News | Biden, GOP reach tentative deal to raise debt ceiling, avoid calamitous US default
President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached an "agreement in principle" late Saturday as they raced to strike a deal to limit federal spending and resolve the looming debt crisis ahead of a June 5 deadline, the House speaker said.
Columns | How would legislation requiring full-day kindergarten affect suburban schools?If Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs a bill requiring full-day kindergarten in all elementary and unit school districts in four years, at least nine suburban districts would be affected. That's according to a Daily Herald analysis of 80 suburban school district kindergarten offerings in five counties.
News | A Marengo man has spent decades rebuilding a B-17 bomber in his barnAs a young man Mike Kellner of Marengo dreamed of flying a B-17 bomber. When no one would let him, he bought a scrapped plane in a junkyard in Maine in 1984. He's been putting it back together ever since.
Education | As ChatGPT continues to evolve, educators are figuring out its place in the classroomOnly months old, ChatGPT has stirred debate as educators try to figure out where this new tool fits in their classrooms, if at all. Across the suburbs, reactions have been mixed, but many view the AI-powered chatbot as a powerful companion in the classroom.
Special Report | Arlington Heights approves first Bears demolition permit for Arlington ParkArlington Heights officials approved a building permit Friday for the first phase of demolition at the Bears' Arlington Park property.
Lake County | As ticks expand throughout the state, experts say prevention remains keyAs evidence grows that tick species in Illinois are expanding in range, researchers and health departments have buffed up surveillance of the arachnid -- but they say awareness and prevention remain our best defense against it.
Kane County | Man killed by Kane Co. deputies had just been charged with robbery, fleeing police in 2 other casesAuthorities have released the identity of the man shot Wednesday by Kane County deputies. Court records indicate he had been charged with several felonies earlier in the week, including fleeing and eluding.
Business | BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse coming to SchaumburgSchaumburg officials have given the go-ahead for the 30,000-square-foot former Saks Off Fifth store in the Woodfield Village Green shopping center to be demolished to make way for a 7,662-square-foot BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse outlot building and its own parking needs.
Crime | Former St. Viator students testify in trial of onetime guidance counselorFormer St. Viator High School students testified Friday that onetime guidance counselor Joseph Majkowski sent them inappropriate text messages when they were sophomores at the Arlington Heights school during the first day of Majkowski's trial in Rolling Meadows.
Business | BizWeek: Many travelers over holiday weekend; mall redevelopment to begin next stageThe Week in Business: The roads should be busy Memorial Day weekend; Hawthorn mall redevelopment begins next stage
Entertainment | Make a splash at 9 suburban water parks this summerTime to grab a swimsuit, beach towels and most importantly sunscreen as suburban water parks are reopening Memorial Day weekend. Here are nine options for where to cool off this summer.
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