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Charter school proposal gets the thumbs down from Joliet school board

Plans to open a charter school to serve Joliet’s middle and high school students has gotten a thumbs down by Joliet Elementary School District 86 … Read more ›

Some 60 Valley View teachers, support staff could be laid off next year

Valley View District 365U officials agreed to a procedural measure that will inform 500 teachers and support staff that they may lose their jobs. But Sharon … Read more ›

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Northern Illinois University brings Financial Cents to Naperville

Student-run Financial Cents to provide Money Smart Week financial literacy program at NIU-Naperville April 26 DEKALB — Northern Illinois University-Naperville will host the NIU Financial … Read more ›

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Growing Great Leaders through Global Youth Service Day

Joliet, IL, April, 2012 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.” For today’s youth, understanding service … Read more ›

Jeff Nightingale is the new principal at Prairie School. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

A real steal: D135 board likes qualities of new Prairie School principal

Jeff Nightingale found that it was tough finding a job in the Chicago area dealing with tough kids. So the Stockbridge, Mich., native changed his … Read more ›

Area high school students visited six universities this week as part of the Greater Joliet Area YMCA's Teen Achievers program.
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Central City YMCA’s Teen Achievers Program Embarks on Spring College Tour

Nearly 30 high school students in the Central City YMCA’s Teen Achievers program are having the experience of a lifetime this week as they visit … Read more ›

Northwestern College President Lawrence Schumacher is proud of the 10 Year Accreditation granted to Northwestern College this week by the Higher Learning Commission, the highest accreditation term available. This year the College will be celebrating its 110th Anniversary.
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Northwestern College Granted 10 Year Accreditation!

[ROSEMONT, IL] – Northwestern College, the second oldest private, two-year college in Illinois, announced today that the Higher Learning Commission has granted continuation of its … Read more ›

Rockdale Student tellers (L to R) Stephanie Torres, Nathan Stadler, Ulises Correno, Robby Pierce, Nick Wyke and Jonathan Ortiz are ready for their first day on the job.
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NuMark CU’s Bank at School Program Prepares Rockdale Students for the Future

Joliet, IL, March, 2012 –Rockdale students are learning real-life skills on account of NuMark Credit Union’s unique Bank at School program. Led by student tellers, … 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 ›

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Making a Case for Bradley

By Nancy Ridgeway Elizabeth Siegel ’10 says her Bradley education as a music and English major prepared her well for the next step in her … Read more ›