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  • McHenry County low-income student population increasing

    Between the 2004-05 and 2013-14 school years, the number of students on free and reduced-price lunch plans in Illinois increased from 40 percent to 50 ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Crystal Lake School District 47 approves parking agreement with neighboring church

    CRYSTAL LAKE – For years, parking at Hannah Beardsley Middle School has spilled over into the lots of the neighboring church.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Cary District 26 keeps A2 credit rating as Moody's drops negative outlook

    CARY – Cost-cutting moves made in recent years by Cary District 26 have resulted in the removal of a negative outlook on the district's credit rating, ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Cary School District 26 to offer full-day kindergarten to all students

    CARY – Starting next school year, full-day kindergarten will be available to all District 26 students after a staffing plan was approved Monday by the ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Cary man featured in University of Phoenix scholarship ad campaign (with video)

    CARY – Curtis Sampson, 36, was a first-generation college student who didn’t stop with an undergraduate degree, and now his experience could affect fu ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Students provide affordable massages

    Is a massage a luxury for the pampered?   Or is it a necessary therapeutic treatment with lasting heath benefits?   It can be both, as some say a ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:08 am
  • Cary School District 26 looking to expand full-day kindergarten, ELL program

    CARY – District 26 is looking to expand its full-day kindergarten so it would be available to all students, according to a proposed staffing plan.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Studying, not cramming, aids in succeeds

    By Gina Kraman The big day is coming. You've taken classes, taken notes, now its time to take the te ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Crystal Lake District 47 elementary schools recognized for nutrition efforts

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The meals offered at District 47’s elementary schools now are more nutritious, and students are learning more about nutrition and spend ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Algonquin School District 300 names Dundee-Crown High School principal

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A high school principal from Rockford will oversee Dundee-Crown High School next school year, School District 300 Superintendent Fre ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Today’s community colleges are taking noncredit offerings to a whole new level.

    “Drones: Intro to UAS-Unmanned Aerial Systems” is just one of the new community education courses being offered at McHenry County College this spring. ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • McHenry County Sheriff's Office to give $500 scholarship for higher education

    One McHenry County resident planning to pursue higher education next school year could receive some help from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • McHenry County College nontraditional students balance out younger crowd

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The sight of older students is a common one at community colleges, and McHenry County College is no exception.
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 3:48 pm
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