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  • Endorsements: Blockinger, Pos and Schroetter for Gurnee Dist. 56 school board Mar 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses James Blockinger, Mark Pos and Lynn Schroetter for the Gurnee Elementary District 56 Board of Education.

  • The Soapbox Feb 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors have much to say about service, tributes and one suburban sheriff's silence.

  • Lynn Schroetter, running for Gurnee District 56 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Lynn Schroetter: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Lynn Schroetter, running for Gurnee District 56 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • James Blockinger: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for James Blockinger, running for Gurnee District 56 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Mark Pos, running for Gurnee District 56 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Mark Pos: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Mark Pos, running for Gurnee District 56 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Odie Pahl: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Odie Pahl, running for Gurnee District 56 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • D56 Black History program: Feb 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Gurnee Elementary District 56 hosts its second annual Black History Month Program on Thursday, Feb. 21 starting at 6:15 p.m. The program will be at Prairie Trail School, 13600 W. Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth.

  • John Hutton

    Focus on school safety at Gurnee districts 56 and 50 Feb 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Safety and security are at the forefront at two Gurnee school districts this week. Nationally known school security expert Kenneth Trump was scheduled to examine buildings at Woodland Elementary District 50 on Monday and Tuesday. Trump will do a security audit at Gurnee Elementary District 56 on Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Gurnee race helps good causes: Dec 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    Gurnee police have announced the local charitable organizations receiving donations from an annual Thanksgiving Day run.

  • More and more suburban students are taking home tablets such as this one.

    Editorial: Plan wisely for tablet use in schoolsDec 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    The tablet revolution in education will be a cost-effective way to boost learning only if schools have a plan that includes training, communication and evaluation, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  •  Inventions like time and the various ways to measure it all came about when people needed to do something at a particular time.

    Keeping track of time started 4,000 years ago Nov 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    "Who decided to have a 12-hour clock? How did they choose 12?,"asked a student in Karen Bromley's third grade class at Prairie Trail School in Gurnee.

  •  Gurnee Elementary District 56īs new Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth remains on target for a January debut.

    Gurnee Elementary District 56 preparing for debut of Wadsworth school Nov 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    Gurnee Elementary District 56's new school in Wadsworth remains on target for a January debut, but the effort won't be as simple as opening the doors to students and teachers. Superintendent John Hutton says the creation of new bus routes and other logistics are part of the equation before Prairie Trail School opens off Wadsworth Road.

  • John Hutton

    iPads for all students in Gurnee District 56 Nov 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    Gurnee Elementary District 56 plans to start distributing personal tablet computers to all students next month, and Superintendent John Hutton says being among the trailblazers with such an initiative has risks. "Being a trailblazer, we do not have the benefit of learning from the mistakes of others," Hutton said. "We have done our homework and have looked at this hypothetically from every angle possible."

  • Workers at Kokomo Opalescent Glass create pendant lights by heating and shaping the molten glass mixture.

    Extremely high heat needed to turn sand into glass Nov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Students in Mrs. Diaz's fourth-grade class at Prairie Trails School in Gurnee asked, "Why does sand turn into glass if heated enough?" Sand, when hot enough to make glass, must be heated in excess of 3,200 degrees Fahrenheit. Tom Giles, vice president of Kokomo Opalescent Glass in Indiana explains the process.

  •  Family and friends of Kendrick Augillard of Zion await the outcome of a standoff with police Friday. Police say Augillard barricaded himself in a home on Raven Court in Gurnee after he broke in and shot at people inside. No people were injured.

    Zion man charged after Gurnee standoff Oct 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    A Zion man broke into a Gurnee home early Friday morning and opened fire on the people inside, then held police at bay for several hours before surrendering, authorities said. Kendrick Augillard, 34, of the 4200 block of Barberry Lane, taken into custody more than three hours after he stormed into a home in the 4400 block of Raven Court and used a handgun to shoot at three people, Gurnee Police Chief Kevin Woodside said.

  • A Paul Bunyan figure stands over Lambs Farm near Libertyville.

    The story behind folk tales, fairy tales, legends, myths and fables Sep 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    Students in Elise Diaz's fifth grade class at O'Plaine School in Gurnee asked, "What is the difference between a folk tale, fairy tale, legend, myth, and a fable?" “Myths often have superhuman or divine characters. Although every culture has its own myths, some of the best known come from ancient Greece,” said Nathan Breen, professor of English at the College of Lake County.

  • John Hutton

    Gurnee District 56 leaves flood-prone building for new headquarters Aug 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Gurnee Elementary District 56's administrative operations have moved from a flood-prone building to a new structure. Superintendent John Hutton said District 56 started using the building on Gurnee's east side this week. The 6,500-square-foot structure is adjacent to Spaulding School.

  • Susie Kuruvilla

    Gurnee Park District expects to own Gurnee Grade School land near Des Plaines River Jul 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    Gurnee Park District board members may approve a deal that would lead to ownership of five acres near the Des Plaines River after a school is demolished on the site next year. Board members, at a meeting Tuesday evening, will consider approving the expenditure of about $37,500 as the park district's share in a three-way deal to acquire and develop the parcel where flood-prone Gurnee Grade School has stood for 58 years.

  • John Hutton

    Gurnee-area schools trying to eliminate need for student taxi rides Jul 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    Three school districts serving the Gurnee area intend to replace or supplement the current use of private taxis for students who require special-needs transportation. "It is very difficult to ensure that the taxi companies have valid insurance, conduct criminal background checks and do sexual predator checks," Gurnee Elementary District 56 Superintendent John Hutton said.

  • District 56 may receive $3.2 million grant for demolition of Gurnee Grade SchoolJun 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission is expected to receive a $3.2 million IKE Property Buyouts Grant to help pay for the demolition of flood-prone Gurnee Grade School.

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