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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 ›

ADHD Educational Series
From the community

ADHD Group Pays Attention

The stereotype of people with Attention Deficit Disorder is distracted and disorganized. However, the Naperville adult support group celebrated their 10th anniversary as an organized … Read more ›

From the community

HERO HELPS announces speakers for Community Forum

Leading researcher, physician, psychologist, and local judicial experts to lead educational sessions during Community Forum April 13 HERO HELPS is a daylong community forum scheduled … Read more ›

Photo Credit: Simon Howden
From the community

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 ›

Playing Cowboy Bingo at Dad's Day
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Events at Zion Preschool

Zion Preschool, on the corner of 111th and Book Road, hosted its annual Dad's Day on Saturday, March 3rd. The event had a western theme … Read more ›

Adult CNA Classes
From the community

Nursing Assistant Training Program

Wilco Area Career Center in Romeoville is offering a CNA training course for adults this summer! Although Wilco is a public high school, we get … Read more ›

Valley View District approves new summer school program

A new summer program for Valley View District 365U elementary students will focus on reading comprehension, writing, math and other subjects, according to school board … 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 ›

District 202 approves cutting equivalent of 64 full-time positions

Plainfield schools will start out the school year in August with fewer employees. Faced with a projected deficit of $3.2 million in the 2012-13 school … Read more › 1 comment