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  • Prospect High excited about pool plans Aug 23, 2014 7:38 AM
    Prospect High School students could be diving into a pool of their own within a few years, under a proposed capital projects plan for Northwest Suburban High School District 214.

  • Deals only a click away for back-to-school season Aug 23, 2014 7:41 AM
    It’s mid-August, and parents are scrambling to outfit their kids with backpacks, gadgets and jeans as the clock winds down toward the first day of school. But don’t fret. This season, stores are offering new services and apps to cater to time-starved, smartphone-savvy parents to help them save time and money during the annual shopping ritual.

  • College of DuPage votes to cut tuition next spring Aug 22, 2014 3:19 PM
    College of DuPage trustees have voted to cut tuition by $4 per credit hour beginning with the spring 2015 semester — just months after approving a $4 increase that’s taking effect this fall. The tuition cuts will apply to both in-district and out-of-district students. Starting next spring, tuition for in-district students will drop from $144 per credit hour back to the $140 they were paying before the board approved the increase.

  • Archdiocese cautions schools on ice bucket challenge Aug 22, 2014 5:43 PM
    The Archdiocese of Chicago is telling principals of its schools that if they take part in the ice bucket challenge to raise funds to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease to ask the ALS Association to direct the money to nonembryonic cell research.

  • College of DuPage board: Trustee embarrassed members Aug 22, 2014 5:29 AM
    The College of DuPage board voted Thursday to censure Vice Chairman Kathy Hamilton for “inappropriate conduct.” The resolution censuring Hamilton says she publicly embarrassed board members and college administrators and that she voices her disagreements “by making erroneous statements reflecting negatively against her fellow board members and the administration in an inflammatory, insulting, discourteous and defamatory manner.”

  • New iPads, playground greet Oak Grove students Aug 22, 2014 1:54 PM
    The first day of classes Friday at Oak Grove Elementary School was particularly exciting as students were greeted by a new playground and iPads.

  • New pool, turf field among ideas for Dist. 214 surplus Aug 22, 2014 5:30 AM
    A new swimming pool, an artificial turf football field, a music wing and new security measures are just some of the projects Northwest Suburban High School District 214 may be spending $45 million of excess funds on over the next three years. The recommendations of the Capital Projects Feasibility Task Force were presented to the school board on Thursday night and included major facility upgrades to all of the district’s six high schools.

  • U-46 parent summit offers tools to better engage in child’s education Aug 21, 2014 8:01 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 will host a Parent Summit from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Larkin High School to educate parents of elementary school students about how to engage and participate in their child’s education.

  • 10th Dems internship: Aug 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats grassroots political organization is accepting applications for its Fall 2014 Internship Program.

  • First day of classes in Antioch District 34 features visit from new superintendent Aug 21, 2014 12:55 PM
    New Antioch Elementary District 34 Superintendent Jay Marino visited Hillcrest Elementary in Antioch as part of his tour of district schools on the first day of classes Thursday.

  • 10th Dems internship: Aug 21, 2014 4:20 PM
    The Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats grass-roots political organization is accepting applications for its Fall 2014 Internship Program.

  • Anti-bullying campaign gets big boost from senator, former Bear Aug 21, 2014 11:29 PM
    Former Chicago Bears lineman James "Big Cat" Williams joined U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Thursday in Libertyville to film a public service announcement for an anti-bullying campaign. The 6-foot, 8-inch Williams said he, too, was bullied as a youth. "I wasn't always this size," he said.

  • Harper, ECC hold tours of joint Education and Work Center Aug 21, 2014 4:37 PM
    The long-awaited Education and Work Center officially opened in Hanover Park Thursday. State lawmakers and village officials turned out for a ceremony and tours of the renovated space housing the center in a shopping center on Barrington Road. Both Harper College and Elgin Community College will operate the facility for at least the next three years.

  • St. Charles superintendent visits schools, students on Day 1 Aug 20, 2014 6:06 PM
    The first day of school in St. Charles Unit District 303 through the eyes of Superintendent Don Schlomann as he tries to get to as many of the district's 17 schools as possible.

  • Constable: National Guard recruiting, roles evolving Aug 20, 2014 4:42 PM
    Surburban students heading off to college get a pitch from the National Guard, telling teens how they can "graduate from college with a degree, not debt." With the Guard having served in Afghanistan and Iraq, and now trying to keep the peace in Missouri, how is recruiting going?

  • Geneva teachers hit 25-year mark Aug 20, 2014 5:20 PM
    Wednesday was the first day of school in Geneva District 304, and two teachers at the high school were celebrating 25 years in the classroom.

  • New principal greets Vernon Hills High School students Aug 20, 2014 4:20 PM
    Students arrived for the first day of classes at Vernon Hills High School on Wednesday — and so did new principal Jon Guillaume. “To have 1,330 kids fill our halls feels good and right,” he said.

  • New year begins to ‘Celebrate 203’ Aug 20, 2014 5:17 PM
    A new front entrance for one school, a renovated science lab for another and students ramping up toward all-day kindergarten at seven more schools marked the first day of class Wednesday in Naperville Unit District 203. District officials said they are beginning the year with a “Celebrate 203” theme to recognize developments including the availability of all-day kindergarten at all elementary schools, a new English and language arts curriculum and a new online learning consortium with neighboring Indian Prairie Unit District 304 and Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200.

  • School supplies drives ease back-to-school costs for needy families Aug 20, 2014 2:07 PM
    School supply drives at College of Lake County and Elgin Community College are among the many events and efforts across the suburbs aimed at easing some of the rising back-to-school costs for low-income families.

  • U of I can expect presidential pay to rise Aug 20, 2014 6:18 PM
    An employee of the firm helping the University of Illinois search for a new president says the school should expect to pay a salary in line with its status as a top university.

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