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  • New Grant High School athletic fields being built in Ingleside Sep 7, 2014 7:45 AM
    Two decades of enrollment growth at Grant High School has resulted in construction of new classrooms, a library and a fieldhouse at the Fox Lake campus in recent years. Now, officials say, it’s time to focus on improvements to outdoor athletic fields. A 40-acre complex is being built in Ingleside, about five miles from the main campus.

  • Dist. 54 seeks budget committee members Sep 7, 2014 4:28 PM
    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 is looking for residents to serve on the committee that will review the 2015-16 budget.

  • U-46 officials projecting higher revenues, expenses Sep 7, 2014 7:50 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 is projecting $20 million more in revenues in fiscal year 2015, and a rise in expenditures by $13 million, officials said this week. The district’s administration is proposing a $488 million budget of expenditures for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Revenues are anticipated at $487.7 million, essentially making it a balanced budget. A public hearing on the proposed budget is planned for 7 p.m. Sept. 15 before the regular school board meeting. The board is expected to adopt the budget Sept. 29.

  • Saturday Soapbox: Ten suburban issues worth special reflection Sep 6, 2014 10:19 AM
    Ten special things to think about in the suburbs today -- including do-overs in DuPage County, win-win soccer deals in Long Grove, teaching charity in Arlington Heights, the press's pizza bias and more.

  • 4 suburban students’ film on toddler with cancer headed to NYC Sep 6, 2014 7:30 AM
    Four South Elgin High School seniors are finalists in the All American High School Film Festival in New York City next month. The students produced a seven-minute film, “All About M.E.,” about Matthew Erickson, a 2-year-old boy who was born with brain cancer. “(The film) was a huge deal and it was really cool, but we didn’t expect anything out of this project when we did it,” Cosette Teschke said.

  • Sides sign secret settlement in Cantera tax lawsuit Sep 5, 2014 4:59 PM
    A legal battle nearly a decade long between Naperville Unit District 203 and several taxing bodies in Warrenville has been settled for $250,000. But legal fees for all parties involved likely total more than $1 million, and how the agreement was reached is being kept secret by a court order. "I feel honor-bound to follow that agreement," Warrenville Mayor David Brummel said.

  • District 214 projects approved, without community center Sep 5, 2014 5:30 AM
    After removing one project from a long list, the Northwest Suburban High School District 214 school board on Thursday approved spending nearly $45 million in excess reserve funds on major capital projects.

  • District 76 school board opening: Sep 5, 2014 4:45 PM
    Diamond Lake District 76 is looking for candidates to fill a vacancy on the school board with the recent resignation of Tania Rodriguez due to a change in residency.

  • School nurse is parents’ partner in health care Sep 5, 2014 6:01 AM
    Toward the beginning of Sherrie Schmidt’s career as a school nurse, she recommended a parent take her daughter to an optometrist after the kindergartner failed a vision screening. The parent returned a couple weeks later, nearly in tears, and hugged Schmidt.

  • Lake Villa school generates traffic concern in residential neighborhood Sep 5, 2014 5:16 PM
    Lake Villa Elementary District 41's superintendent says she intends to approach village police after receiving a complaint about speeding traffic near a school.

  • Judge orders Dist. 155 to get Crystal Lake OK for bleachers Sep 5, 2014 6:20 PM
    A judge Friday ordered Community Unit School District 155 officials to go through Crystal Lake’s zoning process for a $1.2 million bleachers expansion at Crystal Lake South High School that was completed last summer without city permission. “There was a municipal ordinance that was violated. There was a substantial affect on property owners,” Judge Michael Chmiel said.

  • Buffalo Grove rallies around 4-year-old with brain tumor Sep 6, 2014 4:32 PM
    Mia Gurevitz is like many other 4-year-olds. She enjoys horseback riding, dance classes and playing with her big sister. But for Mia, those fun times come in between trips to the hospital, hours of testing and rounds of chemotherapy. Mia, who goes to school in Buffalo Grove, has been fighting an inoperable brain tumor since November 2011, just before her 2nd birthday.

  • Neubert students celebrates ‘Summer of Learning’ Sep 7, 2014 3:56 PM
    Students at Neubert Elementary School in Algonquin join in an ice cream social in recognition of their summer learning efforts

  • District 93 seeking mentors to help students Sep 5, 2014 5:30 AM
    Carol Stream Elementary District 93 is seeking more adult volunteers to participate in its student mentoring program.

  • No cell towers at Dist. 203 schools Sep 4, 2014 5:24 PM
    Cellphone towers will not be coming to the properties of two junior high schools in Naperville Unit District 203 any time soon. A proposal from AT&T to install towers at Kennedy and Lincoln junior highs is off the table, officials said Thursday. “Our superintendent will always bring alternative revenue sources to the board that he thinks are viable for our community, but at this point in time, the junior high proposal through AT&T is off the table,” District 203 school board President Jackie Romberg said Thursday.

  • Progress cited in contract talks for Mundelein District 75 teachers Sep 4, 2014 9:50 PM
    Teachers and officials in Mundelein Elementary District 75 say they are close to a contract agreement. Talks have been ongoing since the beginning of the year and in June were referred to mediation. The contract ended June 30. "We hope to come to an agreement soon," said school board member Wells Frice.

  • Dist. 158 parents worry kids can access porn on tablets Sep 5, 2014 6:23 AM
    Parents came to the Huntley-Algonquin School District 158 board meeting Thursday to express frustration after they say their children were able to access pornographic images on school district-issued computer devices. “I saw completely inappropriate, obscene images, and then some,” parent Jennifer Kinney told the school board.

  • Appellate court: Dist. 155 bleachers needed city permission Sep 4, 2014 1:01 AM
    An appellate court on Wednesday upheld a judge's ruling that Community Unit School District 155 officials should have gone through Crystal Lake's zoning process before building a bleacher expansion at Crystal Lake South High School last summer. Property owners near the bleachers, including McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi, sued last year. The matter is back in court Friday.

  • Northwest suburban high schools make Daily Beast list Sep 4, 2014 4:53 PM
    Barrington, Bartlett, Buffalo Grove and Rolling Meadows high schools have been named to The Daily Beast’s list of top high schools for 2014.

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