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McHenry County Board taps new regional superintendent of schools

The position of regional superintendent of schools has been filled after a nearly yearlong search that started with two resignations and included a candidate withdrawing … Read more ›

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Northern Illinois University brings Financial Cents to Hoffman Estates

Student-run Financial Cents to provide Money Smart Week financial literacy program at NIU-Hoffman Estates April 25 DEKALB — Northern Illinois University-Hoffman Estates will host the … Read more ›

JayVon Malik warms up his voice in Bryan Kuntsman’s Choir class.  He practices the piano on his free time at home.JayVon Malik warms up his voice in Bryan Kuntsman’s Choir class.  He practices the piano on his free time at home. Photo by Murphy Garcia.
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Kaneland sophomore seeking fame on iTunes

By Jaemee Cordero and Murphy GarciaKaneland Krier reporters Sophomore JayVon Malik is called up next to perform. He steps out on the stage, hundreds of … Read more ›

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Bobblehead Dad: Keeping Our Teens Safe Over Spring Break

Want a sobering statistic? One-third of all alcohol-related teen deaths and injuries will take place in the months of April, May, June. You know, those … Read more ›

Speaker, Author, Coach April M. Williams
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Effective Time Management: Getting the Most from Every Day

Do you find your days sometimes slip by before you know it? And your to-do list remains undone? Learn how to be productive instead of … Read more ›

Welding students at Elgin Community College are included in a new program that offers a one-year certificat,e as well as ESL and GED support. (Photo provided by Elgin Community College)

ECC program offers faster option for some

Noe Velazquez wants a better life for himself and his fiance, but he can’t afford to waste any time. That’s why a new program at … Read more ›

Gov. Pat Quinn talks technology in schools Tuesday at Piper Elementary School in Berwyn. (Antonio Perez / February 28, 2012)

Quinn says sales tax windfall could pay for schools

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn suggested Tuesday that better-than-expected sales-tax collections could be used to plug a hole in state school funding this year. The budget … Read more ›

Family History Library in Salt Lake City Utah
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Algonquin Area Public Library Expands Genealogy Resources Family Search Affiliate Status Acquired

The Algonquin Area Public Library announced today it is the newest Family Search affiliate library. The new designation means library patrons and the public will … Read more ›

Immanuel Patriot's Pen Award Winners Pose with Principal Ken Becker
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Immanuel Dundee Students Win VFW Patriot's Pen Awards

East Dundee- Students in Immanuel Lutheran School’s 7th and 8th grades were happily surprised with a visit by Deloris Doederlein on behalf of the local … Read more ›

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is proposing changes in the funding of the state's community colleges to reward higher graduation rates. (Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune / September 17, 2011)

Simon assails community college graduation rate

Almost a million students enroll in Illinois community colleges each year, seeking a more affordable and accessible alternative to traditional four-year universities, to try to … Read more ›