Category Archives: Schools

Taft principal challenges students at cancer research fundraiser

by BRIAN NADIG Taft High School principal Mark Grishaber challenged students at a recent fund-raiser for cancer research. “My dare to you is to change people’s lives,” Grishaber told 300 students at an annual

Joe Schmidt honored for 50 years at St.Pat’s, named parade grand marshal

by SEAN KEENEHAN Saint Patrick High School president Dr. Joseph G. Schmidt, A.F.S.C. was honored and awarded for his 50-year career at the school’s “Green and Gold” gala March 4. Schmidt, who

Northeastern orders five-day furloughs

Northeastern Illinois University will close its operations during its spring break as it begins a furlough program for its employees beginning Monday, March 20, interim president Richard Helldobler announced. The furlough program

Taft HS principal temporarily returns despite health issue

by BRIAN NADIG The Feb. 7 meeting of the Taft High School Local School Council marked the temporary return of principal Mark Grishaber from medical leave. LSC student representative Jack Stevens said

Traffic flow issue near school discussed at DAC meeting

by BRIAN NADIG Traffic flow issues near Prussing School, an increase in vehicle thefts and the assignment of new police officers were discussed at the Feb. 16 meeting of the 16th (Jefferson

Luther North College Prep to close in June

The school released the following statement: Luther North College Prep will not conduct classes following its 2016-2017 academic school year in June. Facing declining student enrollment and ongoing financial challenges associated with operating