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Proviso Probe

Sunday, April 02, 2006

GOV, Ed Brownlie's position to be eliminated [D88]

Ed Brownlie has been a longtime activist in the Proviso community. A while back he filed an EEOC complaint against District 88 alleging that female staff with commensurate qualfications and responsibilities were paid significantly more.

Brownlie had been the director of transportation and special projects. When James Graham, Sr. was fired as director of facilities, Joe Burdi, a Stone Park trustee, was hired as director of transporation.

A source with a copy of the agenda says that tomorrow's board meeting (Monday, April 3) will eliminate Brownlie's position as director of special projects. Brownlie spoke forcefully against the board's decision to place Dr. Willie Mack on administrative leave. Brownlie called it an example of "castrating" a Black man. District 88 has failed to post the agenda online.

The meeting to eliminate Brownlie's position will be held Monday, April 3, 6 PM at the Administrative Center, 640 Eastern Avenue Bellwood, Illinois.

10 Comments:

  • James Graham said.....

    It is all about money,The TB test of most employeees has come back positive in the Bus Barn and the Custodial Staff and Adminastrative staff on all levels.. take your shots you can not work around kids with any diease. TB stands for some of the individuals who run the whole gamit. Why castrate a man who doesn't play the People's Cab Game or that of other village officials' who have greed in their hearts and fuck the children..Fire me again.. and again...my nuts hang independently..I will survive...Love me or Hate Me...James K. Graham Sr.

    Gotta Bitch....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:28 PM, April 02, 2006  

  • Brownlee had never been director of transportation, he was a coordinator; he never knew what he was doing since almost every female that worked with him ended up doing what was considered "his" job, so if any woman was paid more than him, it was well deserved and earned because working for him is nothing but a big joke. The man walks around the building pacing, trying to look smart, and trying to look busy.

    The people at the barn did not like him due to his act of superiority towards anyone.

    Woman did not like him because he tried to make them feel inferior. When was the last time "brownee" actually typed a memo that made sense? How many times has he filed lawsuits against the district for descrimination? If he knew his job, and performed it acordingly, there would not be any issues with his job.

    By Anonymous Get the facts..., at 8:50 AM, April 03, 2006  

  • WELL MR. GRAHAM YOU FINALLY CAME TO THE "LIGHT" IN MOORE WAYS THAN ONE.... TB,,I HOPE THE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND BECAUSE ALL OF US AT PROVISO EAST AND WEST DO NOW.WHY DO YOU THINK THE TB WANTED YOU, MR. BROWNLEE AND DR. MACK OUT OF D88? JACKSON,MILLON AND GHILCRIST OUT OF D209.IT IS QUITE SIMPLE. YOU ARE A PROFFESSIONAL ENGINEER. DR. MACK WAS A PROFESSIONAL SUPT. THE TWO OF YOU WERE GETTING TO CLOSE TO THE UNDERCOVER DEALS WORKED BY THE TB. THE TB WHO `S CANCER RUNS DEEP IN THE TOWNSHIP. THE SAME CONTRACTORS WHICH YOU WERE ABOUT TO EXPOSE HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR YEARS AND THEY FLOAT FROM DIST. TO DIST. AND THE "OLD MACHINE" KEEPS THEM FAT WITH CONTRACTS AND JOBS. THE TECHNOLOGY GUY WILL BE NEXT BUT THE WORD IS THAT HE WAS BROUGHT IN BY RON ANDERSON. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE TB WILL DO TO HIM REAL SOON BECAUSE HE DISCOVERED SEVERAL BOGUS COMPANIES WITH THE RECENT TECHNOLOGY IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL. HOW CAN A COMPANY WHO WORKS ON A 21MIL SCHOOL BE OUT OF BUSINESS. THATS BECAUSE THEY NEVER WERE A LIGIT COMPANY FROM THE BEGINING. AS A MATTER OF FACT WORD HAS IT THAT THE TECH CONTRACT WAS GIVEN TO A FRIEND OF THE TB WHO WORKED ALL OF D88 FROM HIS BASEMENT AT HOME. THIS IS A GUY BY THE NAME OF ELLIOT. NO COMPANY, JUST ELLIOT. GOOD WORK MR. GRAHAM. YOU AND MR. STAMPS NEED TO BE CONGRATULATED FOR EXPOSING THIS CRAP. NOW MAYBE THE FEDS WILL STEP IN AND DO A REAL INVESTIGATION SINCE YOU COULD NOT GET ONE DONE BY THE REGIONAL SUPT. OFFICE. SEE MR. GRAHAM YOU ARE A REAL PROFESSIONAL AS IT COMES TO THE CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS. YOU COULD STOP THE UNDERCOVER DEALS AND KICK-BACKS, BUT THE TB CREW SAW THAT AND ELEIMINATED YOU WITH BOGUS CHARGES INVOLVING ONE OF YOUR SUBORDINATES WHO IS STILL RUNNING WILD AND THREATENING MORE EMPLOYEES WITH HIS GANG STLYE MENTALITY. PLEASE MR. GRAHAM TAKE ALL OF YOUR FINDING TO THE FEDS IMMEDIATELLY SO THE CHILDREN OF D88 CAN GET THE SERVICE THEY DESERVE. GOD BLESS YOU AND DR. MACK AND TELL MR. BROWNLEE THAT "JOY SHALL COME IN THE MORNING"

    By Anonymous PROVISO WEST BOOSTER PARENT, at 1:10 PM, April 03, 2006  

  • THERE ARE TO MANY EDUCATED AND WISE PEOPLE IN D-88 TO HAVE BEEN TAKEN BY THE CHRIS WELCH SCAM. WHY WAS IT SO HARD FOR ALL OF YOU ALL TO SEE. HE CHARMS UP TO PEOPLE AND THEN SUCKS THE LIFE OUT OF THEM LIKE A SNAKE. John Wicks and Toni dorris must really feel likw fools now. see how chris turned his back on you for the others. we tried to tell you to leave chris alone but you kept flirting with the enemy. even though wicks was honest about being all for welch but welch screwed him in the but real good. wicks was one of the only outspoken advocates when thurman and her crew dumpped welch last term but now he is back and screwed the people who bought him back. well thats why he is through with politics. done forever. no moore welch in proviso. after 2007 / 2009 the machine will be dead. word is he knows it and wimped out on a recent meeting at d88 and sent his boss mr. roache. dam, must be really bad that the boss has to come out to a committee meeting. it was good to see him though , now i know who the real boos is, not welch.well since last tuesday the welch camp has been quiet. lets just pray that he will put education first until the next election until the real people speak again and turns these schools around.dont worry d88 we will be there in force with you tonight.

    By Anonymous "Grape Juice", at 3:41 PM, April 03, 2006  

  • How in the hell can anyone feel sorry for John Wicks or Ms. Dorris. First of all when Wicks ran againt the first Welch ticket that is when Welch and Ms. Kelly fired Wicks from Proviso.Is Wicks on drugs or what? Hey John , Why do you keep playin with the Devil? You knew that Chris was a snake before you hired him "TWICE" not once but twice. Then he stood on the side and let the machine force Ms. Dorris out of her job at d209.Look out Ms. Busby, you are next. Start looking for another job because it is clear that the table will turn your way next.The only smart one was Phylis Murphy who stood by Welch and endorsed his campaign . That was kind of dangerous for her because the Bellwood Mayor endorsed Yarbrough and his trustee endorsed Welch. Goodbye Murphy. nice knowing ya!!!!!Frank dont play that shit. You be loyal to who supports you all the way. Welch used you for the Bellwood vote by giving you a job at 209.I guess we all have a price huh?? Wake up people.......Stop falling for the Welch trickss. I am a proviso custodian and did not pass out shit for his ass and I wish like hell he or anyone tries to fire me or cut my hours and I will show all of you how to deal with his ass. I got a little juice with the feds and his as will be wearing orange in 24 hours. Chris does not own your jobs. Stop listening to that shit. He cant fire you for not supporting him. Wake Up/

    By Anonymous D209 Custodian, at 4:04 PM, April 03, 2006  

  • WELL WHAT DO YOU KNOW. THE DEAL HAS BEEN CUT FOR THE LITTLE VILLAGE OF STONE PARK TO KEEP A SOLID VOT AND PUT THE TB BACK IN THE DRIVERS SEAT. IF YOU WERE NOT AT THE D88 MEETING LAST NIGHT YOU ALL MISSED ANOTHER DISPLAY OF PETHETIC POLITICS ORCASTRATED BY THE FOUR HORSEMAN. THEY FINALLY STUCK IT TO ALTHEA BUSBY LIKE THEY DID WICKS AND DORRIS. WELL GUYS HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE USED ONE MORE TIME.?? NOTHING CHANGED BUT THE PRES SEAT TO OUST BUSBY FROM THE THRONE. YOU ALL ARE SOME SAD PUPPIES.WHY? WHY? WHY? COME ON MS. BUSBY, PLEASE TELL US YOU SAW THIS COMMING! OR WAS YOUR D209 JOB THREATENED TO GIVE UP THE SEAT? OR DID THEY JUST USE YOU UP UNTIL THEY HAD NO MOORE USE FOR YOU AND "4VOTED" YOU MTO THE CURB ALSO. D88 YOU HAVE SOME REDEEMING TO DO. KEEP THE CHILDREN FIRST MS. BUSBY. SEE YOU IN 2009.

    By Anonymous "grape juice", at 8:08 PM, April 04, 2006  

  • @grape juice: LOL!
    Life must be really good to you...

    By Blogger Cynthia, at 8:56 PM, April 04, 2006  

  • LIFE IS GREAT CYNTHIA. THE TRICK TO IT IS TO STAY OUT OF THE POLITICS IN THIS DAM TOWNSHIP.I GOT MY JOB THE HONEST WAY. FILLED OUT THE APPLICATION AND INTERVIEWED FOR IT LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE. THIS BUDDY SYSTEM THATS GOING ON SUCKS. I FEEL SO BAD FOR SOME PEOPLE BUT THEN ON THE OTHER HAND EVERYONE KNOWS WHO THE BULLSHITTERS ARE IN 88,89,209, AND THE REST. I REALLY WISH THE STATE WOULD COME IN AND TAKE OVER ALL THESE DIST. TO MANY PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED IN SHIT THEY HAVE NO BUSINESS IN. OH WELL I WILL STAY IN CORP. AMERICA.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:27 PM, April 04, 2006  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:29 PM, April 04, 2006  

  • A real muthafucking nigga without clout says.....


    Hope to give Marilyn Thurman a Lupus Attack?

    1. Call Maria Castrejon and tell her about her impeding legal matters....Switch Bitch Benny Can't help u....Unstable board

    2. Fire all of her patronage employees...Bus Barn

    3. FBI investigation...

    4. Make Debra Dudley her daughter's teacher..let her leave your child unattended..

    5. Clean her nasty house

    6. Expose Amy Ralph and Teresa Kelly's secret agreement with her.

    7. Cut off her state assistance...DCFS Hotline

    8. Dick Devine is gong change his legal opinion.....now

    9. People's Cab raid

    10. Lawyer corruption investigation

    11. Pasquale overload

    12. Tommie Miller sex scandal investigation

    13. Ron Anderson sex scandal investigation

    14. Drunk Superintendent gone wrong

    10:23 PM


    Yesterday evening the District 88 board met.

    The board majority replaced Althea Busby as president of the board with Marilyn Thurman. Busby had been elected president when Busby-Castrejon-Dorris-Wicks formed the majority. Castrejon, who is also the elected Stone Park Clerk, switched to the Anderson-Miller-Thurman block about the time the wife of Stone Park Mayor Beniamino Mezzulla got a job at District 209. Emanuel "Chris" Welch, the District 88 attorney, is president of the District 209 board. The Anderson-Castrejon-Miller-Thurman block had been able to pass its motions with Busby as president for months, but decided to replace her at yesterday's meeting.

    District 88 voted to leave PAEC (Proviso Aread Exception Children), a special education consotium, after the 2006-07 school year. Interim Superintendent Dr. Drew Starsiak said the move would save District 88 over $200,000 per year.

    As expected Ed Brownlie's position was eliminated. His contract will not be renewed at the end of this school year. Interim Superintendent Dr. Drew Starsiak states it was an "economically feasible" way to save about $100,000. Board member John Wicks said it was "politically motivated".

    John Wicks and Althea Busby questioned spending on plumbers and cleaning supplies. It has often been alleged that District 88 spends much more for cleaning supplies than is necessary.

    Emanuel "Chris" Welch is the board attorney, but did not attend the meeting. James J. Roche the principal at the firm filled in.

    There was a protracted discussion over approving the minutes of the March 13, 2006 meeting.

    The minutes read, "A motion was made by Mr. Anderson and seconded by Ms. Thurman that the posting for Part-Time Custodial Positions be approved, as discussed in closed session."

    Wicks claims that these minutes do not accurately reflect what happened at the meeting. Wicks alleges the positions were posted as being temporary, part-time and without benefits. After the right people were hired, the positions were upgraded to included benefits.

    The three people hired were:
    * Stanley Hallom
    * Laron Murphy
    * Juan Lean

    Wicks further alleges all three have close personal connections to members of the Anderson-Castrejon-Miller-Thurman block.
    posted by Carl Nyberg at 12:18 PM on Apr 04 2006

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:06 PM, April 05, 2006  

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