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Elmwood Park High School reports 9% truancy rate

The truancy rate at Elmwood Park High School rose to nine percent during the 2018-19 school year, according to a West Cook News analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card. The school's average daily attendance rate was 92 percent. Students are considered chronically truant if they miss five percent...
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Prairie Oak School reports 21% truancy rate

The truancy rate at Prairie Oak School fell to 21 percent during the 2018-19 school year, according to a West Cook News analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card. The school's average daily attendance rate was 94 percent. Students are considered chronically truant if they miss five percent of...
COOK COUNTY, IL
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Kimball Hill Elementary School reports 3% truancy rate

The truancy rate at Kimball Hill Elementary School stayed flat at three percent during the 2018-19 school year, according to a North Cook News analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card. The school's average daily attendance rate was 95 percent. Students are considered chronically truant if they miss five...
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Entire second grade classroom at Ames in quarantine

An entire second grade class at Ames School in Riverside has been placed on a two-week quarantine after four students in the 23-student class tested positive for COVID-19. The first of the four positive COVID-19 cases in the class was identified prior to Sept. 16. Another case was discovered last week and two more were identified this week. The fourth case in the class was confirmed on Sept. 22, when decision was made to quarantine the entire class.
RIVERSIDE, IL

Parent ‘Freaked Out’ By Social Media Posts To Chicago Schools

CHICAGO (CBS) — An 18-year-old Lansing man will have to pay just $500 to bond out of jail after police said he made social media threats to several Chicago public schools. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports from police headquarters to explain that the suspect was charged with a misdemeanor in this case. That surprised many parents and students who thought the penalty for threatening violence against schools should be much stiffer. Emerald-Jane Hunter showed us the posts her daughter came across on Instagram earlier this week. “I freaked out. Because Simeon just happened,” Hunter said. Threatening gun violence against at least four CPS high...
CHICAGO, IL
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Romona Elementary School reports 0.3% truancy rate

The truancy rate at Romona Elementary School rose to 0.3 percent during the 2018-19 school year, according to a North Cook News analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card. The school's average daily attendance rate was 96 percent. Students are considered chronically truant if they miss five percent of...
WILMETTE, IL
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Proviso Math and Science Academy reports 1% truancy rate

The truancy rate at Proviso Math and Science Academy rose to one percent during the 2018-19 school year, according to a West Cook News analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card. The school's average daily attendance rate was 96 percent. Students are considered chronically truant if they miss five...
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John A. Bannes Elementary School reports 0.3% truancy rate

The truancy rate at John A. Bannes Elementary School rose to 0.3 percent during the 2018-19 school year, according to a South Cook News analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card. The school's average daily attendance rate was 96 percent. Students are considered chronically truant if they miss five...
COOK COUNTY, IL

Northwestern Getting Record Gift of $480M From Ryan Family

Northwestern University announced its largest donation ever Wednesday, a $480 million gift that will be used for many priorities, from biomedicine to the campus football stadium. The money is coming from alumni Patrick and Shirley Ryan and family, who were already the school's largest supporters, Northwestern said Wednesday. The money...
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North Cook Schools Among Top in U.S.

Niche released its 2022 Best Schools List on September 20, 2021, and North Cook schools and school districts are well represented in the Chicago area and across the country. In the category of Best Public High Schools in the Chicago Area, 13 North Cook high schools fall into the Top 50. The ratings are based on academics (60%), culture and diversity (10%), teachers (10%) and parent/student surveys (10%) as well as other factors.
COOK COUNTY, IL

Maine West HS '61-60th Reunion

Maine West High School Class of 1961, the second graduating class from "brand new" Maine West, had its 60th reunion Sept. 13-14, 2021. It's their 16th reunion in 60 years with classmates coming from IL, CO, MD, VA, WI, CA, KS, FL, AL, ID, WA, IN. They enjoyed pizza and socializing at Lou Malnati's on Monday evening and a luncheon and socializing at Manzo's Banquets on Tuesday. Several classmates took a tour of Maine West on Wednesday to see how it has changed/is changing. Donations made by classmates will be given to the Maine West Alumni Scholarship and Emergency Funds. Over 1/3 of the class of over 600 graduates have passed away. Only 8 graduates have not been located.
COOK COUNTY, IL
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Nathan Hale Middle School reports 15% truancy rate

The truancy rate at Nathan Hale Middle School fell to 15 percent during the 2018-19 school year, according to a South Cook News analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card. The school's average daily attendance rate was 95 percent. Students are considered chronically truant if they miss five percent...
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Emerson Elementary School reports 38% truancy rate

The truancy rate at Emerson Elementary School rose to 38 percent during the 2018-19 school year, according to a Illinois Business Daily analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card. The school's average daily attendance rate was 92 percent. Students are considered chronically truant if they miss five percent of...
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