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Waubonsie Valley band claims top honor at SuperState contest  Chicago Daily Herald

The top band at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora scored the Honor Band award at the Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival for the first time in ...

Images: Waubonsie Valley High School graduation  Chicago Daily Herald

Waubonsie Valley High School held its graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Diwali Festival to feature food, fashion and fireworks  Chicago Daily Herald

Aurora's Indian American Community Outreach Advisory Board will celebrate its annual Diwali Festival from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Waubonsie Valley ...

Boys golf: Waubonsie Valley sails to title; Metea Valley, WW South also advance  Chicago Daily Herald

Will Troy was running out of holes at Blackberry Oaks on Tuesday afternoon. The Waubonsie Valley junior was looking to continue his mastery of 18-hole boys ...

Townhouses likely for Aurora site once earmarked for Metea  Chicago Daily Herald

M/I Homes is likely to receive final approval from the city of Aurora to build 171 townhouses on land formerly belonging to Indian Prairie Unit District 204 that ...

'Crosstown Corridor' idea nets marketing competition win for Waubonsie Valley  Chicago Daily Herald

Route 59 in Naperville and Aurora should be reborn as Crosstown Corridor, say a group of students who won a marketing competition.

New label, same intensity as Waubonsie Valley beats Neuqua Valley By Chris Traczek Sep 7, 2018  Chicago Daily Herald

Waubonsie Valley defeated Neuqua Valley in a nonconference football game.

Metea principal named Aurora's African-American Leader of the Year  Chicago Daily Herald

Metea Valley High School Principal Darrell Echols will be honored by Aurora's African-American Heritage Advisory Board as its 2018 African-American Leader ...

Cross country: Morris, Naperville North keep it simple  Chicago Daily Herald

Naperville North won the Class 3A Waubonsie Valley girls cross country meet. Neuqua Valley placed second in the boys race.

Waubonsie Valley does the job against Libertyville  Chicago Daily Herald

Waubonsie Valley defeated Libertyville in a nonconference football game.

Long-dormant hospital in Aurora set for cleanup, renovations  Chicago Daily Herald

A 9-acre former hospital site south of downtown Aurora that has stood dormant for the past 23 years, inviting vandals and trespassers, is set for environmental ...

Boys golf: Steady Troy sets tone for Waubonsie Valley's DVC title  Chicago Daily Herald

Will Troy won medalist honors, leading Waubonsie Valley to the DuPage Valley Conference boys golf championship.

Waubonsie Valley High Grad Dies in House Fire

Alex Kierstead, a sophomore at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, originally planned to hit the road for Aurora -- his hometown -- for the Thanksgiving ...

Boys lacrosse: St. Charles East defeats Waubonsie Valley/Metea Valley co-op  Chicago Daily Herald

For 42 minutes Monday night the St. Charles East boys lacrosse team weathered equalizers from Waubonsie Valley/Metea Valley co-op, to the tune of 8 total ties ...

Fox Valley schools increasingly on front line for kids' mental health  Chicago Tribune

So says adults — including researchers and educators who seem to unanimously agree depression, anxiety and other mental health issues are not only leading ...

DeKalb lands in DuPage Valley Conference  Chicago Daily Herald

DeKalb High School has accepted an invitation to become the sixth member of the DuPage Valley Conference, effective at the start of the 2019-20 school year.

Girls swimming: DVC title brings Neuqua Valley one step closer to sectionals  Chicago Daily Herald

Neuqua Valley won the DuPage Valley Conference girls swimming invitational.

Waubonsie Valley can't overcome Oswego Updated Dec 13, 2018 11:06 PM Waubonsie  Chicago Daily Herald

Waubonsie Valley lost to Oswego in a nonconference girls basketball game.

Beach Hazard in effect for Lake Michigan Monday after 3 boys drown over weekend  WLS-TV

A Beach Hazard alert for Lake Michigan beaches in the Chicago area was issued Monday due to dangerous conditions. The National Weather *Service* issued ...

Kampschroeder and friends score win against Waubonsie Valley  Chicago Daily Herald

Naperville North defeated Waubonsie Valley in a DuPage Valley Conference girls basketball game.

Transgender student lauds Waubonsie for its support, sense of safety  Chicago Tribune

A Waubonsie Valley High School senior said she is thankful she attends a school that is willing to take whatever steps are necessary to help students feel safe ...

Boys golf: Geneva duo headed back to state  Chicago Daily Herald

The six-time defending Class 3A state champions inched ever closer to Normal U-High for boys golf state immortality Monday in Bartlett.

full story » Neuqua Valley wins fourth straight game Updated Dec 7, 2018 11:44 PM Neuqua  Chicago Daily Herald

Neuqua Valley guard John Poulakidas drew his third foul early in the third quarter of a close basketball game at Waubonsie Valley. Wildcats coach Todd Sutton ...

Metea principal to be honored at Heritage Dinner in Aurora  Chicago Tribune

The city of Aurora 's African-American Heritage Advisory Board will host its 14th annual Heritage Dinner Feb. 23 at Gaslite Manor, 2485 Church Road. A social ...

Honorable mentions: DuPage County Academic Team, 2017-2018  Chicago Daily Herald

2017-2018 DuPage County Academic Team honorable mentions.

Naperville soprano Tamara Wilson makes Lyric debut in 'Il trovatore'  Chicago Daily Herald

Soprano Tamara Wilson, a former Naperville resident, makes her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Leonora in a revival of Verdi's tragedy "Il trovatore." It's a role ...

Prosecutors: Cafeteria manager stole $50K from Waubonsie Valley H.S.  Chicago Tribune

A contract employee who managed the Waubonsie Valley High School cafeteria has been charged with stealing more than $50,000 from the school by ...

Aurora panel explores diversity, barriers in schools  Chicago Daily Herald

Members of an Aurora panel created to discuss the role of schools in student safety and cultural integration admit there's more work to be done to find solutions ...

Girls golf: Naperville North's Flaherty comes up aces at DVC meet  Chicago Daily Herald

Naperville North's Mara Flaherty recorded a hole-in-one and then defeated Naperville Central's Emma Lim in a playoff at the DuPage Valley Conference girls ...

Boys golf: McDonald leads Geneva to top honors  Chicago Daily Herald

Geneva's Jack McDonald was the individual medalist in leading the Vikings to the team championship at their own boys golf invitational Thursday.

Naperville murals, much-delayed, now wrapping up  Chicago Daily Herald

A series of murals inside a Naperville parking garage started eight years ago and now is nearing completion.

His father died of a heroin-fentanyl overdose. Now, an Aurora 11-year-old is fighting back against the killer drug.  Chicago Tribune

Heroin claimed his dad last fall, and now a young Aurora boy is doing something about the opioid epidemic.

Things to do around Naperville this weekend: Nov. 30 - Dec. 2  Positively Naperville

Tis the season to find the Grinch throughout Naperville's independent business community. Look for the Grinch in the Little Friends Parade of Lights. Then grow ...

Scouting this weekend's DuPage County football games  Chicago Daily Herald

A quick look at the 25 football games involving DuPage County teams this weekend.

Aurora Navy League honors students at Pearl Harbor luncheon  Chicago Daily Herald

The annual Pearl Harbor Day luncheon, sponsored by Aurora Navy League Council 247 and the Aurora Rotary Club, was held Dec. 10 at Gaslite Manor ...

Waubonsie Valley High School 40th Anniversary  Naperville Community Television

Waubonsie Valley High School has opened their doors to students in the Naperville and Aurora community since 1975.

5 things to watch this season for DuPage County football teams  Chicago Daily Herald

Football: Welcome to the 2018 season. With the start of practice on Monday, we bring you five things to watch this season.

Aurora increases age to buy tobacco to 21  Chicago Tribune

Aurora has joined 18 other municipalities in Illinois by increasing the age to buy tobacco to 21. In so doing, the city also added materials involved in vaping ...

Get smart: 25 best public high schools in Illinois - 2018  Herald & Review

Curious as to which public high schools are the best in our state? We've compiled a list of the top 25, and a Central Illinois school is on the list!

Final mayoral forum gets Aurora students involved  Chicago Tribune

Students had a front row seat at the latest and last Aurora mayor forum, at East Aurora High School.

Last chance at the IHSA's big dance  Chicago Daily Herald

This is it. The last chance for DuPage County's football teams to make a statement about their postseason status. Some already know they're in, some know ...

Waubonsie hosts conference on 'new era' in genetics  Chicago Daily Herald

About 400 West suburban high school students got to hear about how they can contribute to scientific advances in the "new era in human genetics" from a ...

Illinois House 84th District Republican nominee: Patty Smith  Chicago Sun-Times

The Sun-Times' candidate profile of Patty Smith, Republican nominee for the Illinois House of Representatives in the 84th District.

Meaningful moments from the first round of the playoffs  Chicago Daily Herald

Football: Before looking ahead, this week's Eyes on Five reflects on a stirring first round of the playoffs in DuPage County.

Route 59 study looks at shopping alternatives in Aurora  Chicago Tribune

Aurora looks at a study of its Route 59 corridor that tries to respond to new retail trends.

Black parents concerned by 'dismal' scores in Dist. 204  Chicago Daily Herald

Parents in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 say the achievement gap between black students and higher-performing whites and Asians is "dismal" and needs to be ...

'Tailgating with Dave and Kevin' Week 11 podcast  Chicago Daily Herald

PODCAST: DuPage County's football teams are headed to the second round of the playoffs. This week's edition of "Tailgating with Dave and Kevin" breaks it ...

Naperville People in the News  Chicago Tribune

Naperville residents achieve academic and professional honors.

Former Metea teacher begins sentence for sexually assaulting student  Chicago Daily Herald

A former physics teacher at Metea Valley High School reported to a DuPage County courtroom Tuesday to begin serving a six-year prison term for sexually ...

Ex-Aurora physics teacher pleads guilty to sex assault on student  Chicago Daily Herald

A former physics teacher at Metea Valley High School in Aurora pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student at a Naperville hotel.

How Parvesh Cheena went from Naperville 'class clown' to 'Tiger Hunter' movie  Chicago Daily Herald

Actor-comedian Parvesh Cheena joins Chicago friend Danny Pudi in the Indian film "The Tiger Hunter." It's a small part, but Cheena -- who grew up Naperville ...

Climate change real, cost of doing nothing 'enormous,' Foster warns  Chicago Tribune

Global climate change is the "most serious long-term problem this country will face," but until legislators begin to believe and act, the only option available is to ...

11-year-old who lost dad to drug overdose: ‘Help me stop this epidemic’  Herald & Review

AURORA — The first time I met Keagan Hernandez he impressed the heck out of me.

Indian American Teenager's Music Foundation Launched In Naperville

Ashley's Music Foundation, a nonprofit organization that was created last year by a 16 year-old Indian-American to promote music programs in underprivileged ...

City of Lights celebrates Festival of Lights on Nov 3

Ashok Nair. CHICAGO: The City of Aurora's Indian American Community Outreach Advisory Board (IACOAB) has organized its 5th Diwali celebration at the ...

Waubonsie Valley Football Star Accused in Vicious, Disabling 2014 Beating of Fellow Student

Plainfield, IL - The ex-football player, Waubonsie Valley High School and District 204 are being sued in DuPage County Court.

29 - Aurora's 1st Pride Parade draws thousands - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive  Windy City Times

Windy City Times News Archive - Aurora's 1st Pride Parade draws thousands =After months of planning by Indivisible Aurora members and approval by the ...

Boys volleyball: West Aurora gets past Waubonsie Valley  Chicago Daily Herald

West Aurora outlasted Waubonsie Valley in three sets Tuesday in the semifinals of the West Aurora boys volleyball regional.

Girls Basketball: New Plano coach Dave Lay optimistic about his Reapers  Kendall County Now

Dave Lay didn't expect to be in this position so soon. But he's excited to be here. Lay, who is going on his 10th year teaching in Plano District 88, was brought ...

Former actor, 22-year educator hired as Metea principal  Chicago Daily Herald

The man chosen to be the second principal at Metea Valley High School in Aurora began his career an actor, but for the past 22 years, Darrell Echols has played ...

Waubonsie Valley's Miller leaving on own terms  Chicago Daily Herald

Waubonsie Valley's Miller retires while Warriors girls bowling remains on a roll.

Naperville woman gets jail time for taking $50,000 from school cafeteria  Chicago Tribune

Former school cafeteria manager who stole more than $50000 to support a gambling habit was sentenced to jail time and ordered to make restitution.

Basketball: Mead leaving Dixon for Waubonsie Valley

Jason Mead made what he said is the hardest decision he has ever had to make. After 5 years in Dixon, Mead is moving on. The Dukes boys basketball coach ...

Aurora man who killed mom, 3 teens facing felony charges  Chicago Daily Herald

Randy J. Visor, an Aurora man who killed four people, including three Waubonsie Valley High School students in a drunk driving crash in 1997, is in trouble ...

Metea Valley High teacher charged with criminal sexual assault  Chicago Daily Herald

A Metea Valley High School physics teacher charged Tuesday with carrying on a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student wrote an apology to the girl and ...

How District 204 candidates would solve class size problem  Chicago Daily Herald

School board candidates in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 have different ideas for how to solve the problem of class sizes well above the state average.

Local High School Teacher Charged With Sex Assault  Patch

Naperville, IL - Naperville police are investigating a Metea Valley High School teacher who they say was having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Illinois place names reflect American Indian heritage  Chicago Sun-Times

What has an American Indian-based name in Illinois? More like, what doesn't?

Teens talk about gangs, racism and more at Aurora event  Chicago Tribune

Gangs, racism and domestic violence were among the issues Aurora area teens spoke out about during the fourth annual Mikva Aurora Soapbox Competition ...

Images: St. Charles North High School graduation  Chicago Daily Herald

St. Charles North High School held their 2018 graduation ceremony at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb on Sunday, June 3.

Honorable mentions: DuPage County Leadership Team. 2015-2016  Chicago Daily Herald

2015-2016 Daily Herald DuPage County Leadership Team honorable mentions.

Girls volleyball: Metea Valley matches record mark  Chicago Daily Herald

Metea Valley defeated Waubonsie Valley in a DuPage Valley Conference girls volleyball match.

East Auroras New Varsity Football Coach Is Nick Kukuc

AURORA, IL — East Aurora High's new boys varsity football coach is Nick Kukuc. He's been working at East as a phys ed teacher since 2014, according to a ...

Project Soapbox Gives Teens a Chance to Speak Out  Naperville Community Television

A competition in District 204 recently gave students the opportunity to have their voices heard.

Show choirs to battle for boxing belt in Naperville  Chicago Daily Herald

Get ready for some glitz, some singing and a boxing belt prize as 20 show choirs battle it out Feb. 17 during the Clash of the Sequins in Naperville.

Kinda Krazy Kustoms owner found his passion early  DeKalb Daily Chronicle

DeKALB – Steven Ignacek said he runs his auto shop on principles of honesty, integrity, comfort and relationship-building above all else.

Parents of Naperville Marine killed in Iraq reflect on politics, impact of 9/11 attacks  Chicago Tribune

Gloria Caruso said the day she learned her son David had died was just as it looks in the movies. "I had had a funny feeling at work," Caruso said. "As soon as I ...

Super blue blood moon is coming to Chicago area for first time in over 150 years  Chicago Tribune

The sky Wednesday morning will mark a celestial affair that hasn't occurred in the Chicago area in more than 150 years. And you can watch it without burning ...

Naperville teen's original sound comes together on first EP  Chicago Daily Herald

Music "came together" for Alexandra Renee of Naperville when she started playing guitar, and now she has an EP of original songs to show for it.

Grammy semifinalist challenges, inspires through music  Chicago Daily Herald

Fueled by the magic of one momentous concert when he was 13, Mark Duker pursued the profession in his bloodline, following his grandfather, uncle and father ...

Scouting DuPage County boys track  Chicago Daily Herald

Top local teams: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, Glenbard West, Hinsdale Central, Lake Park, Naperville Central, Neuqua Valley, Wheaton North, ...

Book, tree, donations honor memory of Aurora teen  Chicago Tribune

A book, a tree and donations to a suicide prevention group honor the memory of Aurora resident Cassandra Sanchez.

Girls soccer: Waubonsie Valley drops Batavia  Chicago Daily Herald

If someone had to break the Batavia girls soccer team's season-opening win streak, it couldn't have chosen a much more worthy opponent. Dropping the visiting ...

Naperville Mayor's 2018 State of the City Address  Positively Naperville

Thank you all for being here today for my third State of the City address. Nicki Anderson and her staff at the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce put countless ...

Dist. 204 moves 2012 graduation ceremonies to NIU in DeKalb  Chicago Daily Herald

Members of the first class to graduate from Metea Valley High School in Indian Prairie District 204 will walk across a stage in DeKalb next spring, more than 30 ...

Track and field: Throws something to watch at Neuqua Valley  Chicago Daily Herald

Neuqua Valley track and field hosts its discus competition in a wide-open space. That's a good thing because two of the state's top female throwers will be ...

Waubonsie Lake: A local treasure discovered anew  Chicago Daily Herald

As the saying goes, there's really nothing like being there. Such is the case with Waubonsie Lake Park. On behalf of the Fox Valley Park District, I'd done ...

Waubonsie students work to restore prairie  Chicago Daily Herald

Sometimes science labs are in windowless rooms with microscopes and laptops and test tubes and all that other stuff you see on "CSI." And sometimes labs are ...

Waubonsie Valley students compete in chili cook-off  Chicago Daily Herald

A prizewinning chili recipe by Waubonsie Valley High School students called for the usual spicy ingredients -- and a pinch of swagger.Team Swag won a chili ...

Waubonsie Valley's Robinson a quick learner on defense  Chicago Daily Herald

Opportunity knocks, and Waubonsie Valley's Chuck Robinson knocks people down.

Back in Aurora, Clanton making herself at home again  Chicago Daily Herald

Ashley Luke Clanton could do without the traffic, but her return home to Chicago does come with its perks. "Starbucks," she laughed. "It was five years since I had ...

Waubonsie students assemble 'Bikes for Tykes'  Chicago Daily Herald

Waubonsie Valley High School had a good problem for its annual month of *service*: too many students wanted to be involved. So the school added more *service* ...

Girls golf: Nay helps Naperville North score league championship  Chicago Daily Herald

Naperville North won the DuPage Valley Conference girls golf team championship, and Wheaton Warrenville South's Sarah Hauenstein earned medalist ...

Aurora named one of America's most diverse cities  Chicago Tribune

Aurora has been named one of the most diverse cities in America, according to a report by WalletHub, an online financial website. According to its report, ...

Honorable mentions: DuPage County Leadership Team, 2016-2017  Chicago Daily Herald

DuPage County Leadership Team honorable mentions, 2016-2017.

Mayor recommends fire marshal as new Aurora fire chief  Chicago Tribune

Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner on Thursday recommended Fire Marshal Gary Krienitz, a 19-year Aurora Fire Department veteran, as the new Aurora fire chief.

Aurora mayor wants resident input at town hall meetings  Chicago Tribune

Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin will hold two upcoming town halls meetings in the city to get residents input on the road ahead at City Hall. The town hall meetings ...

Wheaton North deals knockout blow to Waubonsie Valley  Chicago Daily Herald

Hegranes picks help put Waubonsie Valley out of the playoffs.

Images: Naperville North vs. Waubonsie Valley girls basketball  Chicago Daily Herald

Waubonsie Valley hosted Naperville North for girls basketball action in Aurora.

How IMSA helped alums ultimately lead YouTube, PayPal, Yelp, more  Chicago Daily Herald

PayPal, YouTube and Yelp all have their roots at the Illinois Math and Science Academy, with co-founders who studied at the three-year public boarding high ...

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