Entries by Joyce Biondo

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Hawthorn 73 celebrates completion of new kindergarten facility

Hawthorn School District 73 officials this week cut the ribbon on a new $13.5 million kindergarten learning center earlier this week, culminating more than two years worth of work. The new facility will be occupied by almost all of the district’s kindergartners, but will be operated remotely for at least the start of its inaugural […]

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South Elgin fire district’s two new fire stations finished and in use

South Elgin and Countryside Fire Protection District firefighters have left their nearly 70-year-old downtown fire station digs for two newly completed firehouses funded through a $10 million tax referendum. The 20,000-square-foot station at 1090 W. Spring St., which also houses the district’s administrative staff, and a 12,000 square-foot facility at 498 South Elgin Blvd. became […]

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District 73 kindergarten center to be complete in mid-June

The $13.5 million kindergarten center on Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills is on schedule and on budget, according to Hawthorn Elementary District 73. Most of the electrical, mechanical and plumbing work is substantially complete, and ceilings will be closed starting May 11 at the Hawthorn School for Young Learners, district officials say. “We’re ordering furniture […]

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

DATE: March 19, 2020 TO: All Project Team Members RE:  COVID-19(Coronavirus) Lamp Incorporated is following the current precautionary guidelines set forth by government agencies and is continually monitoring the situation for updates.  Construction site operations will continue as normal, except as previously communicated and outlined below: Elgin Office: Employees may be working from home or […]

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McHenry District 156 breaks ground on 70,000-sq.-ft. Center for Science, Technology, and Industry

McHenry High School District 156 school board members joined with more than 75 local McHenry officials, business leaders, teachers, students and staff Sept. 19 to officially mark the start of construction for the planned 70,000-square-foot Center for Science, Technology and Industry building extension at McHenry High School – West Campus. For District 156 officials, the […]

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Residents happy with new Pingree Grove municipal center

About 150 people attended a ribbon cutting and open house Saturday for the new Pingree Grove municipal center, and the verdict was unanimous: It was a much-needed upgrade from the two trailers that used to house village hall. “It’s such an improvement,” resident Bob Nelson said. The new building also got major thumbs-up from village […]