| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Students and teachers in Downers Grove elementary schools have reported to the school district that they are happy using iPads in class and that the devices have had a positive impact on learning.
Downers Grove School District 58 officials surveyed...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:09 AM
The Downers Grove public high school district is planning to hike taxes and boost spending for transportation and technology in the upcoming school year, according to budget documents.
The Community High School District 99 school board approved the...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Community High School District 99's new budget, approved Monday night, compensates for a loss of state aid with higher taxes and absorbs a big charge for a last-minute decision to change bus companies.
Spending is projected at $82.6 million for the...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:46 PM
A preliminary budget for Downers Grove's public elementary schools shows expenses outpacing revenue, as it has in recent years.
The Downers Grove District 58 school board unanimously approved a $64.1 million tentative budget for the 2014-2015 school...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Conservation efforts at Downers Grove Community High School District 99 facilities have saved millions of dollars over the years, according to a report presented to school board members.
The district has saved more than $5.4 million in energy costs...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:05 PM
After investing several years and millions of dollars to upgrade school buildings, Downers Grove elementary school officials are turning their attention to their administrative buildings.
Grade School District 58 leaders recently reviewed preliminary...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Parents from Hillcrest Elementary School have complained that their children were placed in classrooms with too many students this year.
Several parents told Grade School District 58 board members this week that they think Hillcrest's two first-grade...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Matt Pundmann had a word to describe school bus service in Downers Grove so far this year: inconsistent.
"Sometimes they don't show up and every day there's a different driver," Pundmann recently told Grade School District 58 officials. "It's a security...
| Aug 19, 2014
On Varun Medhal's phone is a picture of 750 pounds of groceries — everything from pies to ground meat — packed tightly into a car.
All of it was taken to Mary's Mission, a homeless shelter in south Waukegan, last Thanksgiving, he explains....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 8:02 PM
The ruins of Barat College in Lake Forest were hushed one day recently, save for the distant whine of a lawn mower and the brittle tapping sound of men stacking bricks by hand.
Built in 1904, the historic building known as Old Main is now reduced to...
| Sep 17, 2014
In response to an increase in serious food allergies among students, Deerfield Public Schools District 109 is strengthening procedures to prevent and respond to allergic reactions, officials said recently.
Over the summer, a school committee...