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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

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

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

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

Frederick Quinn dedicates new elementary school to Wadsworth community

Jun 7, 2013 •
Frederick Quinn Corp. participated in a dedication ceremony on May 13 for Gurnee School District 56's Prairie Trail School. FQC President Jack Hayes, School District 56 Superintendent John Hutton, Past Board President Heidi May, new Board President Jim ... More

Some Drivers With Checkered Pasts Taxi Schoolchildren

May 8, 2013 • NBC Chicago
Like 303, American Taxi Dispatch declined an interview, and did not respond to questions about its school drivers. At least one school district has stopped using taxis to transport its students. John Hutton, superintendent of Gurnee School District 56 ... More

Moment of silence may be back

Jan 13, 2011 • Chicago Tribune
"We have to find a way to explain to our kids why it's not a joke at this point," said Superintendent John Hutton of Gurnee School District 56. "The way it's been handled has just been horrible." In Lake County, co-Superintendent Jim McKay of Community ... More

BMA Opens Its First Assisted Living Community in Lake County, Illinois

Oct 25, 2012 • PR Web (press release)
She has lived the Village of Gurnee for most of her life and worked for the Gurnee School District 56 for 40 years. At 84 years of age, she is visually impaired. Moving to Heritage Woods “enables me to stay in Gurnee,” she says. She adds that “I have ... More

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