Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Injury in Barrington fire:
Two adults and two children escaped a house fire on the 100 block of North Hager Avenue in Barrington Tuesday night with only one minor injury that was treated at the scene. Two family dogs also were rescued from the home's basement. The fire was reported at 9:38 p.m., and crews were on the scene within four minutes. The fire was declared out at 10:33 p.m. The cause of the fire remained under investigation.
Dist. 15 forum on late start:
Palatine Township Elementary District 15 will hold a forum from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, to discuss plans to enact a late start or early release on Mondays or Wednesdays next year to allow for the weekly professional development time required in the new teachers contract. The session will take place at Sundling Junior High, 1100 N. Smith St., Palatine. A group of parents that began a call and letter-writing campaign on the topic requested the meeting to voice concerns. They'd prefer early dismissal on Fridays.
OCC appoints diversity leader:
Oakton Community College in Des Plaines recently appointed Michael Anthony as its new assistant vice president for access, equity and diversity. Anthony will lead the college in celebrating diverse people and ideas, inclusiveness, global perspectives and a strong sense of community. …