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  • West Oak booster dinner: Jan 25, 2012 4:52 PM
    The West Oak Music Boosters’ annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at West Oak Middle School, 500 Acorn Lane, Mundelein.

  • Cells are the body's building blocks Jan 17, 2012 3:04 PM
    Two factors drive the growth process in people — information within a cell and nutrition. It's the same for all things in nature, cells make things grow and nutrition creates the best chance for a healthy life cycle.

  • Diamond Lake alumni sought Jan 12, 2012 6:22 PM
    Diamond Lake District 76 is building an alumni database and needs assistance in finding graduates.

  • Dist. 76 starts survey Dec 2, 2011 5:58 PM
    Diamond Lake District 76 is seeking community input as it searches for a replacement for Superintendent Roger Prosise, who is retiring at the end of the school year

  • The story about dinosaurs is in fossils, rocks Oct 25, 2011 7:49 AM
    If you had to answer a tough question, you might not rush out and grab a rock. But when trying to solve the puzzle of how dinosaurs became extinct, rocks hold the clues that experts use to decode the mysteries of the very distant past.

  • D76 community forum: Oct 24, 2011 8:13 AM
    Diamond Lake District 76 will host a community forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the library at West Oak Middle School, 500 Acorn Lane, Mundelein.

  • Diamond Dash for District 76: Oct 13, 2011 5:15 PM
    The Diamond Lake Education Foundation hosts the inaugural Diamond Dash 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.

  • Needs of disabled discussed: Oct 3, 2011 5:25 PM
    Diamond Lake School District 76 will host a meeting at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at to discuss the district’s plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools and home schools within the district for the 2011-12 school year

  • District 76 to search to replace retiring Prosise as superintendent Sep 29, 2011 4:59 PM
    Officials in Diamond Lake Elementary District 76 plan to hire a search firm to find a replacement for longtime Superintendent Roger Prosise, who is retiring at the end of the school year. The process is in the early stage but the board has agreed to invite search firms to discuss their services with the intent of hiring one, possibly by the end of the year.

  • D76 seeks volunteers: Sep 23, 2011 5:40 PM
    The Diamond Lake District 76 Board of Education is seeking community volunteers to serve on the recently created finance and community relations committees.

  • Color spectrum makes sky look green before tornado Aug 30, 2011 8:52 AM
    “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight” is an old saying that forecasts good weather. The colors we see in the sky — the red sky of a clear evening sunset or the brilliant colors of a rainbow — come from the electromagnetic spectrum. The spectrum is energy that is radiated in a wavy pattern.

  • How much does your township supervisor make? $106,000 in Vernon Aug 24, 2011 11:44 AM
    Pay for suburban township supervisors range from the high end of $106,000 a year to $7,800 a year on the low end. Supervisors contend the job is only what someone is willing to put into it, but critics argue that philosophy allows boards to arbitrarily inflate pay scales.

  • Cooling centers empty despite high temperatures Jul 21, 2011 5:45 PM
    The temperatures are high, but the usage of community cooling centers is low. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as it could mean folks without an air-conditioned haven are taking refuge in other places, like shopping malls, movie theaters or bars.

  • Writers conference inspires Mundelein students Jun 21, 2011 9:49 AM
    Students from West Oak Middle School took part in the annual Fifth Grade Writer’s Conference, a half-day devoted to writing activities developed by fifth-grade teacher Katherine Crawford.

  • Which township road chief makes $45,866 to maintain four miles? Jun 1, 2011 5:08 PM
    Some township highway commissioners are getting paid substantial salaries despite caring for only a small number of miles of roads.

  • Lake County eighth-graders recognized for improved choices Apr 29, 2011 2:30 PM
    A program designed by Lake County Circuit Judge Shanes and Mundelein Police Chief Raymond Rose cited students from Carl Sandberg, Fremont and West Oak middle schools for their success in making better choices in the past school year.

  • Budget cut forum in District 76 Apr 25, 2011 6:26 PM
    Residents in Diamond Lake Elementary District 76 will get another opportunity Tuesday to have a say on more than $1 million in potential budget cuts.

  • Wormholes allow travel between black holes Apr 20, 2011 8:52 AM
    Kids Ink columnist Hope Babowice tackles space and science by answering a student's question about wormholes and how they relate to black holes.

  • Townships offer little change on taxpayer-funded health benefits for elected officials Apr 18, 2011 5:27 AM
    It will be slow going for taxpayers looking to reform how suburban townships pay for elected officials' health care. Several township officials said there had been no discussion about possible changes to coverage policies in the wake of a Daily Herald investigation that revealed more than two dozen suburban townships provide free health care to 70-plus elected officials at a cost to taxpayers of more than $1 million in 2010.

  • The Soapbox: From prom to playoffs Apr 16, 2011 1:51 AM
    Prom tickets, floating bogs, American Idol, playoff fever... all this and more in today's Soapbox.

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