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Proviso Probe

Thursday, April 13, 2006

KLEPT, Board Member Maria Castrejon hires live-in boyfriend [D88]

Earlier, Proviso Probe covered how Board Member Marilyn Thurman hired a member of her household (Laron Murphy) at District 88. According to Board Member John Wicks the position was advertised as being without benefits, but after the candidates were selected the positions had benefits.

In the same line item in the minutes the board hired Juan Lean. Proviso Probe has confirmed Lean is the live-in boyfriend of Board Member Maria Castrejon.

I assume Illinois' conflict of interest law applies. But if State's Attorney Dick Devine, Attorney General Lisa Madigan and U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald don't enforce the law, it's like the law doesn't exist.

25 Comments:

  • Maria Castrejon and Marilyn Thurman are both despicable. The message that they are sending to our youth is that they can be bought like a two dollar hoe. They are both embarrassments to the community.

    By Blogger Crome_Dome, at 8:24 PM, April 13, 2006  

  • Also, what are Marilyn Thurman's accomplishments as a board member? Absolutely NOTHING, NADA! She has been on the board long enough to go get her GED, BA, MA, and a doctorate in education. She has given District 88 15 years of SHIT. She needs to be put on trial like Suddam Hussein. The children in District 88 have suffered far to long under her demise. She is far worse than any of these new found nemesises: Chris Welch, Tommy Miller, Shirley Madlock. Let's impeach the President of District 88.

    By Blogger Crome_Dome, at 8:28 PM, April 13, 2006  

  • Hey Crome Dome, you seem to be really upset with Ms. Thurman. It`s not her fault. The people of the community keep voting her in. She is only doing what the old machine politicians are telling her to do. She never acts without consulting with the outside first, NEVER!!!why do you think they tore down a solid well maintained school (old Thurgood) to build a new Middle School for $21Mil and there was no proof of area growth or for that matter rapid family growth. the real facts are that the building could have been constructed for about 7 to 10 Mil as is. Thurman started out honest and fair. i remember as a former district employee but she let others buy her out for self agendas. This is why she is the way she is today. She has successfully employeed her family and in-laws in the district. they all make a good living but some are not qualifeied. she uses her outside influence to control the other members of the board who have sold thier sole for jobs and bail bond cards. lets face it, she is a part of the old machine that is still trying to destroy the last piece of dist.88. Maybe the other board minority need to latch on to the thurman crew and she may share the pie. thats what Castrejon did and she got her boyfriend hired. Mr. Miller did it also and his wife got a job at 209 and he has several positions in a school that he does not even teach in. So dont hate on thurman, latch on to her coat tail and get in where you fit in.

    "The Machine Will Never Die"

    By Anonymous "grape juice", at 12:06 AM, April 14, 2006  

  • GRAPE JUICE YOU ACT LIKE THE MACHINE IS A THING TO BE PROUD OFF YOU ASSHOLE. THOSE PEOPLE OVER AT DISTRICT 88 SHOULD BE IN JAIL.THEY ARE THINKING ABOUT CHILDREN. TELL THE MACHINE TO GO TO HELL!!!!!

    By Anonymous SICK & TIRED, at 8:22 AM, April 14, 2006  

  • Thurman is smart because Baxter tells her what to do!
    Thurman will be flipping soon on Welch and Benny from Stone Park and will join forces with Wicks!
    Thurman and Wicks will fire Welch and Burdi!
    Benny from Stone Park will be cutting Welch's lawn in three years,after Karen and Ronnie and Pasqualli help elect a new latino mayor in Stone Park!
    Castrejon and her boyfriend will be cleaning Welch's house after they are booted from 88 and will start a maid service company!
    Benny and all his 50 family members who work in stone park will all be asking Welch for jobs!

    By Anonymous Hog's get slaughtered, at 11:08 AM, April 14, 2006  

  • Maria is a good person and is just trying to help her people for a change. We Hispanics get left out all the time but Maria is looking out for us and getting jobs for our people. Everyone else does it this way and there is not nothing wrong with helping your people. The Italians do it the best just look at Bellwood and all these other towns so please leave our Maria alone.

    By Anonymous Maria's friend from Melrose, at 4:56 PM, April 14, 2006  

  • MARIA CASTRJON IS A SELL OUT TO THE HISPANIC RACE. SHE IS A PUPPET FOR THE MAN LIKE THE OTHERS WHO HAVE SOLD US OUT. YOU CAN COUNT ON IT THAT THIS IS HER LAST BID FOR THE CLERK SPOT IN STONE PARK. GOODBYE MARIA, YOU FORGOT WHERE YOU CAME FROM SO ITS TIME TO EAT CROW,

    By Anonymous "REAL HISPANIC VOTER", at 8:45 AM, April 15, 2006  

  • MARIA CASTRJON IS A SELL OUT TO THE HISPANIC RACE. SHE IS A PUPPET FOR THE MAN LIKE THE OTHERS WHO HAVE SOLD US OUT. YOU CAN COUNT ON IT THAT THIS IS HER LAST BID FOR THE CLERK SPOT IN STONE PARK. GOODBYE MARIA, YOU FORGOT WHERE YOU CAME FROM SO ITS TIME TO EAT CROW,

    By Anonymous "REAL HISPANIC VOTER", at 8:46 AM, April 15, 2006  

  • MARIA CASTRJON IS A SELL OUT TO THE HISPANIC RACE. SHE IS A PUPPET FOR THE MAN LIKE THE OTHERS WHO HAVE SOLD US OUT. YOU CAN COUNT ON IT THAT THIS IS HER LAST BID FOR THE CLERK SPOT IN STONE PARK. GOODBYE MARIA, YOU FORGOT WHERE YOU CAME FROM SO ITS TIME TO EAT CROW,

    By Anonymous "REAL HISPANIC VOTER", at 8:47 AM, April 15, 2006  

  • Dear "real"

    You are not real if you try to unseat Maria. She has helped us out a lot you just don't know. We need to add to our numbers not subtract. If you were talking about Martinez, I would understand but not Maria

    By Anonymous Maria's friend from Melrose, at 6:47 PM, April 15, 2006  

  • Grape Juice you are very comical in your sacartistic comments. People with morals and values do not hang out with whores who steal from children. So, I adamently refuse your invite to "get on board."

    Marilyn Thurman has destroyed this community! And you are right, she has not done it by herself. She and others have destroyed the students' of this community chance for a better education. Did you have any children to attend District 88 under her reign? Well, I hope the hell not, because they probably can't read and can't compete with any student from Oak Park or Elmhurst school districts.

    As for Miller and Anderson, they are both disgraces. Pasquele should be ashamed of putting Ronald Anderson on the ballot. Can we say criminal with a speech impediment? As for Miller, can we say illiterate and just plain DUMB! Also, what did Miller do in the Chicago Public School district? Is he still under investigation? Would you want your children under this type of leadership? If so then, "get on board!"

    Grape Juice you seem very ignorant in your use of words: "stop hatin". Yes, I am "hatin" because the children of this community are suffereing at the hands of WHORES and THEIVES. Wake up Mister Charlie, slavery ended over 400 years ago. But I see that your brain is still shackled. You are the poster child for the Mis-Education of the Negro. I am praying for you brotha.

    By Blogger Crome_Dome, at 6:48 PM, April 15, 2006  

  • Maria Castrejon is an Uncle Tomas. My Spanish is not the best, but that means, Uncle Tom in English. She has sold her soul and her community out for pennies. She is not Robin Hood. She is ROBBING the HOOD. She is no better than Thurman, Anderson, or Miller. The only difference between her and her cronies is that her IQ might be five points higher than theirs, which is not saying much. She is a weak sap that folds under pressure. The hell with Castrejon.

    By Blogger Crome_Dome, at 6:55 PM, April 15, 2006  

  • THE WHOLE SCHOOL DISTRICT CAN SEE THAT THE MAYOR FROM STONE PARK IS TELLING THE CLERK MARIA WHAT DIRECTION TO GO WHEN SHE VOTES ON THAT SCHOOL BOARD. I AM NOT DUMB TO THAT FACT CROME DOME. BUT WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DESTRUCTION? DID MARIA OR DID SHE NOT LEARN A LESSON FROM THE "MISSING MONEY" FROM THE VILLAGE A FEW YEARS AGO? IT LOOKS LIKE SHE IS TRYING VERY HARD TO ADD "ORANGE" TO HER WARDROBE AT THE HANDS OF MAZZULOS INSTRUCTIONS. DID THE FEDS COMPLETE THE SCAM INVESTIGATION ABOUT STONE PARK YET? THOSE GUYS ARE A BUNCH OF WANNA BE MOBSTERS THAT COULDNT OPERATE TOWN OF 600 LEGAL REGISTERED VOTERS IF THEY WERE ALL RELATED. WHY IS EVERYBODY JOCKIN STONE PARK. FORGET-ABOUT-IT!! THEY DONT MATTER ANYWAY UNTIL THERE IS A NEW VILLAGE HALL IN STONE PARK....XXX EM OUT.

    By Anonymous "grape juice", at 7:13 AM, April 16, 2006  

  • Finally, we see eye to eye. Grape Juice you seem to get it. But what is your solution to the mess in 88 and 209. Everyone is screaming the FEDs, but Proviso Township is like Louisiana during Hurrican Katrina; we keep calling for help, but no one is sending help our way. SOS PLEASE!

    By Blogger Crome_Dome, at 10:43 PM, April 16, 2006  

  • You all are talking about Maria Castrejon, Marilyn Thurman, Miller and Anderson. What about John Wicks and Antoinette Dorris? James K. Graham is a cousin of Mr. Wicks. Did anyone say anything when Wicks voted to hire his cousin? What about Ms. Dorris' next door neighbor working in the district as a janitor? Did anyone say anything when she voted to hired her neighbor? Let's cut out all the crap. What the fight is about in 88 and 209 is whose cronies are going to get hired. If Wicks and Dorris are getting their way, their ok. When they are not, they are not ok. Problem: Who is talking about the kids? Where was Wicks and Dorris during the superintendent search? Word on the street is they didn't show up for the majority of the interviews. I think we see what's going on here.

    By Anonymous Board Watcher, at 3:27 PM, April 18, 2006  

  • I would rather have board members recuse themselves when their relatives apply for jobs, but what I'd prefer isn't the law.

    However, it is the law that board members can't vote on stuff where they stand to gain financially.

    You'd have to do pretty detailed accounting to disprove the presumption that increasing the income of a member of the household doesn't benefit the owner of the household.

    Castrejon and Thurman got some dubious legal advice when they voted to hire members of their household in a 4-3 vote.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 4:47 PM, April 18, 2006  

  • Both Thurman and Castrejon are idiots and their legal advice is coming the leader of all IDIOTS: Welch. I can't wait until Welch sends these DUMB board members to the state penn. Maybe they will have a cot next to Ryan.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:45 PM, April 18, 2006  

  • STUDENTS FIRST SAYS:

    Board Watcher you are absolutely right! What about the children? But you can't have unethical board members that hire their live in DICKS! Thurman and Castrejon could care less about the children. Look at Thurman, she has been on the board 15 years. Do you know what could have happened in 15 years? She could have turned district 88 around in 5-10 years, but she does not care. She has had the majority of the votes under her tenure as a board member and president. Why didn't she work for the children in her first 8 years on board? Because just like a HOE she was getting PIMPED! Under Thurman's leadership district 88 has gone down to the PITS!
    I know I wouldn't send my child to district 88. Look at the board members: Anderson (criminal and can't read, the dumbest board member to date), Miller (Background check needs to be done? Questions about inappropriate dealings with young ladies! and is the 2nd dumbest board member to date), Castrejon (sold her soul and her community out for a few jobs and has money problems at the clerk's office, the Latino community is ashamed of her because she is getting PIMPED by an Italian), and Thurman (been on the board 15 years and ain't done Shit! Need I say more about Thurman the Exterminator)

    I agree Board Watcher, but 88 needs to clean house! I hope the people will vote these people back to the DUMPS where they came from.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:09 PM, April 18, 2006  

  • Da ghost of Christmas Past says...

    Matt Piers is lurking around Dist 88,,...........

    Can you say....Geno Trombetta......

    Da flip has begun

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Marliyn Thurman: let's talk....too many mouth to feed

    Benny:let's talk bring WLS Joe Vurdi...Get rid of Maria Castrejon..or you'll be a Ryan Cellmate...

    Da rest of you fuck off, your worthless..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:49 PM, April 18, 2006  

  • It's so easy to start pointing fingers and finding fault with what the current board is doing, but many of you fail to acknowledge that many of those issues have been happening since the beginning of time. It's not something that started happening when Thurman and Castrejon became elected officials for this board.

    Carl, why weren't you attending the board meetings and "reporting" when Wicks and Dorris started hiring incompetent people? Not only members of their very extended family, but also friends and acquaintances whom they promised more money than the regular salary allowed. Why was it that they tried to remove some positions from the Union? To pay them more.

    Anyone who is hired, needs to prove that they are capable of doing the job, not only sit and threaten people--Graham--because of whom they are affiliated with.

    If both Castrejon and Thurman have close relatives working in District 88, well, they must not like them very much because they are throwing them into the mouth of the lion...working at District 88 is not easy, and lately, is not peaceful either.

    By Anonymous Get your facts right..., at 10:07 AM, April 19, 2006  

  • James Graham said....


    I very qualified and dignified..for the record...
    and it will come out in the wash.

    But let's look at who's threatening folks now....
    Joe Reed. He also threatend me, and others..One should not expect to get walked over at the workplace.This spineless man hides behind the union and his political cohorts. He had a problem dealing with authority of a younger age...not to mention one that could very well hold his own if needed. Mr. Reed is a lying bible thumper without morals that has an extended agenda...let's end the soap opera for the record.

    John Wicks is not a literal member of my family, but he has and will always be and extended member. He worked for a family member of mine for years..that does not support kinship, nor does it eliminate my capacity to earn a particular salary for my abilities..

    I am currently getting paid more than my District 88 salary by a worldwide leader in my profession.

    My release was a politically motivated by oppossition from various sources that had conflict with John Wicks. He was bought and sold like some on that board, and thats where the conflict comes in. Some of the same sources voted for my services intially.

    It became very apparent that my morals would conflict with others personal agenda, so that is why, most of my recommendations for improvement were dissaproved..because they did not include cash disbursements or subversive activity.

    I have never had a political agenda and have always treated people fairly. As a manager, I expect an honest day pay for an honest days work..and that is not the culture at Dist. 88.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:57 PM, April 19, 2006  

  • Anonymous said...
    James Graham said....


    I very qualified and dignified..for the record...
    and it will come out in the wash.

    But let's look at who's threatening folks now....
    Joe Reed. He also threatend me, and others..One should not expect to get walked over at the workplace.This spineless man hides behind the union and his political cohorts. He had a problem dealing with authority of a younger age...not to mention one that could very well hold his own if needed. Mr. Reed is a lying bible thumper without morals that has an extended agenda...let's end the soap opera for the record.

    John Wicks is not a literal member of my family, but he has and will always be and extended member. He worked for a family member of mine for years..that does not support kinship, nor does it eliminate my capacity to earn a particular salary for my abilities..

    I am currently getting paid more than my District 88 salary by a worldwide leader in my profession.

    My release was a politically motivated by oppossition from various sources that had conflict with John Wicks. He was not bought and sold like some on that board, and thats where the conflict comes in. Some of the same sources voted for my services intially.

    It became very apparent that my morals would conflict with others personal agenda, so that is why, most of my recommendations for improvement were dissaproved..because they did not include cash disbursements or subversive activity.

    I have never had a political agenda and have always treated people fairly. As a manager, I expect an honest day pay for an honest days work..and that is not the culture at Dist. 88.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:02 PM, April 19, 2006  

  • Thurman Family Reunion 2006.

    Hello Family,

    I hope this finds all of my family in good health and spirit. This is to inform all of you that the Thurman Family reunion will be held in the great town of Bellwood Illinois on July 1st, 2006 on the grounds of Bellwood district 88 transportation lot. Located at 640 Eastern Ave across from my Board Room window. We decide to stay local this year because all of our relatives and close family friends are currently working in my school district where I just regained my position asd the "leader" again. why go out of town when we can have our family just take a three or four hour lunch like they do each day and set up tables and have a godd ole "refer smokin, gin drinkin , heroin tootin, time. And free newports to all the underage relatives who work in the kitchen at the jr. high. so see you all there .bye bye for now.

    By Anonymous "grape juice", at 8:19 AM, April 22, 2006  

  • Grape Juice that was the funniest invite I have ever seen. Do you think Thurman will let outsiders come to the reunion?

    By Blogger Crome_Dome, at 12:09 PM, April 23, 2006  

  • why does she use the last name castrejon if she divorced her husband? her husband has a new family yet this woman is using the last name of her ex-husband? Not only that but drops her children at random people's homes and not just on normal weekdays or weekends but even on special dates like holidays
    this is a mockery

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:03 PM, January 25, 2007  

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