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  • Illinois weighs college financial aid for students in U.S. illegally

    SPRINGFIELD — Laura Vivaldo considers herself fortunate among her Illinois college classmates who are in the U.S. illegally and struggle to pay tuitio ...
    NEW: April 29, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • Crystal Lake's Indian Prairie Elementary School celebrates 25 years with open house

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Indian Prairie Elementary School is inviting the community to an upcoming open house event to celebrate 25 years of serving Crystal Lak ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • McHenry County middle-schoolers test knowledge in scholastic bowl (with video)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Paying attention in class during lessons about an ancient civilization paid off for Jake Hartman and his scholastic bowl team during Th ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Marian Central Catholic High School in Woodstock to get new principal

    WOODSTOCK – A Hampshire woman with 20 years of experience in education will step into one of the top administrative roles at Marian Central Catholic H ...
    April 27, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Nippersink School District 2 students to compete in Future Problem Solvers

    RICHMOND – Nine students from Nippersink School District 2 will compete in June with students from around the world in the international Future Proble ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • McHenry County schools, college admissions warn against 'senioritis'

    WOODSTOCK – Glenn Pinnau, a teacher at Marian Central Catholic High School, knows when the end of his students’ senior year is nearing. The shirts of ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Bill enabling high school-community college dual credit partnerships advances to Senate

    Legislation that would help high schools and community colleges create an opportunity for students to graduate with an associate degree passed the Ill ...
    April 25, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • On the Record With: 2015 Crystal Lake Central High School graduate managing her own business

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Rachel Tarlach might be young, but don’t question her ambition.The 2015 graduate of C ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Huntley High School Class of 2019 will be last with class ranks

    HUNTLEY – Huntley High School will shift to the Latin honor system to recognize student excellence after the Huntley Community School District 158 boa ...
    April 25, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • McHenry County College trustees backtracking on $34 million expansion plan

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After a negative response from potential donors, the McHenry County Board of Trustees is backtracking on the $34 million expansion plan ...
    April 23, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 board OKs Sage YMCA pool rental contract

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Community High School District 155 official hopes a newly approved contract for the competitive swimming pool at Sage YMCA will lay t ...
    April 22, 2016 - 3:31 pm
  • Illinois overpays McHenry County taxing bodies $1.3 million

    Several McHenry County taxing bodies were overpaid a collective $1.3 million because of a state misallocation of Personal Property Replacement Tax Fun ...
    April 21, 2016 - 12:51 am
  • Crystal Lake School District 47 4th-grader is finalist in national art contest

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A fourth-grader at Coventry Elementary School this year painted a picture of a birch tree using oil pastel and tempera paint, and by ye ...
    April 18, 2016 - 2:58 pm
  • Woodstock District 200's Verda Dierzen still accepting preschool applications

    WOODSTOCK – Space is still available in Woodstock Unit School District’s tuition-based preschool program at Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center, distr ...
    April 17, 2016 - 4:08 pm
  • McHenry County school officials wary as funding reform bill advances

    The latest bill to overhaul the way state funds are distributed to school districts cleared a legislative hurdle last week, but local school officials ...
    April 16, 2016 - 11:54 pm
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