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  • Wheeling teacher plays key role in bilingual education Sep 8, 2014 10:51 AM
    Children born to non-English speaking parents living in America have the added challenge of mastering a new language in addition to everything else they need to learn in elementary school. These are the children that Laurie Mason loves to teach. “She just puts 110 percent into everything she does,” colleague Jennifer Costa said.

  • CCSD21, Indian Trails partner for expanded library access Jul 28, 2014 9:19 AM
    Teachers in Community Consolidated School District 21 will have expanded access to resources in the coming school year, thanks to a partnership with the Indian Trails Public Library District.

  • Shocking increase of homeless students in suburbs Jul 28, 2014 1:24 PM
    Since 2007, the number of homeless students has risen by more than 70 percent, most alarmingly in the suburbs. But federal and state funding hasn't kept up - and as a result more students are falling through the cracks, advocates say. “These kids are dealing with a lot,” said Deb Dempsey of the Kane County Regional Office of Education. “

  • Deal reached to save Town Center in Wheeling Jul 22, 2014 2:24 PM
    An agreement announced Monday between Wheeling and four other governing bodies apparently will save the $150 million Town Center planned for the site that once held Wickes Furniture.

  • District 21, library partner to help students Jul 22, 2014 4:36 PM
    Teachers in Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 will have expanded access to resources in the coming school year, thanks to a partnership with the Indian Trails Public Library District.

  • Wheeling creates TIF districts over four government bodies' objections Jul 8, 2014 2:32 PM
    The Wheeling village board moved ahead Monday toward two big redevelopments - a village Town Center and an industrial area near Chicago Executive Airport - by creating two new tax increment financing districts – over the objections of four government bodies that asked for a delay.

  • With Town Center on the line, Wheeling makes final offer Jun 25, 2014 6:45 PM
    Wheeling has made a “very, very generous” — and final — offer to the four government bodies threatening to sue if the village board establishes two new tax increment financing districts, Village President Dean Argiris said this week. He said if the parties sue, the Town Center project in Wheeling is doomed.

  • Riley Student Council donates to SALUTE, Inc. Jun 20, 2014 1:25 PM
    Student Council members from Riley Elementary School in Arlington Heights raised funds and donated to SALUTE, Inc., a local organization supporting active duty military members, veterans, and their families. The $1,453 donation was presented at an end-of-year assembly to Sgt. Brad Schwarz, an Army veteran, and Mary Beth Beiersdorf, founder and executive director of SALUTE, Inc.

  • Wheeling delays tax increment financing districts Jun 3, 2014 5:06 PM
    Wheeling postponed re-establishing two tax increment financing districts Monday, which also postponed any lawsuit from school districts and the library and park districts that serve the community. The village board must wait for Cook County’s certified equalized assessed valuation for the areas within the districts, said Village Manager Jon Sfondilis. He said after the meeting that officials are willing to answer questions raised by the other boards.

  • Pension penalties drop, but some schools still owe over $100,000 May 18, 2014 8:33 AM
    Two of the largest suburban school districts paid six-figure penalties for giving pension-boosting pay hikes for retiring educators in the 2012-2013 school year, eight years after a state law was adopted to discourage schools from doing so. But another suburban school district, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, paid about $25,000 in penalties for the 2012-2013 school year — far less than the year before, when it paid nearly half a million dollars, according to records from the state's Teachers' Retirement System.

  • Negotiations continue over controversial Wheeling TIF plan May 7, 2014 2:31 PM
    Negotiations to avoid a lawsuit over Wheeling’s plan to establish two Tax Increment Financing districts on the sites of failed TIFs continue, say representatives of the village and four other governing bodies threatening to sue over the proposal. Village President Dean Argiris said this week a lawsuit would ruin chances for three major developments planned for the Town Center TIF district, but he is “confident” the village and the other governments will reach agreement.

  • Arlington Heights leaders host “community conversation” May 5, 2014 5:46 PM
    Officials from Arlington Heights’ library, park district, school districts and other governing bodies got together last week to discuss the state of affairs in the village during the first of what’s expected to become an annual “State of the Village: A Community Conversation.”

  • Kilmer students participate in Jump Rope for Heart Apr 29, 2014 3:13 PM
    Kilmer Elementary School, Buffalo Grove, students participated in the school’s 21st annual Jump Rope for Heart event on Wednesday, April 16. Richard Ryan, Kilmer physical education teacher, coordinates the event each year and works with all students to teach the importance of making a commitment and the value of wellness.

  • Wheeling Dist. 21, employees reach new four-year contract Apr 29, 2014 4:28 PM
    Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 and the bargaining unit that represents about 730 of its employees have reached agreement on a four-year contract that gives teachers annual pay hikes ranging from 3 to 4.25 percent and smaller increases for other workers. It also offers a different health insurance program for new employees while freezing the starting salary for new teachers.

  • Wheeling, other taxing bodies hope for accord on TIF district Apr 7, 2014 11:18 PM
    While representatives of school districts and other taxing bodies questioned Wheeling's right to establish a tax increment financing district on the site of one it had recently closed, both sides expressed hope after Monday's village board meeting that an agreement can be reached.

  • Health fair held Saturday in Wheeling Apr 5, 2014 5:29 PM
    Wheeling Township Elementary School District 21 held a Wellness Fair Saturday morning at London Middle School. The free event was open to community members of all ages.

  • Wellness Fair returns to Wheeling Township School District 21 Mar 30, 2014 5:09 PM
    Wheeling Township Elementary School District 21 will host a Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at London Middle School. The event is free and open to community members of all ages. “The Wellness Fair is a great event for our families and community members and provides opportunities to learn about the healthy lifestyles that we all strive to live,” District 21 Superintendent Kate Hyland said.

  • Wheeling won’t sign deal to share TIF funds with schools, parks Mar 19, 2014 4:29 PM
    Wheeling is willing to share excess funds from Tax Increment Financing districts with schools, libraries and parks boards, but will not sign a proposed agreement requiring them to do so, Village President Dean Argiris said. “We will distribute any surplus as we have in the past because it’s the right thing to do,” Argiris said, “but don’t hold a gun to my head.”

  • Wheeling sharing TIF surplus with school districts Mar 5, 2014 10:19 AM
    Wheeling has declared a surplus in its South Milwaukee Tax Increment Financing district, which means one-time payments totaling $2.5 million will go to local governments. Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 will receive $1.1 million; Northwest Suburban High School District 214 will get $562,369; and the village of Wheeling will get $275,375.

  • District 21 board member meets with state representatives Feb 25, 2014 1:01 AM
    Community Consolidated School District 21 school board member Phil Pritzker joined more than 750 school board members and state school boards association leaders in Washington, D.C., in early February to advocate for strong public schools for all students.

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