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10/31/12 School report cards: Hispanic 'achievement gap'
By Melissa Silverberg - Northwest suburban Hispanic high school students are doing better on standardized tests than their downstate counterparts, but the gap between Latino students and others is too great. "If a huge portion of our population doesn't succeed, our country... FULL STORY
10/31/12 Circus elephants get in on the Halloween fun
By Melissa Silverberg - Even the circus animals got into the Halloween spirit Wednesday as Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus kicked off their month of shows in the Chicago area with its elephants celebrating the spooky holiday. Students from Uno Charter School in... FULL STORY
10/26/12 Newsapalooza event to benefit Clearbrook
By Melissa Silverberg - A Chicago-based fundraiser will benefit families in the Northwest suburbs for the first time this year, organizers said. Newsapalooza, an annual benefit concert hosted by Chicago radio personality Roe Conn, this year plans to donate funds to... FULL STORY
10/26/12 Murphy, Page differ on gambling, slots for Arlington Park
By Melissa Silverberg - With Arlington Park situated in the middle of the state's 27th Senate District, both candidates for the seat are speaking out about where they stand on expanding gambling in Illinois. Incumbent Republican Sen. Matt Murphy is now an ardent supporter... FULL STORY
10/25/12 Haunted House for a good cause in Rolling Meadows
By Melissa Silverberg - Michael Kravchuk has been preparing for this day for months. He's done his research online, put in the time and effort and he is finally ready -- for Halloween. FULL STORY
10/23/12 Gym waivers approved in Dist. 214
By Melissa Silverberg - Students in competitive marching band or ROTC at Northwest Suburban High School District 214 can be exempt from physical education classes starting next year, the school board decided on Thursday, despite vocal opposition from parents, teachers and... FULL STORY
10/20/12 D214 eliminates information processing graduation requirement
By Melissa Silverberg - Information processing, a technical computing class, will no longer be a graduation requirement at Northwest Suburban High School District 214, the board decided in a move several teachers and the union leadership opposed. "Our students are not... FULL STORY
10/19/12 Group wants insurance 'safety net' for student athletes
By Melissa Silverberg - A group of local advocates on Thursday asked Northwest Suburban High School District 214 to consider a paid insurance policy that would cover student athletes in the case of catastrophic accidents. The request comes 13 years after Rolling Meadows... FULL STORY
10/19/12 Suburban students defy homecoming stereotypes
By Melissa Silverberg - When Casey Scott was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at age 5, his parents knew his life would hold a lot of challenges. But one day this fall, his peers rallied around him, crowning him homecoming king at Lake Zurich High School. Casey, 18, is... FULL STORY
10/16/12 Arlington Heights capital plan includes new police station
By Melissa Silverberg - A $40 million new police station for Arlington Heights was part of a five-year capital improvement plan that was unanimously approved by the village board on Monday. With other bonds maturing, the village could afford the new facility through bonds... FULL STORY
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