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State college board seeks input on adult education plan

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 19:37

The plan is being developed under Senate Joint Resolution 40, which created a task force on the future of adult education and literacy charged with developing a five-year strategic plan. "The Strategic Plan must demonstrate an understanding and respect for adult education programs and students and provide a road map that leads to better educational and employment opportunities," said Karen Hunter Anderson, ICCB executive director and task force chairwoman.

Public Invited to Comment on Draft Illinois Adult Education Strategic Plan

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 09:27

The Illinois Community College Board is pleased to announce opportunities for the public to provide feedback on the draft Illinois Adult Education Strategic Plan.

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Wed, 01/03/2018 - 18:30

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Suburban Chicago English teacher wins national award

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 01:12

The Chicago Tribune reports that Stagg High School English teacher Chris Wendelin was among 10 teachers nationwide who received the award earlier this month by the National Society of High School Scholars. The award goes to educators who've shown a commitment to preparing students for success.

Muslims help with church's homeless aid work so Christians can attend Christmas Eve service

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 20:48

On Christmas Eve, Pastor Steve Hoerger and parishioners at Salem United Church of Christ in Oak Lawn will get help from Karen Danielson and members of the Bridgeview Mosque Foundation. On Christmas Eve, Pastor Steve Hoerger and parishioners at Salem United Church of Christ in Oak Lawn will get help from Karen Danielson and members of the Bridgeview Mosque Foundation.

Stagg High School athletic director suspended for 'professional conduct' violation

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 22:13

The athletic director at Stagg High School in Palos Hills has been suspended without pay for two days following an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed and retaliated against the school's head cheerleading coach, Consolidated High School District 230 Superintendent James Gay said in a statement Friday. Gay said the district's investigation determined that Terry Treasure, who has been employed by District 230 for 25 years in various roles, was not guilty of sexual harassment or retaliation but violated the board policy on professional conduct.

Deaf woman, twice the victim of sexual assault, gets donated hearing aids

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:39

Dr. Thomas Wardzala fits Dalesha, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, with hearing aids at the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Center in Palos Hills on Nov. 9, 2017. The 22-year-old sexual assault survivor was born with total hearing loss.

Why Chicago Suburb Names Flat Out Lie About Their Elevation

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 12:24

The ridges of Park Ridge like waves of a tumultuous sea! The grandeur of Arlington Heights and the sweeping sublime of Palos Hills. And beyond, the bold peak of Mount Prospect rises in the distance like Olympus itself! But if you've actually set foot in the place, like our questioner John Leahy, you know the terrain is hardly reminiscent of a Thomas Cole painting .

Stagg cheerleading coach makes sexual harassment claims against school administrator

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 19:05

A cheerleading coach at Stagg High School in Palos Hills alleges that a school's administrator sexually harassed her during an end-of-year review meeting, according to filings submitted to the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Bridget Guzior, the school's head cheerleading coach, claims an administrator has repeatedly made inappropriate comments and gestures of a sexual nature toward her since he took the job in 2014, according to the filings, which were provided to the Daily Southtown by her lawyer, Tom Skallas.

Palos Hills man charged in Bridgeview murder

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 16:28

A Palos Hills man apparently disgruntled over being let go from his job in July was charged with first-degree murder Saturday in the shooting death of a manager Friday morning at a machining company in Bridgeview. Charges were approved by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office for Howard Strepek, 56, of the 10700 block of Meadow Lane in Palos Hills.

Stagg High School students sign a banner pledging to say something.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:21

Stagg High School students sign a banner pledging to speak up and "say something" to an adult if they notice warning signs. In a world where kids are growing up hearing about one mass shooting after another, schools are taking on the job of preparing their students.


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