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Rental air conditioning units cool rooms, remove humidity

Natalie White, Editor-In-Chief

September 19, 2017

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Due to the earlier start of the school year, D99 spent $48,960 to rent 96 air conditioning units for four weeks. The money to fund the units and the labor needed came from an unanticipated extra $203,972 from state collected t...

Master facility plan continues to progress with estimated 81.9 million dollar price tag

Natalie White, Editor In Chief

June 2, 2017

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81.9 million dollars is estimated to be spent on renovations to DGN and DGS. Currently, the plan includes the White Gym at DGN being split into a loading dock on the lower level and a multi-purpose room at the upper level. However...

State budget causes D99 to lose over 2.6 million

Sidney Lee, Feature Editor

June 2, 2017

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To date, the state of Illinois owes D99 $2.6 million, and there is no state budget on the table for approval. Over the past 22 months, Illinois has been left without a full-year operating budget, causing school districts to tak...

Fine Arts Boosters to make possible fundraising changes

Jasmine Abdallah, In-Depth Editor

May 25, 2017

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Due to the belief that individual student fundraising is out of compliance with International Revenue Services (IRS), the Fine Arts Boosters will be adhering to possible changes. Currently, when a student participates in a...

New administration positions open for 2017-18 school year

Natalie White, Hybrid Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2017

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When looking at the projected student enrollment for the upcoming school year, the D99 BOE found that the enrollment is the lowest it has been in eight years. The board had considered cutting teachers, however, due to 13 staff...

Student break-in leads to police investigation

Fletcher Peters, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2017

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On Jan. 29, around 1:45 a.m., six students entered and burglarized DGN using a closed, unlocked window to enter room 160 and a previously stolen key to enter the rest of the building. According to an anonymous student involved...

Statewide substitute shortage affects D99 schools

Abbe Murphy, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2017

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Walking into his English class fifth period, junior Brian Kosek was greeted by what had become the norm for the last two weeks: another substitute teacher. While his English teacher Lori Vanek was out for two weeks, the class...

Self-defense course offers opportunities

Leslie Elena, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

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Personal Safety and Wellness is a new gym class being offered for the 2017-18 school year. The main goal of this class is to train students to use self-defense properly while also educating them on topics such as the portrayal...

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