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Proviso Probe

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

ED, is cancelled meeting an omen in Bellwood? [D88]

The District 88 (Bellwood Elementary Schools) board of education was scheduled to hold a meeting on Monday night. The meeting has been postponed until Thursday at 4:30 PM. Board members Antonette “Toni” Dorris and John Wicks suspect that the majority have planned--along with board attorney Emanuel Christopher Welch--to fire the superintendent, Dr. Willie Mack, outright. (The board voted to not renew Mack’s contract at an earlier contentious meeting.)

The basis for rescheduling the meeting was that the packages sent to board members did not have an agenda. Dorris picked-up an agenda at the Ed Center on Friday, in person.

Both Dorris and Wicks believe the board member packages included agendas when they were created. When the envelopes with the board member packages arrived they had been opened and resealed with tape. Dorris described the envelopes as being “taped like a three-year old did it”. Sam Gardner was the person that delivered the agendas, according to Dorris and Wicks.

In addition to being a District 88 employee, Sam Gardner is the father of Terrence Gardner, a District 209 employee.

Dorris noted that board member Ron Anderson, a Welch ally and brother of Jeremiah Norris (Norris is being prosecuted for drug dealing), was participating in the committee meetings prior to the board meeting without raising the issue of the lack of an agenda. Marilyn Thurman, a member of the board majority and political disciple of Chuck Baxter, raised the issue of the packages not including an agenda when she arrived.

Dorris described Maria Castrejon as looking nervous. Castrejon is the shakiest member of the board majority. She had a difficult time casting the vote to “not renew” Mack’s contract on November 7, 2005.

When District 209 fired Greg Jackson as superintendent, the board majority cancelled the Monday meeting and scheduled another meeting a few days later. Welch is the president of the D209 board.

14 Comments:

  • I have decided to remove my child from district 209 and obtain a loan to pay for private school. I would never send my children to Proviso until they can do better and show me better. Even board members don't send their children to Proviso, Grady Rivers and Shirley Madlock did not send their kids to Proviso. How come? How are they governing our schools and the schools are not good enough for their children. I am confused by their actions. Rivers promoted the magnet school, but did not send his daughter there, he congratualated Welch "the slimball" on what a good job he has done to have the magnet school, but it is not good enough for his child. The test scores will never get better, the schools will never get better, because the board members do not have the best interest in the children. The schools are not good enough for their kids, WELL I AM PULLING MINE OUT BECAUSE IT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR MINE! If you are a board member or a politian in Proviso they should promote the schools. But they are not! The Maywood schools and Proviso High Schools is a cess pool of corruption and contracts.

    Expose these frauds for the hypocrites they are Carl.

    By Blogger District209Parent, at 9:40 PM, January 10, 2006  

  • District209parent, it is not a requirement that one have a child in the schools to be a school board member, only that you be registered to vote in the township. People run for different reasons, for example, to steal all the tax money. You sound like the kind of person I could support if you chose to run for office BECAUSE you cared enough and were smart enough to pull your child from the district.

    By Blogger WhosWatching, at 10:07 AM, January 11, 2006  

  • WELCH IS THE BOOGIE MAN,MOORE IS THE BOOGIE MAN,SLOAN IS THE BOOGIE MAN,GILLIAN ANS CALDERONE ARE THE BOOGIE MEN,SERPICO IS THE BOOGIE MAN,;ETC. SO MANY MEN AND SO LITTLE TIME!I BET ARNIE BRIANT IS JUST SO JEALOUS OF THEM THAT HE IS GOING TO ACT LIKE THE OLD ,FAT LADY THAT HE IS AND THROW A FAKE TEMPER TANTRUM ON HIS SAD SHOW!
    ALSO BRIANT STOP STEALING WELCH'S AND MOORE'S SIGNS OR YOU WILL END UP GETTING ARRESTED AND PAYING A FINE! I SAY THAT WE GET SOME MONEY UP AND SEND BRIANT ON A ONE WAY TRIP TO CHINA OR BETTER YET, THE "WHO CARES WHAT ARNIE SAYS" SHOW AND TELL BRIANT HE IS SO INSIGNIFICANT HE CAN'T EVEN SEE HOW RIDUCULOUS HE HAS BECOME!

    By Anonymous BRIANT'S NEIGHBOR, at 12:13 PM, January 11, 2006  

  • If Arnie Bryant is so insignificant why are you writing about him?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 12:38 PM, January 11, 2006  

  • Chris Welch is a great leader. Mr. Welch has the highest standard of ethics of any other elected official in Proviso and he is an effective leader who can get things done!
    I support Mr. Welch because as a lawyer and a scholar he has shown to have good judgement in a crisis and he follows through on his commitments.Mr. Welch is a good listener,a strong leader and is independent of special interests and truely cares about the average person.
    Chris Welch, or as his friends call him "The Hammer", is also Intelligent,hardworking,and shares all Proviso's values of family,community and friendship!
    He is future-orientated,Charismatic and can solve problems creatively!
    Because Mr. Welch is such an accomplishes student, he understands and is commitment to education is so strong, because as a lawyer he spent so much time in school that he knows the value of a strong education and how important it is to a child's future and that will make him be committed to education as a public official.
    Let me highlight the hard work Mr. Welch has done.He has fought through the corrupt maze that was at Proviso 209,which was set up by Manzo and Cogliniese and Yarbrough, and has changed that culture into the motto "There is no room for failure,"'Only success will be tolerated"! That is why Jackson and Gilchrist were shown the doore and Ms. Lane and all her taliban folks were expelled from Proviso!
    As Chris says, " don't ask me for favors for yourselves, I seek to be the stae representitve for all Proviso and especially for our children and there education'!
    Go Chris Go!

    By Anonymous Rev. Porte, at 3:10 PM, January 11, 2006  

  • A Maywood Fireman says

    Chris you wrote the above comment, Rev Porter is too busy stealing from social programs, committing arson, committing adultury with one of your common sexual partners and kissing your ass for pro bono work...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:09 PM, January 11, 2006  

  • God Bless u Rev. Porte, u speek the "TRUTH"

    To the aledged "Maywood Fireman", the last smoke u saw was when your brain burned writing yo lies on this blog!

    Hose yourself!

    By Anonymous 209 parent, at 4:20 PM, January 11, 2006  

  • RE: BRIANT'S NEIGHBOR said...

    Looks like "Frank the Fake" is over the fence again and now blasting "Arnie B" for no good reason!

    Frank the Fake, why are you taking shots at Arnie, what gives? For years he let you on his show and allowed you to blow wind all over the western suburbs and now for... what ever reason your back with Cross, Welch, Rivers, Ryan, Walsh, Madlock, Gillian, Calderone, Sloan and Moore?

    If this is how you show your thanks, then no thanks.

    You stay over there, we don't want you any more!

    You LOOSER!

    By Anonymous FRANK YANEZ WATCHER, at 4:59 PM, January 11, 2006  

  • Carl, tell us, who is this Yanez fellow? I have been following this for a short time and have noticed his name popping up here and there. I seems by his writings as if he kind of belongs on both sides of the 209 battlegrounds. How's he continue to get away with that? Is he a reporter for a local newspaper?

    Is he a big shot who likes to sit in the backround and not be seen by the public?

    Is he an elected official?

    Is he rich?

    Fill us in...

    By Anonymous Forest Park Reader, at 10:12 PM, January 11, 2006  

  • waitingforMarch says,

    I can't wait to see what power Moore and Welch will be without when they both lose.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:17 PM, January 11, 2006  

  • Yanez, you want to jump in and tell who you are?

    I hesitate to answer the question, "who is Frank Yanez?" because I'm not sure I can give a really good answer.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 1:10 PM, January 12, 2006  

  • Here are some things I've heard about Yanez, but can't say I've verified. He's either from Cuba or ethnic Cuban. He has a foreign medical degree, but is not a physician in the USA. He was on the District 209 school board. He is or was friendly with Don Sloan and Emanuel Christopher Welch. He's concerned about the Proviso Mental Health Board. Someone said Sloan and Yanez had a disagreement about a job connected to the mental health board.

    Anybody want to clarify this info?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 1:41 PM, January 14, 2006  

  • Carl...Looks like Yanez is trying to make himself look Irish this time by using the name of "O'Connor" without the proper CAPS. But, could Frank please explain to us what his real title is, I mean, exactly what is a "Medical Direstor"?
    And, did he ever win election to the 209 Board, or wasn’t he just put there for a short time by his old friend and mentor Paul Esparza and the rest of the old Melrose gang?
    That bull story about the magnet school was also a lie and he knows it! What’s next is he going to try yo make us believe that he invented the “internet” too?
    Personally, I never believed anything he’s ever said, I bet he is a spy at the very least or a cast off piece of shit at best. If they didn’t kick him out of their camp then he is over on our side trying to get information for them, let’s not be total fools!
    He is still a miserable manipulative little liar, any way you look at it, who would be better off, for our sake, staying with Welsh, Slone, and the rest of those bums. We do not like his kind and why should we pick up their dog shit just because it is on our side of the fence now.
    NO THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Frank (Yanez)the Fake Fan Club said..., at 12:16 AM, January 19, 2006  

  • Sorry, I accidentally deleted the comment by Dave O'Connor.

    Frank Yanez is a great man, I should know he saved my life in an emergency room 4 years ago!Dr. Yanez is a man of integrity and honor. He sat on the 209 school board and was the gentleman who first proposed the concept of the Magnet School! He never dispared anyone and he saved the teachers healthcare and the custodians job with his advocacy for them during his time at 209!
    Dr. Yanez is Cuban-American,is a fully Licences Physician in Puerto Rico,Arizona and is eliable for his Illinois Licence come august 2006.He states he seeks to be closer to his family friends and currently works as a Medical Direstor for an Insurance Company,which is affilated with Meisorow Insurance Company!
    Dr. Yanez also completed a Fellowship in Geratric Medicine and in Substance Abuse and Mental health!
    Dr. Yanez in the past supported various canididates with his time and with donations!Dr. Yanez always is concerned about his community and that is why he is involved.He does not look to hire his friends, but seeks the best for his community!
    Dr. Yanez is interested in Improving Mental Health services in Proviso, for which way to long there has been an empty void for families and individuals seeking help in Proviso! Dr. Yanez wants to revolutionize Mental Health services and Substance Abuse services in Proviso, but certain indivuduals, such as Sloan and Welch,don't want it to happen because there would be know way for them to make money!Dr. Yanez is very dissapointed in both of these men, because he took them at there word before the election, and he realized that they were just lying to get his support , his money,his effort,and that neither is a man of priniciple , and to Dr. Yanez and probably to all of us " A man who does not keep there word is not a man"," he is a liar".
    I am sure Dr. Yanez will work hard to improve these services with or without Sloan.Dr. Yanez knows that Marey Herrel and State Rep. Yarbrourgh are committed to improving those Mental Health services, so he will provide assistance to those who want to do the right thing!
    Dr. Yanez has no use for incompentent,broke down,fools like Sloan and Sloan's friends!

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 7:59 AM, January 20, 2006  

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