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  • 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.

  • Vernon, Antioch townships may reduce health insurance perk Apr 12, 2011 10:14 PM
    Discussions are occurring in Vernon and Antioch townships on having full-time elected officials contribute toward health insurance premiums that have been fully covered by taxpayers.

  • More Dist. 76 material appearing online Apr 11, 2011 5:27 PM
    A move to save money also has increased the amount of online information available regarding Diamond Lake Elementary District 76.

  • Health-care perk proves townships need scrutiny Apr 10, 2011 10:01 PM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on voters and residents to pay more attention to township governments in the wake of an On Guard report that suburban townships have collectively spent more than $1 million of taxpayer dollars on free health care for elected officials.

  • Township leaders' benefits Apr 10, 2011 9:54 AM
    Taxpayers spent more than $1 million last year to cover health care benefits for 77 elected leaders in suburban townships. Those same officials paid nothing for their insurance coverage. An investigation of insurance costs for 50 suburban townships showed 29 offered health care coverage at no charge to elected officers who held full-time positions like supervisor, assessor and highway commissioner.

  • Dance-A-Thon for food pantry Apr 4, 2011 3:41 PM
    A charity Dance-A-Thon will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, Sunday, April 10 at the MAX Training Center, 355 Hastings Drive, Buffalo Grove.

  • Vernon Hills boy works hard to excel Mar 21, 2011 9:50 AM
    Antony Simonoff likes to perform in the spotlight. The Vernon Hills 9-year-old shows the talent and intelligence to shine onstage and on the academic platform.

  • District 76 airs $1.5 million in potential savings Feb 17, 2011 5:42 PM
    Just before introducing a list of more than $1.5 million in potential budget cuts to a gathering of parents, teachers and interested residents, the Diamond Lake District 76 school board president made one point clear. “The district is not going bankrupt,” Keith Loeffler told a crowd of about 200 who packed the small gym at West Oak Middle School in Mundelein on Wednesday to learn more about what might be happen as the district prepares to combat budget shortfalls.

  • Cuts coming in District 76 Feb 9, 2011 6:03 PM
    Budget cuts will be coming for the 2011-12 school year in Diamond Lake Elementary District 76 but there is a wide gap between the administration’s starting point and what an advisory group says is needed.

  • Sun still has a few billion years left to shine Feb 1, 2011 2:12 PM
    Students in Katherine Crawford’s fifth-grade classroom at West Oak Middle School in Mundelein asked: “Will the sun burn out?”

  • Combining school districts topic for New Year Dec 29, 2010 5:47 PM
    Consolidating districts or sharing services to save money in the Mundelein area are possibilities expected to be discussed early next year by local school officials. The process, even with open arms acceptance, could take years, but Mundelein Elementary District 75 wants to at least consider the possibilities with its neighbors.

  • Many Lake County food pantries set for winter, but some need help Nov 26, 2010 3:43 PM
    Thanks to collections organized by local schools and community groups, officials with many of Lake County’s township food pantries say they have enough food and supplies to help people this winter. A few, however, are struggling to meet ever-growing demands. “The need is enormous,” said Warren Township Supervisor Suzanne Simpson. “We haven’t seen the bottom yet.”

  • Stevenson High collecting gifts for families Nov 22, 2010 5:46 PM
    Stevenson High School students and faculty are boosting their goal for the annual holiday gift drive, officials said Monday. The Lincolnshire school's Give-A-Thon will aim to provide holiday gifts for 280 families, about 80 more than originally planned, according to a news release.

  • Mundelein school wins contest Nov 10, 2010 6:02 PM
    West Oak Middle School in Mundelein recently was notified that it won the $1,500 grand prize in the Apperson Education Products’ school contest.

  • Kids ask: How does a tsunami form? Nov 9, 2010 1:15 PM
    Kate Crawford’s fifth-graders from West Oak Middle School in Mundelein wanted to know, “How does a tsunami form?” Tsunami is the Japanese word that means harbor and wave. But that’s deceiving because tsunamis can occur in an ocean or a large lake.

  • BG residents give credit where due Nov 7, 2010 8:39 AM
    We think it is important to give credit where it is due. When we recently received our real estate assessment notice from Mr. Gary Raupp (Vernon Township assessor) we noticed what seemed to be a discrepancy.

  • Kids ask: How much does a glacier weigh? Nov 3, 2010 4:23 PM
    Glaciers are very large chunks of ice and snow. Think of a frozen river, one that's been frozen for thousands of years. Glaciers exist in the very coldest regions of the Earth. They are features on mountains across the continents, except in Australia, where there are no glaciers now.

  • Dist. 76 board seeks candidates Oct 20, 2010 7:44 PM
    The deadline to apply for a vacancy on the Diamond Lake District 76 school board has been extended until Thursday, Oct. 28. Interviews will be on Nov. 3. The district is looking for a new member to fill a spot vacated last month by Alice Dutler.

  • Kids ask: How do atoms form? Oct 12, 2010 11:50 AM
    You wanted to know: Students in Katherine Crawford’s fifth-grade class at West Oak Middle School in Mundelein asked, “How do atoms form? Atoms are the most basic part of everything, and everything is made of atoms. Atoms are the undividable parts that make up matter.

  • Lake County briefs Feb 8, 2011 11:52 AM
    The Mundelein public works department will pick up tree branches damaged by recent high winds until Sept. 28. Residents should bring branches to the curb or edge of the street in segments no heavier than 50 pounds and no longer than four feet.

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