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Local State Farm Agent Teams With SASED To Promote Development for Special Needs

Greg Clemens, State Farm Agent in Westmont has been nominated and recognized as an exemplary employer of individuals who face various obstacles in achieving and … Read more ›

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Rotary Club of Woodridge 2012 Service Above Self Scholarships

The Woodridge Rotary Club is seeking applicants for its "Service Above Self" Scholarships. The $2,000 award recognizes exceptional community service performed by graduating high school … 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 ›

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SnowCare for Troops Seeks Volunteers and Military Families

With several more weeks of winter on the horizon, volunteers and military families are urged to sign up for Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops, a … 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 ›

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Woodridge Area Chamber of Commerce Offers Scholarships

Each year the Woodridge Area Chamber of Commerce awards scholarships to students who are interested in furthering their education. A number of scholarships are offered … Read more ›

District 99 votes to end pension-spiking raises next year

The Downers Grove-based Community High School District 99 board unanimously voted this week to end the practice of pension-spiking raises for district employees after next … Read more ›

G-8, NATO protests may impinge on prom night

The summits for the Group of Eight and North Atlantic Treaty Organization are more than five months from arriving in Chicago, but their impact already … Read more ›

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Will County reminds residents of change in Illinois electronics recycling laws effective Jan. 1, 2012

The Will County Land Use Department wants to remind all residents that effective Jan. 1, 2012, a number of personal electronic items will not be … Read more ›

D99 school board to consider pension-spiking benefit

Pension-spiking raises for Downers Grove-based High School District 99  employees who are approaching retirement are expected to be debated this month despite state pension-reform efforts … Read more ›