Archive | December, 2012

School officials skeptical of pension reform plan

The devil is in the details for Northwest suburban school officials who met Saturday with Rep. David Harris to talk about shifting some pension costs from the state to the schools. School officials questioned how much they will have to pay, how they will get the money, and whether the Legislature will keep pushing more […]

Schaumburg park project wins landscape award

An enhancement project at Schaumburg’s Olde Schaumburg Centre Park near the intersection of Schaumburg and Roselle roads has won an Excellence in Landscape Silver Award from the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association. The project included new boardwalks and railings, a new bridge deck and railing, brick paver fields, new furnishings and a new gazebo. Go to […]

The Northwest suburbs' top stories of 2012

A hazing scandal at Maine West, a new entertainment district in Rosemont, fights over downtown redevelopment and the Dimucci property in unincorporated Lake County, the return of minor league baseball to Schaumburg — those were a few of the top stories of the year in the Northwest suburbs. Go to Source Author:

Schaumburg named 'Cool City' by Sierra Club

Schaumburg has been named a “Cool City” by the Illinois Sierra Club. Not only did the village join 56 other Illinois municipalities in signing the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement, but was also selected to receive the 2012 Cool Cities Achievements Award for implementing directives in the village’s Comprehensive Green Action … (more) […]

Larkin High School poms prepare for Orange Bowl

The Larkin High School poms squad will join hundreds of dancers from across the country in a halftime performance at the Orange Bowl Jan. 1 in Florida. Besides representing their school, the girls will work with some of the top choreographers in the nation. “The girls are going to get the chance of a lifetime,” […]

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