Entries by Kari Christensen



DISTRICT 300 DEBUTS NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AS STUDENTS RETURN FROM SUMMER BREAK BY MICHELLE MORENO (courtesy of MyHuntleyNews.com) HAMPSHIRE — Since January 2021, officials from Community Unit School District 300 (D300) have been working hard to finalize plans for the construction of a brand-new elementary school. At the Feb. 22 D300 Board of Education meeting, it […]

Darren Thibert – September 9, 2021

Darren Thibert, ASA’s Outstanding General Contractor Superintendent (2020) “Darren always makes sure that the best scenario possible is at play so everyone involved can do their part safely and without delay.” The stars were certainly shining last night in Mount Prospect at Victoria in the Park for the Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates (ASA) Chicago’s […]


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 […]


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 […]