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What will it cost to attend Illinois' top 15 colleges this year?

What will it cost to attend Illinois' top 15 colleges this year?

Based on Forbes' rankings for 2014 top colleges, here’s what incoming freshmen– or their parents –will pay.
D228 Staff Receives Heartfelt Thank-You from TWC

D228 Staff Receives Heartfelt Thank-You from TWC

D228 Staff collect items for Together We Cope
It's party time all the time in these exciting Illinois college towns

It's party time all the time in these exciting Illinois college towns

Need to spice up your life in Illinois? Check out the 10 most exciting places in the state, as ranked by Movoto Real Estate.
Do you live in one of the best small cities in Illinois?

Do you live in one of the best small cities in Illinois?

Many of the nationally recognized best small cities in Illinois are suburbs of Chicago. Are you from one of them?
Which Illinois colleges had the biggest tuition increase for this school year?

Which Illinois colleges had the biggest tuition increase for this school year?

Some Illinois colleges saw their tuition increase by more than 10 percent from 2013-14 to 2014-15. Do your kids go to those schools?
Does Illinois have a surplus of qualified teachers?

Does Illinois have a surplus of qualified teachers?

Some education fields are not lacking for qualified teachers in Illinois, even if unqualified teachers are filling those roles.
L-W District 210 Cuts Back on Hours for Public Use of Pools

L-W District 210 Cuts Back on Hours for Public Use of Pools

Reducing the hours saves the district more than $2,000 each month, officials said.
School District 146 Adds Honoree To Wall of Fame

School District 146 Adds Honoree To Wall of Fame

A retired Kruse Education Center teacher has earned a spot in district history.
Which Illinois colleges are among the most affordable in the country?

Which Illinois colleges are among the most affordable in the country?

Money magazine ranked the 25 most affordable colleges and four Illinois schools made the top 25.
L-W East Marching Griffins Spend Summer Learning New Music, Moves

L-W East Marching Griffins Spend Summer Learning New Music, Moves

The band has played at parades, concerts and competitions in preparation for the upcoming school year.
Did you attend one of the 15 best colleges in Illinois?

Did you attend one of the 15 best colleges in Illinois?

Four Illinois schools made the top 75, and the fourth school might surprise you.
Summit Hill District 161 Welcomes New Administrators

Summit Hill District 161 Welcomes New Administrators

Some new faces, and some shifts of current staff into new roles.
Lincoln-Way Music Boosters to Sell SIAM Discount books

Lincoln-Way Music Boosters to Sell SIAM Discount books

The sale is a fundraiser for 500 music students from across the district.
School District 146 Receives Early Learning Recognition from Illinois State Board

School District 146 Receives Early Learning Recognition from Illinois State Board

School District 146 and Principal Ron Gonser were recently recognized by ISBE for their leadership in early learning education.
Former D146 Student To Attend Prestigious Eastman School of Music

Former D146 Student To Attend Prestigious Eastman School of Music

D146 alum, Tanner Jackson, will be pursuing his music education at Eastman School fo Music beginning this fall.
D146 Alumni Builds Memorial to Fallen Orland Park Hero

D146 Alumni Builds Memorial to Fallen Orland Park Hero

School District 146 alum Tim Klotz, a 2014 Central Middle School graduate, hosted a dedication ceremony unveiling the memorial he had built.
Grissom Community Runs in Memory of Beloved PE Teacher

Grissom Community Runs in Memory of Beloved PE Teacher

Grissom P.E. teacher Bob Heenan died this week, and his students gathered to pay tribute.
District 210 Former Superintendent Rakes in Highest Pension in State

District 210 Former Superintendent Rakes in Highest Pension in State

Among Illinois' highest pensions, are former public school district superintendents. And topping them all is former D210's own Larry Wyllie, reports Reboot Illinois.
Student Fights Change to Oak Forest High School's Alumni Display

Student Fights Change to Oak Forest High School's Alumni Display

One Oak Forest High School student is outraged at the school's plan to update the display of accomplished alumni, from physical photos to a digital catalog. Do you agree?
Lincoln-Way West Poms to Teach Dance to Area Youngsters

Lincoln-Way West Poms to Teach Dance to Area Youngsters

The camp will be held Monday, August 18 from 5 to 7 p.m., for students from kindergarten through sixth grade.