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State investigating Gurnee school district after allegations of sexual assault ...

Aug 30, 2010 • Chicago Tribune
As police continued to investigate allegations that a 12-year-old boy sexually assaulted a 3-year-old girl on a bus, the state on Monday opened its own investigation of Gurnee School District 56 over the incident. The Department of Children and Family ... More

Suspect Charged In Gurnee Standoff That Forced School Lockdowns

Oct 19, 2012 • CBS2 Chicago
“Buses and staff members were diverted to Viking School and students and staff will be housed there until it is safe to return the students and staff to River Trail School,” a statement on the Gurnee School District 56 website said Friday morning ... More

Ugandan dance troupe exposes students to new sound

Feb 4, 2014 • Suburban Life Publications
GURNEE – Singing in full, confident voices and smiling widely, Children of Uganda dance troupe members gave Gurnee School District 56 middle schoolers a momentary break from the cold of Illinois on Monday and injected the warmth of Uganda into their ... More

Severe cold could force school closures Monday

Jan 3, 2014 • Chicago Daily Herald
Forecasts of wind chills reaching minus 45 on Tuesday morning are worrisome, said Gurnee School District 56 Superintendent John Hutton. "It's kind of right on that borderline," Hutton said. "It's something I'm going to keep track of over the weekend. More

Chicago temps expected to drop into negatives

Jan 3, 2014 • Chicago Tribune
... huddled at bus stops and driving on slippery roads. "Right now, based upon the weather projections, we probably will not have school, but I want to make sure that the weather forecast holds," said John Hutton, superintendent of Gurnee School ... More

Flood-Prone Gurnee Grade School To Be Torn Down

Sep 25, 2013 • CBS2 Chicago
GURNEE, Ill. (CBS) – A historic school that has long been a thorn in the side of Gurnee School District 56 is coming down. WBBM Newsradio's Veronica Carter reports Gurnee Grade School was built on a floodplain along the Des Plaines River in 1954, just ... More

Resident on flood: 'We expect to be here all night.'

Apr 18, 2013 • Chicago Tribune
In Mundelein, Courtland Street was closed from about 3 to 9 a.m. Thursday morning due to the heavy rainfall, Monahan said. While his next-door neighbor pumped out his backyard, Mundelein resident Bob Thompson surveyed his flooded property on the 600 ... More

Some Drivers With Checkered Pasts Taxi Schoolchildren

May 8, 2013 • NBC Chicago
At least one school district has stopped using taxis to transport its students. John Hutton, superintendent of Gurnee School District 56, said his district switched to using their own buses, because they didn't trust who was behind the wheel of the ... More

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