Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Hoffman Estates expected to take Sears Centre deed Wednesday


paying Global $420,000 in January while terms of a longer contract are worked out. The village estimated that running the 11,000-seat arena will cost $1.2 million to $1.9 million in 2010

Daily Herald | Hoffman Estates expected to take Sears Centre deed Wednesday

Cuts looming for Elgin Fire Department


how $1.5 million will be cut from the fire department's spending plan remains in question.

city and fire union attorneys have been in communication, but he doesn't expect any face-to-face sessions to take place until next week or the following week.

Cuts looming for Elgin Fire Department :: The Courier News :: Local News

McHenry County College’s Promise Program getting face-lift

Since closing the program to new students in October, the Foundation board has been discussing ways to keep it going

Promise program initially provided free tuition to McHenry County high school graduates who performed 16 hours of community service and kept a 2.0 grade-point average. After 939 students signed up – twice as many as expected – the foundation board suspended new enrollment to keep it solvent.

Students already enrolled in the program are guaranteed four semesters of tuition, but they must comply with more demanding grade-point and service requirements.

Three private $1 million donations put the program in motion, but higher-than-expected enrollment, coupled with a recession, threatened to drain those resources before new enrollment was put on hold.


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