Districts in Chicago suburbs break ground on renovations


North Chicago

schools Supt. Patricia Pickles, groundbreaking ceremonies at seven sites across the district proved the community could rebuild its schools by building a coalition of partners.

Federal, state and local sources all helped to bankroll the nearly $23 million project, the largest in District 187's history

. All 10 of the district's buildings stand to benefit by the time the program is completed for the 2002-03 school year.

ALSO: Months of planning paid off as

District 202 officials broke ground on what will become the cornerstone of the new and improved Lisle Senior High School

. Nearly $15 million from a district bond fund, federal and state grants is dedicated to the renovation, which will add more than 50,000 square feet to the building. New spaces include a second gymnasium with a workout area and locker room, a science laboratory, a 500-seat auditorium and at least a half-dozen new classrooms.

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