Police & Fire, Schools
Niles Police confirmed they had been investigating the Notre Dame College Prep teacher for inappropriate communications with students. The Niles Chamber is discussing what to do about the award it was to give Balentine in 10 days.
Jin Lee, who serves on Des Plaines' economic development commission and participates in many Asian organizations, came here from Seoul, Korea, at 13. He expects to be a voice for the district's diverse residents.
After being plagued with Internet outages, the district will now have three Internet service portals, so that if one goes down, the others will kick in, and Internet service will continue uninterrupted at Maine East, West and South High Schools.
Parent, student urge Maine Township High Schools to reconsider using Google Chromebooks. The Internet was down at Maine South for 5 days recently, and in such a case, no learning would happen, they said.
Many parents and students have been asking why Maine Township High Schools didn't choose iPads, and why can't they use the devices they already own to access the e-textbooks. Here are answers from D207's Chief Tech Officer.
Three years ago, the Maine Township High School district was in dire financial straits. Now it has a $3 million surplus, and the board voted Monday to OK a $1 million abatement of property taxes.
Take a look at these smooth moves from a talented cast of dancers.
Maine East is one of the first high schools in the country to stage the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical 'In the Heights." It's got awesome hip-hop and Latin dancing, and the storyline, about immigrant families adapting, mirrors the student body.
Anyone can join the 'One Billion Rising' event at both of Oakton Community College's campuses (Skokie and Des Plaines) Feb. 14; they'll also stage 'The Vagina Monologues' Feb. 14-16.
Maine South, West and East freshman and sophomores will be toting laptops, not textbooks, next year. The district says it will save money in the long run.
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