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New principal in District 73
The Hawthorn District 73 board of education on Friday approved the contract of James Tohme as the new principal for Hawthorn School of Dual Language.
4 hrs ago
Kitchen bands play everything but the sink
More than 100 of these creative musicians gathered at the Niles Senior Center May 22 for the 10th annual kitchen band jamboree.
8 hrs ago
Shana R. Zwart, 23, 1001 Evans St., No. 10, was arrested Thursday at 4041 Veterans Drive for retail theft.
17 hrs ago
Carpentersville close to approving park's master plan
Carpentersville officials have finally received a blueprint filled with ideas on how to make Carpenter Park a better place to recreate.
Thu May 23, 2013
East Dundee helps GAT Guns get a major range expansion
A recent expansion project at GAT Guns has given the facility not only more room but some national bragging rights.
Man wanted in McHenry, Kane and Cook counties found in Milwaukee
A man wanted by the sheriff's offices in McHenry, Kane and Cook counties has been arrested, according to a news release.
You can't get there from here
A construction worker snakes an acetylene torch hose through dirt and concrete last week during bridge construction along Route 31 North of Big Timber Road in Elgin.
Wed May 22, 2013
Bike group's trail work has made C'ville preserve into natural gem
Driving past Raceway Woods here on any given day, at least a dozen cars can be spotted in the parking lot, and several mountain bikers can be found perched on bikes, ready for a ride.
Lenore Adkins Memorial Day especially important for Carpentersville boy
Army First Lt. Ronald Wolter's name appears on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington, D.C., which honors veterans killed in combat during the war.
Honeybees allowed in Carpentersville
On Tuesday night, the village board lifted a ban on the insects, which allows residents to raise them in their backyards as a hobby.
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Pence Highlights Indiana's School Choice
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence discussed Indiana's lead in the school choice movement at a conference in Washington DC this week.
Mon May 20, 2013
Individual hearings set for District 300, others in virtual charter school appeal
CARPENTERSVILLE – A state commission's recent decision to grant individual appeal hearings for all Fox Valley school districts affected by a proposed virtual charter school was in response to a misunderstanding, said the commission's chairman.
Sun May 19, 2013
Elgin event asks: "Who Is My Muslim Neighbor?"
Jacki Bakker, of Carpentersville, wanted to learn more about Islam, which is her daughter-in-law's religion and now her son's. Lyn Humbrack, a member of Elgin's First Congregational Church, has heard plenty of stereotypes about Muslims on TV but wanted to know the facts.
Fire chief's pension, sick pay outrageous
I would think every taxpayer who doesn't work for the government would be outraged over the obscene $95,640 per year pension the ex-Carpentersville fire chief who retired under a cloud of suspicion is receiving.
Thu May 16, 2013
Army Vet Honored for Actions in Iraq
Michael Griffin was awarded the Army Commendation Medal of Valor during a ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Elgin on Thursday.
Appeals filed for Fox Valley virtual charter school
CARPENTERSVILLE – The nonprofit behind a controversial proposed virtual charter school filed its final appeals in the past week to a state commission, after 18 school districts in the Fox Valley rejected the proposal.
Wed May 15, 2013
Kane gets state grant for C'ville-area Brunner preserve
The Kane County Forest Preserve District has been awarded a $400,000 grant to develop Brunner Family Forest Preserve north of Carpentersville.
Tue May 14, 2013
Injured veteran finally getting his due
Retired Army Sgt. Michael Griffin will be honored with the Army Commendation Medal of Valor Thursday, nine years after he was shot four times in Iraq and provided key information about the enemy's whereabouts while he fought for his own life.
Educators on virtual schools: Hold off a year
District 300 Superintendent Michael Bregy has traveled twice to Springfield in recent weeks to push for a one-year moratorium on establishing new virtual charter schools.
Mon May 13, 2013
Local educators among those honored in Kane annual awards
Anette Bliss said she was thrilled when she was announced as the winner of the Kane County Educator of the Year award.