will go to voters next month seeking permission to borrow $29 million for a high school expansion and renovations to the current structure.

     
  • Kevin Ruth, 16, concentrates on his work during an English class at Huntley High School. The school's ACT composite score of 22.4 was the third highest in McHenry County, but school officials are shooting for an average score of 23.5.

    How suburban districts are handling changing ACTJan 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    The ACT has been the benchmark for measuring college readiness since 1959. It's still an important factor, but things have changed: the test is tougher, it's graded harder, and suburban students are more diverse. “It has no resemblance to actual student performance,” said Steve Cordogan of District 214. Administrators are looking for new ways to measure college readiness and new programs to ensure it. We examined approaches in four school districts. Here's what we found.

     
  •  Workers install windows near the front entrance of the new Mariano’s in Lake Zurich on Route 22.

    Looking ahead to 2014 in Lake County Jan 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Budgets have not been as tight as the economy continues to loosen, and projects of varying degrees are pending or proposed in several Lake County communities. Voters will have a say on local and state candidates in 2014 and some tax hike questions will be on the ballot as well. Those are among the items to watch in the coming year.

     
  • Bill Madole

    In memoriam 2013: Reflecting on those who died in Lake County Dec 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    In 2013, we said goodbye to several notable Lake County residents, who left indelible marks on their communities through impressive accomplishments and dedicated community service.

     
  • Nanci Radford

    Voters to decide Round Lake High School expansion, building improvement planDec 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Voters will decide if Round Lake Area Unit District 116 should borrow $29 million for a high school expansion and a variety of building improvements. By a 7-0 vote, District 116 board members this week passed a resolution authorizing placement of the borrowing question on the March 18 ballot. That day’s election also will feature primaries for state and Lake County offices.

     
  •  Raymond Ellis Elementary School third-grader Tahirah Young thanks Pastor Choice Harris after receiving a new coat Tuesday at the Round Lake Beach school. Christian Faith Fellowship Church Round Lake donated 50 coats to the school during its first winter coat drive.

    New coats warm hearts of Round Lake Beach students Dec 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    Raymond Ellis Elementary School children joyfully shuffled through new coats that were dropped off Tuesday at the Round Lake Beach School by members of a local church. Christian Faith Fellowship Church Round Lake donated 50 warm weather coats for students in grades 1 to 5.

     
  • Bill Johnston

    District 116 forum on possible Round Lake High School expansion Dec 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 will host a community forum Tuesday to include discussion on the possibility of a referendum to authorize borrowing for a high school expansion and renovation. It’ll run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Round Lake High School’s theater.

     
  • Phil Georgia

    Round Lake District 116 gets upbeat restructuring report Nov 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Changes made by Round Lake Area Unit District 116 to help boost student academic achievement are receiving an early thumbs-up from administrators.

     
  •  Round Lake High was built for 1,370 students, but it now houses about 2,055 teenagers.

    Round Lake Dist. 116 studies expanding high schools without tax bite Nov 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 may be able to keep a hit on taxpayers to a minimum if millions of dollars are borrowed for a proposed high school expansion and renovation, a consultant said. “We can say, as a district, our (debt) payments will be pretty level for the next five to six years,” the consultant said.

     
  • Bill Johnston

    Dist. 116 studying possible Round Lake High School expansion Nov 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 board members plan to discuss the best way to borrow several million dollars that would go toward a high school expansion and improvements. District 116 officials will gather as a finance committee for discussion Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Round Lake High School.

     
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