School's out, crews are in

The second floor of Madison School offers a great perspective on work taking place on a three-story, two-classroom addition that is part of a $19.2 million construction project to allow District 181 to offer full-day kindergarten in the fall of 2025. Playground improvements also are taking place at Madison as part of the district's summer improvement projects. The Oak School main office (shown) and classrooms also are undergoing renovations and four new classrooms will be built. Work is taking place at six of the district's seven elementary schools. (Jim Slonoff photos)