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  • Lurie Children’s pediatric asthma specialist Dr. Anne Singh examines patient Michael Pimentel, 14, of Lansing, Ill.

    Experts see incidents of asthma, allergies increasingApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    “Why does asthma happen?” asked fifth-graders in Elise Diaz and Caroline Dicentio’s classes at Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth.

     
  • Jo Beckwith

    Possible action against trustee draws another packed house to Gurnee library boardMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Warren-Newport Public Library District’s board meeting Tuesday in Gurnee drew a packed house in support of an elected library trustee — one week after a large crowd vocally backed the agency’s executive director. Trustee Jo Beckwith received the support because of an agenda item that called for her to be censured. Her board colleagues didn't put the proposal to a vote.

     
  • Warren-Newport Library District board President Socrates Rivers with colleague Ron Friedman, left, after a five-hour meeting concludes in Gurnee late Tuesday. Retiring Executive Director Stephen Bero was the focus of the session.

    Trustee fails in effort to sideline boss at Gurnee’s Warren-Newport libraryMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    As the five-hour board meeting inched toward midnight Wednesday, Warren-Newport Public Library District’s executive director finally learned whether he’d get to keep working until his retirement in July. A failed motion to place Stephen Bero on administrative leave means he's still at the Gurnee-based district.

     
  • Stephen Bero

    Gurnee library executive director under fireMar 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Warren-Newport Library District board President Socrates Rivers outlined what he said have been several problems with the financial performance by the retiring executive director at a packed meeting Tuesday night. Stephen Bero, who's led the library for the past nine years, was placed in the spotlight by Rivers soon after several in the overflow crown of more than 100 spectators voiced support for the administrator.

     
  • Stephen Bero

    Gurnee's Warren-Newport library board prepares to seek new directorFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Board members at Warren-Newport Public Library District in Gurnee are forming a plan to find a new executive director who would start in the summer. Executive Director Stephen Bero plans to retire July 31.

     
  • Stephen Bero, executive director of Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee, says two board members violated policy by seeking personnel files and financial documents in a restricted work area last week.

    Trustees stir controversy at Gurnee’s Warren-Newport library in attempt to obtain documentsFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Warren-Newport Public Library District Executive Director Stephen Bero says two board members violated policy when they sought personnel and financial documents at the administrative offices in Gurnee last week. Bero said board President Socrates Rivers and Vice President Ron Friedman did not have authorization when they entered a restricted area on Feb. 14.

     
  • Brookhaven Road leads to Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee. Library officials have floated the idea of renaming the street “Book Haven.”

    Warren-Newport library floats idea to include ‘book’ in Gurnee street nameFeb 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Officials at Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee have an idea for a visible street name change that would reflect the facility's main business. Under the concept, Brookhaven Road would be changed to “Book Haven.” But Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik says the name of the east-west street that runs toward the libray should not be changed. She suggests an unofficial Book Haven sign on library property.

     
  • Warren-Newport Public Library director Stephen Bero helps a patron at the XpressCheck checkout system in Gurnee.

    Gurnee library director retiring, plans more family timeFeb 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Saying he wants to spend more time with his family and pursue other interests, Stephen Bero is retiring as the longtime executive director of Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee.

     
  • Best-selling author Jackie Collins is scheduled to be in Gurnee at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-Newport Public Library on O’Plaine Road.

    Jackie Collins to visit Gurnee library on WednesdayFeb 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jackie Collins is scheduled Wednesday to be the latest in a line of big-name authors making an appearance at Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee.

     
  •  Gurnee resident William Shriver reads near artwork on the walls at Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee. Library officials are seeking proposals for a new commissioned piece and also are planning to display student artwork.

    Gurnee library planning to expand public art collectionFeb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee is in the market for more public art, which officials believe will enhance a visitor’s experience and further its role as a place for culture. Five pieces were acquired and displayed for the first time at the O’Plaine Road library last year.

     
  • Jackie Collins visit: Jan 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Best-selling author Jackie Collins will be at Gurnee's Warren-Newport Public Library on Feb. 12.

     
  • Gurnee-based library trustee wanted: Jan 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Warren-Newport Public Library District in Gurnee continues to seek a replacement for a trustee who resigned last year.

     
  •  In a 2011 game, left-hander Doug Davis pitches for the Chicago Cubs against the Boston Red Sox while right-handers shortstop Starlin Castro and left fielder Alfonso Soriano watch. Handedness is determined during early childhood, but no one really knows how.

    It’s important to understand how your body works Jan 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Students in Elise Diaz’s fifth-grade class at Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth asked these questions about how the body works: “What determines traits like eye color? Why am I right-handed? How does your body grow taller?”

     
  • Warren-Newport library board vacancy Nov 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Applications are being accepted to fill a vacancy on the Warren-Newport Public Library board. Trustee Mary Ann Bretzlauf recently resigned.

     
  • Stress-free flying Jul 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    An expert on flying will be a lunchtime guest at Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee on Wednesday, July 24.

     
  •  A tornado passes across south Oklahoma City May 20.

    Hurricanes and tornadoes are different, but powerful storms Jun 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    “What is the difference between a tornado and a hurricane?” asked students in Elise Diaz's fifth-grade class at Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth.

     
  • Changes at Gurnee library board May 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    New trustees have joined the Gurnee-based Warren-Newport Public Library District board.

     
  • Ron Friedman

    Board member receives public scolding at Gurnee’s Warren-Newport library Apr 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Warren-Newport Public Library District board member Ron Friedman has been given a public scolding by a majority of his colleagues who claim his conduct is unbecoming as an elected official. Friedman said last week's formal censure during a meeting of the Gurnee-based board was more like a "grown-up version of being bullied by a group of kids on the playground."

     
  • Andrea Farr Capizzi, running for Warren-Newport Library Board (6-year Terms)

    Andrea Farr Capizzi: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Andrea Farr Capizzi, running for Warren-Newport Library Board (6-year Terms)

     
  • Ravisankar Kondin, running for Warren-Newport Library Board (6-year Terms)

    Ravisankar Kondin: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Ravisankar Kondin, running for Warren-Newport Library Board (6-year Terms)

     
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