| Mar 4, 2015
| 3:51 PM
Elgin District U46 schools need to hire a more ethnically diverse group of employees and give teachers some flexibility in teaching common districtwide curriculum, according a draft of a plan that would guide schools into the future.
"There is a...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 8:43 PM
Huntley needed to look no further than last Thursday's comeback win over Rockford Boylan in the Class 4A Rockford Guilford Sectional finals to know that the Red Raiders could overcome a late deficit.
They erased a seven-point deficit en route to the win...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 2:20 PM
Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a 2015-16 state budget that trimmed funding for state universities.
The reaction of university bigwigs?
Jack up tuition and protect the bureaucracy at all costs. And I mean at all costs.
Look no further than the...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:35 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner drew big applause three weeks ago when he rolled out his vision of making the University of Illinois the best college in the country, but those cheers turned to jeers the other day when he proposed cutting public university spending by...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 4:23 PM
An Illinois State University student from Crystal Lake died Tuesday morning in a central Illinois hospital after being struck by a car Saturday, authorities in Normal said.
Benjamin Allison, 20, a Crystal Lake South High School graduate and an ISU...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 3:56 PM
An Illinois State University student from Crystal Lake is on life support in a downstate hospital after he was struck by a car, according to family friends.
Benjamin Allison, 20, a Crystal Lake South High School graduate and an ISU sophomore, has not...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 2:22 PM
Pleasantdale Elementary District 107 has a new leader.
Dave Palzet, who has been an administrator in Wilmette District 39 for the past three years, has been chosen as the next superintendent. Pleasantdale School Board members Feb. 18 unanimously...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 5:37 PM
Funeral arrangements have been made for Benjamin Allison, the Illinois State University student from Crystal Lake who was killed in what police said was a hit-and-run accident near the campus in central Illinois.
The memorial service will cap a week...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 5:50 PM
Erin Birt had just voted for one of the biggest severance packages for a public employee in Illinois history, but she couldn't — or wouldn't — explain it.
The chairwoman of the College of DuPage board of trustees, Birt repeatedly declined to...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 5:17 PM
While walking her dog in a park near O'Hare International Airport years ago, Rhonda Burke noticed a group of girls lying on their stomachs in the grass, their heads turned sideways and their bodies still.
"She stood there for a few moments, watching and...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 11:33 AM
Trustees at the College of DuPage moved last week to catapult President Robert Breuder a few years before his contract expires. But don't feel bad for him. He will float pleasantly to Earth with a golden parachute worth more than $750,000 in severance....