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Work on a natural gas transmission pipeline in the Richmond area led to about a dozen calls reporting possible gas leaks, as well as the evacuation of Richmond Grade School, a Nicor Gas spokesperson said.
Voters went to the polls on Tuesday to elect school boards across McHenry County.
Nearly four dozen of the local races in McHenry County will be competitive on Tuesday, as voters head to the polls to decide who will lead their school boards, municipalities, libraries and parks.
Richmond-Burton High School District 157 Board President Tracey Highley resigned from the board this week, citing a move out of the district.
Almost 20% of McHenry County is without power as of early Thursday morning
With McHenry County under an ice storm warning from 6 a.m. Wednesday through Thursday morning, a number of area schools have been cancelled.
All McHenry County schools not already on winter break have closed or will dismiss early on Thursday due to the impending snow.
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The principal of Richmond Grade School will be the new leader of Oak Knoll Early Childhood Center in Cary starting next school year, the Cary School District 26 school board decided.
With remote learning a familiar feeling after the pandemic, some school districts plan to hold classes virtually on days that would traditionally be used as a snow day
Harvard District 50 officials canceled their first days back from winter break this week, opting to keep classrooms shut Thursday and Friday due to COVID-19 cases among staff, the superintendent said.
Without some type of influx of transportation staff or another schedule rearrangement allowing fewer drivers to transport more children, McHenry County education officials fear an unmanageable transportation conundrum will arise this winter as more drivers need days off for illness and other reasons.
Most districts have vaccinated at least 75% of their staff members, they reported Monday after Pritzker’s deadline for staff vaccinations took effect
Some McHenry County schools saw vaccination rates rise since the mandate to get shots or face weekly tests was put into effect last month by Gov. JB Pritzker, while others are still gathering data and have found teaching staff are more likely to already be inoculated than workers outside classroom settings.