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  • Author Joelle Charbonneau talks about “The Testing” at Indian Trails Library, Oct. 14 Oct 9, 2014 10:00 AM
    Author Joelle Charbonneau talks about “The Testing” at Indian Trails Library, Oct. 14

  • ‘Oculus’ Filmmaker Comes to Cutting Hall on October 22 Oct 9, 2014 9:58 AM
    “Oculus” Filmmaker Comes to Cutting Hall on October 22

  • Elgin Symphony Orchestra brings you 'Nature's Soundscapes' Oct 8, 2014 10:17 PM
    The Elgin Symphony Orchestra highlight one of their own in the “Nature's Soundscape” concert in October. Matthew Agnew, the ESO's principal cellist, will solo on the beautiful Cello Concerto in C major by Haydn.

  • Dist. 220 to buy 33 acres near Barrington High Oct 8, 2014 9:27 PM
    The Barrington Area Unit School District 220 board entered into a contract this week to acquire more than 33 acres across Hart Road from Barrington High School. District officials say they have no immediate plans for the site, which is costing $2.35 million. “Such (real estate) needs did not appear in the budget approved last month, and that budget was characterized as challenging and tight,” one opponent said.

  • Barrington Scarecrow Festival takes place Oct. 11 Oct 8, 2014 12:37 PM
    Barrington’s 14th annual Scarecrow Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in Memorial Park on South Hough Street.

  • Barrington Dist. 220 gives early support to all-day kindergarten Oct 8, 2014 10:43 AM
    The Barrington Area Unit School District 220 board gave its support Tuesday night for a plan that would offer tuition-based full-day kindergarten starting in the 2015-2016 school year. The board did not vote on the plan but directed staff members to continue to develop the program. According to the plan laid out by Linda Klobucher, the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, the full-day program would cost parents around $4,500 for the school year, or around $125 per week. The district offers a free half-day kindergarten program to all district students now. Under the proposed plan, two classrooms at each of the district elementary schools would be converted to suit the new full-day program. If each of the kindergarten classrooms was filled with full-day program students, then the half-day students would be bused to the district’s Early Learning Center at 40 E. Dundee Road in Barrington. Board President Brian Battle said declining district enrollment has given the district the classroom space to offer full-day kindergarten. Several board members expressed concern that if enrollment were to pick back up in the future, they would have to restrict or eliminate the new program. Board member Wendy Farley said the plan had her unconditional support. “I understand the possible future space constraints, but we’ve got the space now, so let’s go,” Farley said. “It is a well-thought-out plan and has a lot of options for a lot of different people.” Board member Richard Burkhart said he supported the plan but expressed concern that moving half-day students to the Early Learning Center would send the message to the community that the board didn’t value the neighborhood school motto. “The cohesiveness of the community starts there and ends there at graduation at Willow Creek. And I know I have friends that I found in kindergarten the first day,” Burkhart said. “You can’t put a dollar figure on that.” Superintendent Brian Harris said one variable that won’t likely be known until much later is the number of people who will enroll their child in the program. He said the plan has flexibility built in to it. Klobucher said if the interest exceeds the number of seats the district plans to have available next year, around 626 seats, they would implement a lottery system or first-come, first-served policy. Several members of the district’s kindergarten staff attended the meeting and most had smiles on their faces as they left the meeting. “The parents that I’ve talked to are really in favor of full-day kindergarten,” said Tim Gapp, kindergarten teacher at North Barrington Elementary School. This is the first of several discussions the board will have on the full-day kindergarten program before a final vote. Copies of the slideshow presented at the meeting and the memo outlining the plan are available on the district’s website.

  • Making Miracles Happen, November Gala in Kildeer, Illinois Oct 8, 2014 7:57 AM
    Making Miracles Happen, November Gala in Kildeer, Illinois

  • Da Vinci Waldorf Students Vist the Wauconda Food Pantry Weekly Oct 8, 2014 7:50 AM
    Da Vinci Waldorf Students Vist the Wauconda Food Pantry Weekly

  • Round Lake High School’s Health and Wellness Center Opens Oct 7, 2014 7:41 AM
    Round Lake High School’s Health and Wellness Center will officially open on Tuesday, October 7. This school-based health center, at 800 N. High School Drive in Round Lake, is Lake County’s first, and is one of 65 in Illinois. Made possible through a partnership among the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center, Round Lake Area School District 116, Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County, Nicasa Behavioral Health Services, Advocate Condell Medical Center, Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, Rosalind Franklin University Health System, and Vista Health System, the Center’s goal is to improve the physical and emotional health of students attending the high school and to teach them life-long, positive health behaviors by providing quality, comprehensive primary healthcare.

  • Harper College event to explore why victims stay in abusive relationships Oct 7, 2014 7:32 AM
    After the release of a video showing an NFL player knocking his fiancé unconscious, many wondered how such an abusive relationship could continue. The “WhyIStayed” Twitter hashtag soon went viral, offering powerful insight into a variety of reasons from fear and low self-esteem to control and hope that an abuser can change.

  • “Girls of Atomic City” author to visit Harper College Oct 7, 2014 7:27 AM
    Oak Ridge, Tenn., consumed more electricity than New York City at the height of World War II, and yet, to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians – many young women from small towns across the South – were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of work that would end the war.

  • EIU to hold open house at Harper Professional Center Nov. 13 Oct 7, 2014 6:08 PM
    Are you interested in earning a degree with the convenience of evening, weekend, or online classes? Join us for an open house at the Harper College Professional Center Thursday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. to learn about the Eastern Illinois University Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree program.

  • Free Community Lecture: What is Patient Navigation? Oct 7, 2014 5:55 PM
    Meet the new Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital nurse navigators Susan Brady, Oncology/Nurse Navigator, and Heidi Wiltse, Women’s Health Specialist. Nurse navigators are the single point of contact for patients and their families throughout the cancer experience. Hear about helpful tips on prevention and wellness that can help improve your quality of life.

  • Quinn has helped turn things around Oct 8, 2014 1:04 PM
    A Barrington letter to the editor: I for one, cannot agree with your choice for governor, which ignores a key issue. Rauner has never held office and is now campaigning on his business record and his success.

  • Palatine Senior Center benefits from Eagle Scout project Oct 14, 2014 2:30 PM
    Palatine Mayor, Jim Schwantz, thanks local teen for his Eagle Scout project at the Palatine Senior Center

  • Holy Family Academy students get into STEM classes Oct 8, 2014 4:24 PM
    Holy Family Catholic Academy devotes a two hour block of time each week for “hands-on/minds-on” STEM learning.

  • Lakeside Legacy Foundation presents “Paranormal” Joe Diamond at the Dole Oct 6, 2014 7:59 PM
    At 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, Joe Diamond will fill the audience with shock and awe from his magic and paranormal skills in the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake. Joe Diamond is a young talented magician who has accomplished a lot in his early years of training. In only his early 20s, he has an amazing understanding of the workings of the strange and bizarre, to the point where he defies the boundaries between what we assume can and can’t be done.

  • Lakeside Legacy Foundation presents Let’s Dance Big Band on Sweetest Day, Oct. 18 Oct 6, 2014 7:48 PM
    Let's Dance Big Band is back for their second performance of the year at the Sage Gallery of Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake. The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. The 20-piece swing band was formed in 2010 with a nucleus of players from Sun City in Huntley.

  • Bethany Lutheran welcomes Lyric Opera contralto Gwendolyn Brown Oct. 12 Oct 6, 2014 5:12 PM
    Renowned opera singer Gwendolyn Brown will perform as part of the Bethany Arts Series at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake. Brown will make her debut this fall season with the Chicago Lyric Opera as Maria in Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.” Other recent operatic appearances include covering Queenie in “Showboat” with both the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Washington National Opera in 2013.

  • Chairman of Trust Company of Illinois receives ATO Lifetime Achievement Award Oct 6, 2014 4:58 PM
    Gregory W. Osko, chairman of Trust Company of Illinois in Downers Grove, was honored with the Association of Trust Organizations (ATO) Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual meeting on Sept. 29 in Las Colinas, Texas.

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