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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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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 ›

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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Woodstock Public Library/LinkedIn 101

LinkedIn 101/Computer ClassAge Group(s): AdultDate: 2/22/2012Start Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Library Computer Training Room Description: LinkedIn is a powerful social media tool for … Read more ›

Mike Press Phoro
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"A History of Chicago's O'Hare Airport" – Book Release

“A History of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport” – BOOK RELEASE The name Michael Branigan is now synonymous with Chicago history. At first glance, you may think … 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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Two $1,000 Scholarships offered by Friends of Volo Bog

The Friends of Volo Bog is offering an Entering College scholarship and a Continuing College scholarship, for $1,000 each, to outstanding students interested in pursuing … Read more ›

Amy Simatos, Area 1 Governor and Linda Eeningenburg, Northwest Division Governor
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New Woodstock Toastmasters Club

New Toastmasters Club in Woodstock: Are you looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills? Ignite your career? Win that job interview? You’ve come to … Read more ›

left to right: Tammie Souza, Tom Skilling, Mary Moltmann, and Andy Avalos.
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Mary Moltmann attends COCORAHS Meeting at National Weather Service Office.

Mary Moltmann, McHenry County Coordinator for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, attended the annual CoCoRaHS meeting at the National Weather Service Office … Read more ›

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Woodstock Church to Screen Film on Controversial Border Fence

The film "The 800 Mile Wall" will be shown on Friday November 11, 2011, at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Woodstock, 221 … Read more ›