| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:35 PM
About 200 people attended a special school board meeting Monday night at which about 40 people addressed school officials with concerns about the potential opening of a charter school later this year, with many of them fearing the school would focus on...
| Mar 28, 2014
Almost as soon as Yolander Lasane and her children moved into their Orlando home, neighbors knew something was terribly wrong.
But the situation really deteriorated in the past year or so after Lasane lost her job and the 400-pound woman began...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:02 AM
A bill that expands Florida's Tax-Credit Scholarship program -- which provides kids from low-income families scholarship vouchers they use to attend private school -- likely will get a vote today in the Florida Senate. A collection of advocacy groups,...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Occupation: Stay-at-home mom and small business owner
Education: BA in Communication, currently enrolled in a masters in business administration and technology program
Previous elected office/community involvement: 12 years of...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Removing chocolate milk from school cafeterias has been promoted over the last few years as a way to reduce the sugar kids consume and decried as a sure way to keep kids from getting the nutrients in milk.
Both might be the case, researchers at...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Families in Community Consolidated District 15 have been able to turn to a donation-stocked coat closet if they need winter gear, but starting in the fall, all kinds of clothing will be available for free.
The new Community Closet at Gray M. Sanborn...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:53 PM
A flag ceremony at R.D. White Elementary was anything but ordinary as former principal Suzanne Risse was surprised by an unveiling of a statue in her name. The piece depicts a girl lying on her stomach reading a book.
Resting on a cement block that also...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:37 AM
While plans are in the works to reduce the number of portable classrooms at School District 41 elementary schools in Glen Ellyn, at least one board member continues to worry that a future referendum measure on adding space will be tougher to sell after...
| Mar 9, 2014
Edna Pardo worked tirelessly to improve her community, focusing much of her effort on the inequities of Illinois school finance in her longtime role as a leader of the League of Women Voters of Chicago.
"Edna was a very optimistic lady, and she really...
| May 17, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Burbank residents may be in for another round of utility-rate increases in July, as officials have proposed modest hikes during preliminary budget discussions.
Water rates will likely jump 4.75%, an increase that officials say is driven by hikes in...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:19 PM
May is “thank your local teacher” month: Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5 through 9), National Teacher Day (May 6) and California’s Day of the Teacher (May 14).
While it is nice to have one’s vocation be singled out, it would be...