Feb 2, 2014
Fox Valley districts prepare to try new common assessment exam
At West Aurora's McCleery Elementary, 58 third-graders are preparing to field test a new standardized assessment in math this spring.
Schools, Metra and senior service agencies brace for arctic blast
Area school districts joined senior service and commuter rail agencies in taking precautions for brutally cold weather predicted for Monday and Tuesday, with temperatures forecast to drop to minus 22 on Monday and daytime highs to remain below zero for the following day.
These Burlington students STARS for shelter, seniors and food pantry
Thirteen sixth- and seventh-grade students from Prairie Knolls Middle School in Elgin traveled with teachers Zandra McGuire and Kim Smeets last week to help out at Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin.
School closings announced, along with some road closings
As more snow and colder temperatures moved into the Fox Valley on Sunday, school officials began announcing closings for Monday.
Melanie Hatch, 24, opened an eternal gift on Christmas day after valiantly fighting her cancer with an amazing strength and unmatched dignity since she was only 5 months old.