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Proviso Probe

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

KLEPT, if one is good, two must be better, right? [D89]

First District 89 (Maywood and Melrose Park elementary schools) didn't need to replace the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. Then the board instructed Superintendent Cynthia Broughton to present six candidates, one of whom is the daughter of a Maywood trustee and political ally of the board.

Shockingly the daughter of the Maywood pol was hired. But the board didn't stop there. It hired another candidate, just because. See Maywood Herald (Chris LaFortune):
Perkins [the daughter of Maywood Trustee Edwenna Y. Perkins] will work at a salary of $115,000 for next year, while Ballard will work at a salary of $85,000, Broughton said Thursday. The board approved the hirings at a special board meeting last Wednesday.

"What happened was, both candidates were very impressive in our interviews," School Board President Grady Rivers said. "We felt like there was a role for both."

26 Comments:

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    By Anonymous what's the matter with the negroes, at 9:06 PM, August 30, 2006  

  • The question I have is, how can Gary Woll be running for trustee after 25 years of leaving Maywood worse off ever since he has been there, and now his fellow trustee Perkins hiring her daughter at 89? Is Gary with her still or is he against her now?
    Also to Proviso Guru, who sttaes to be a loyal democrat, and thus by his reasoning would vote for Hitler or Stalin if they also were Democrats, why don't you get offended when Blacks steal from Blacks, like Perkins,Rivers Welch,Kelly,Flowers and others do it?

    By Anonymous Stunned Democrat, at 9:11 PM, August 30, 2006  

  • To: "What's the matter with negroes" & "Stunned Democrat"

    Theresa Kelly has no family members employed by District 209.

    Get your facts straight...

    And as I said before...beware of back to back postings saying the same thing and employing the same nonsensical writing style.

    (9:06 & 9:11)

    Do not try to insult our intelligence!

    By Anonymous Just the facts man!, at 8:10 AM, August 31, 2006  

  • Revisted...


    Congratulations are in store for Shirley Madlock!

    Three cheers!

    Shirley Madlock's youngest sister, Tamara Robinson was just hired by District 209 as the payroll coordinator & business office supervisor! She will be replacing Carolyn Jones who recently resigned. (Carl, remember...you asked me to email you her name in an earlier posting).

    Kudos and accolades!

    Please give Shirley Madlock a hand…this is her reward for voting with the majority. Is that why she held out against Libka? Rumor has it that madlock was upset that she hasn’t received a proper piece of the cash/job windfall that Chris Welch and the rest of the majority board has enjoyed. I guess that was her way of playing hard-ball.

    Well…looks like it worked!

    So, yep, you guessed it...another District 209 majority board family member has just obtained employment! So, let's take inventory, you have Sue Henry's daughter, Shirley Madlock's sister, Chris Welch's approximately 13 relatives including his brother, all working for the District they preside over.
    This is "What's the matter with negroes" for you "stunned democrat".

    Actions speak volumes!

    In order for District 209 to improve and prosper, Chris Welch, Shirley Madlock, Sue Henry and Danny Adams need to resign immediately...before any more damage is done.

    3:13 PM, August 28, 2006

    By Anonymous In case you forgot, at 10:15 AM, August 31, 2006  

  • Just the facts man don't know what she is talking about. Kelly's next door neighbor Ron Crain works at P.W. as a janitor. He is the husband of a lady Kelly worked with at Comed. Kelly's tenant Eric Macon works at P.W. Kelly's cousin Pam Jolly works at P.W. Kelly's aunt Dorothy Ray works at P.W. Kelly's god daughter, Amy Relfs, works at P.W. Kelly's son Dwon Kelly, works at P.W. during the basketball season. He also DJd homecoming at P.E. two years ago for $14,000. Kelly's cousin Ed Howard works at PE as a camera operator making $40,000 to watch cameras. Kelly's nephew L.T. Taylor works at P.W. as a night foreman althouth he's never there. He runs a construction business, and he's always out working that when he's suppose to be at P.W. He also uses the Proviso trucks and supplies to operate his side business. Kelly's neice Marcy Thomas works at PMSA. Kelly's friend Luther Curtis works at PW as a security guard. Curtis' wife worked with Kelly at Comed also. I could go on, but you get my point.

    By Anonymous Correcting the Facts Man, at 1:53 PM, August 31, 2006  

  • check out this link for the full story on how Theresa Kelly took care of her son at Proviso West:

    http://archives.pioneerlocal.com/cgi-bin/ppo-story/archives/localnews/2003/nl/06-18-03-42775.html

    By Anonymous Correcting the Facts Man, at 2:36 PM, August 31, 2006  

  • Again, you could go on, but you would just be opening mouth and inserting foot!

    From here on out, I will refer to you as "the stalker", unless you would like for me to call you by your real name "Emannuel"? Your choice...

    Let's start from the beginning!

    1. Ronald Craine is a neighbor...not a relative. He was hired during Manzo's Presidency. Ronald Craine has a bachelor degree and has 30 years of service from Oscar Meyer where he was a supervisor.

    So that's 1 wrong.


    2. Eric Macon worked at Proviso West years before he rented an apartment from Theresa Kelly. And he is not a relative.

    So that's 2 wrong.

    3. Dorthy Raye has worked at Proviso West for over 20 years. And yes, she is not a relative of Theresa Kelly.

    So that's 3 wrong. Wow...you're doing pretty bad!

    Let's continue...shall we...

    4. Ami Relf is a teacher who was hired on her own merits. Her mother Mrs. Relf has worked in District 89 as a teacher for about...30 years. Ami just completed her masters program from DePaul and graduated magna cum laude! We need more "qualified" teachers like her. And, you guessed it...She is not a relative of Theresa Kelly.

    Ok, So post another wrong answer for the stalker! So that's 4 wrong out of 4.

    5. I'm sorry, but Dwon Kelly doesn’t work for District 209. Please check with your current HR Dept for confirmation. Not an article from 2003…

    Now, that's wrong answer number 5!


    6. Ed Howard...again, whoever he is...he is not a relative of Theresa Kelly.

    Ok, now that's wrong answer number 6! Getting a little ridiculous huh? Don't worry...it gets better!

    Ok, so who's next...?


    7. LT. Taylor. So you're claiming he's a nephew. That's really interesting and humanly impossible. Webster's dictionary defines a nephew as, "A son of one's brother or sister or of the brother or sister of one's spouse." So, which one is LT? Let's go with neither! LT is not a relative of Theresa Kelly!

    Dear Mr. Stalker...can you please get one right. This is getting kinda sad and boring, but we'll labor through this to set the record straight!

    Oh, I lost count...that's 7 wrong answers out of 7. Damn Emmanuel, what gives?

    Ok, now to Marci Thomas, or should I refer to her as the minister Marci Thomas. Again, since Niece is the female version of Nephew...again, this is humanly impossible. Please refer to #7. And...Again, Marci Thomas is not a relative of Theresa Kelly.

    So now that's 8 wrong answers. At this rate, you'll have more wrong answers than you had votes during your humiliating loss to Karen Yarbrough.

    Almost done...

    9. Luther Curtis, ok, you didn't claim him as a relative...as you say, he's a friend.

    Since Theresa Kelly has lived in Maywood all her life and attended Washington Elementary, Proviso East and worked for Common Wealth Edison for over 30 years, I would like to think she made a friend or two through out her life.

    Emmanuel "the stalker", this is truly pathetic. I really expect more from an elected official and our school board president. Then again, why should I? He's a career politician and a lawyer. It doesn’t get any slimier than that!

    Now, please list all of your relatives that currently work for District 209. You can start with your godmother Alexis Wallace…than go to her sister Delester Palm. Funny! Since Alexis is the principal and Delester is her 2nd in command…we can refer to them as Fidel and Raul! Now, commence to name the other District 209 employed relatives…and don’t forget your brother.

    Again, the sooner we get Chris Welch and the majority board out of our district the better. Again, I am asking for Chris Welch’s resignation immediately! Our community deserves better!

    By Anonymous To Emmanuel "the Stalker", at 3:52 PM, August 31, 2006  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:15 PM, August 31, 2006  

  • Don't post under "anonymous"; use a pseudonym.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 5:34 PM, August 31, 2006  

  • I am amazed by the audacity of Grady Rivers and Theresa Kelly!
    First for Rivers stating the obvious that he could care less about what the children need, and instead only caring about what his friends want and hiring another pencil pusher for six figures.
    Second, with Theresa Kelly who some how has escaped the public light of misdoings, because she has attacked Chris Welch, thus distracting the spotlight away from her corrupt past!
    The only differance between Rivers and Kelly is that Kelly has done it and will do it again, what Rivers has done, but nobody will attack her because it's not the popular thing to do now!!
    Remeber, everybody now is doing the"popular thing" and "bad mouthing" Welch and attacking Welch, but the truth is that Kelly has done the same things Welch is accused of, Flowers did the same things when he ran 89, and now Rivers is doing the same things.
    What's the differance if it's Welch or Kelly or Flowers or Rivers when they are all doibg it? The differance my friends are is that Welch has always been a threat to them and they want to bury him, because Welch is young,smart,educated and ambitous, and neither of these broke niggas will allow for an "uppity" nigga to get ahead of them!!

    By Anonymous Welch was 'nt that bad after all, at 8:49 PM, August 31, 2006  

  • I am absolutely appalled at the insinutation that Thea Perkins, the daughter of the Maywood Trustee with the same last name, was hired by District 89 solely because of her mother's political influence.

    Thea Perkins was principal of Longfellow School in Oak Park for the past several years and had the profound respect of her staff and school parents. I have three children who attend Longfellow School and our entire school community is sad to see her leave. She is a gracious, intelligent and hardworking individual who is also an effective adminstrator, educator, and advocate. She thrived in our school system that has exceedingly high expectations.

    Oak Park will miss her and I am not the only person who feels that way. Any insinuation that she is incompetent and only hired because of her political ties is just downright insulting.

    District 89 is going to be the beneficiary of a fine educator by the name of Thea Perkins. Be thankful that you are getting her. She will be missed in Oak Park.

    By Anonymous Oak Parker, at 9:02 PM, August 31, 2006  

  • Ok,"Oak Parker" alias Edwenna Perkins, we will fall for the fake concerned parent comment!No way!
    Perkins your a bum and a thief and have no respect for the community or for children and you need to go to jail!
    Now get off the blog, lady unless you can defend your sorry position!

    By Anonymous Nice Try Perkins, at 9:21 PM, August 31, 2006  

  • Chirs people know that you are trying to equate Kelly with your corrupt ass. You realize that you are done in Proviso, so what do you do? You include Kelly in comments bad mouthing you and her. Nice try. Also, nice try with trying to equate Rivers to Kelly. Chris do you really think people are that stupid? Remember Proviso is smarter than you think! They didn't vote your punk ass in as state rep! Remember they did not fall for the eight mailings that you sent out. By the way those were great for scooping up dog shit with. Rememer they did not fall for the thousands of signs that cluttered their neighborhoods.

    Give up you piece of shit, Proviso knows your every move. Heard you are panicking. Can't put a ticket together for April. Yeah, the Italian mayors have slammed their doors in your face. Can't pull this one off, HUH? Gene' belly is getting in the way of your master plan? The love affair between the two is not all roses. Enough said, you are pitiful!

    Maybe we need a freedom of information on how many relatives you have working at the school. I know of five cousins that work security. Now did they live in the disfunctional party house on Bohland? Are they blood cousins or was the house you grew up in a half way house for strays and runaways? What about your brother, former thug, turned janitor at Proviso? Ok, that totals five. Now I heard that the decrepit principal at West was your godmother, so we won't add that to the list, but her equally decrepit sister works at West also. Now all of these people got their jobs during your dishonest sevice as Bord President. Makes one wonder who is really hiring their family tree?

    Let's not forget the people who donated to your campaign fund: Lexis Wallace, Dione Thomas, and Mcgee-McDaniel. Hey, if I am lying look it up and say it ain't so! WOW! Did they get their jobs around or before the time they received their high paying positions? I ain't made at you; you got to work it to win it! They rubbed your back and you rubbed their pockets. BUT your punk ass lost!

    It's on! You SISSY!

    By Blogger Everybody_hates_Chris_with_A_Passion, at 11:02 PM, August 31, 2006  

  • Question, has 209 posted positions for asst. supt? Wonder who will get those jobs. Rumor has it that Murphy and Libka need to start sending their resumes off, because this new supt. is cleaning house.

    CAN CAPTAIN UNCLE TOM NEGRO, CHRIS WELCH SAVE THEIR JOBS? WILL HE CHOOSE LIBKA OVER MURPHY?

    Of course Welch will persuade his board of flunkies, Adams, Madlock, and Henry to vote Libka in and Murphy out. That is the most Uncle Tomest thing to do.
    NO MOORE WELCH!

    P.S. Did anyone peep the misprint in the Herald? They referred to Welch as Welsh. They finally got his true name correct. He ain't nothing but a WELSH!

    Courtesy of Webster's dictionary:Etymology: probably from Welsh, adjective
    1 sometimes offensive : to avoid payment -- used with on
    2 sometimes offensive : to break one's word : RENEGE
    - welsh·er noun, sometimes offensive

    EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS!

    By Blogger Everybody_hates_Chris_with_A_Passion, at 11:21 PM, August 31, 2006  

  • I wonder if Carl or the Sun Times can get a list of every employee in Proviso and 89 and 88 and compile the list to see who is who and how their related to either a present or past board member or Mayor in Proviso! I think we'll all know why our children can't read or write!I wonder what Theresa Kelly will do?

    By Anonymous Theresa looks good for 70, at 11:10 AM, September 01, 2006  

  • The person who's writing about Theresa Kelly is disturbed and obsessed. I would suggest for Theresa Kelly to report this man to the proper authorities due to his stalking nature and unbalanced personality. Why else would he write about her in such a derogatory fashion in a posting that doesn't concern her?

    The extremely sad part about his postings is that you just dragged several innocent people through the mud due to your false accusations. People like LT, Dorthy Raye, Ronald Craine, Marci Thomas etc. These people become victims when you choose to write about their personal lives due to your overzealousness and obsession with Theresa Kelly. The people you named in your postings are not politicians or elected officials, nor do they claim or aspire to be. These people didn’t receive their jobs through political favors nor are they campaign contributors. They are just average citizens living out their lives to the best of their abilities. In your previous postings, you have purposely insulted “senior citizens”, “single mothers”, “welfare recipients”, “women”, “pregnant teens”, “tax-payers”, “District 209 citizens and parents”, as well as accusing almost everyone of being a “Nazi” or “communist”. I’m sure I am not alone when I state that your constant, immature bickering and rhetoric is “tired” and has no place in an intelligent discussion.

    The person who wrote this is a self-proclaimed "successful attorney", when actually he's a career politician and a lawyer...in other words, a slime ball!

    This same person told the citizens of Melrose Park that his mother died in a car crash when he was younger.

    Listen, anyone who can blatantly lie about a situation this morbid holds nothing sacred. "Emmanuel" has no honor, no pride and subsequently no life! If he can fabricate a lie of this magnitude just to get elected, then he definitely doesn’t give a damn about the students, the citizens or even his own campaign base. There is no honor among thieves...

    For the sake of this posting...we'll refer to him as "Emmanuel" or “the board president.”

    Think about it, "Emmanuel" wants us all to think he is some random citizen, when in actuality he's an elected official. You know, kind of like the ostrich who puts his head in the sand and thinks no one can see him...like the obese kid who hides behind a street pole…We see you!

    This behavior from "Emmanuel" is commonplace and shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. Remember, the vicious smear campaign he ran against Karen Yarbrough and her family? “Emmanuel’s campaign against Yarbrough was one of the most disgusting displays of personal attacks I have ever seen perpetrated against another politician, let alone, a woman. It was sickening!
    If you would like to revisit some of these campaign atrocities, please go to his blog, “building a better community” by the “Truth Tellers of Proviso”. You can connect to this link on the home page of the Proviso Probe in the section, “blogs, proviso”.

    This type of immature and tactless behavior has no place in our District. Chris Welch needs to be shown the exit door from our community. Again, I am calling for Chris Welch’s resignation from our school board and departure from our community. We deserve better!

    By Anonymous Emmanuel "the stalker", at 11:50 AM, September 01, 2006  

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    By Anonymous Did Theresa have a Face lift?, at 12:54 PM, September 01, 2006  

  • No speculating on medical conditions of public officials unless they directly pertain to performance of duties, e.g. Stroger's stroke.

    Also, passing rumors about public officials using illegal drugs will be deleted unless the allegations are reasonably well founded and relevant. If so-and-so likes a little blow on her/his spare time, so be it.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 1:05 PM, September 01, 2006  

  • People let's work reallly really hard to get this ass out of Proviso. This guy is one sick mal-adjusted punk bitch. He picks on women that are old enough to be his mother. I am sure he wouldn't talk to any man like the way he talks and disrespects women, because a real man would kick his punk bitch ass. The way Welch treats women speaks a lot about his character as a man. I wonder if he treats his mother this way. Well, according to Welch his parents died in a car crash and he was raised by his grandparents. This is the morbid lie he told to the people of Melrose Park, which also illustrates how much of an ass this guy really is.

    He is disrespectful to Kelly at board meetings, with his use of profanity and name calling. Also, the police were called to his home some years ago for him jumping on his then fiance.
    Welch wants people to become distracted from April' school board election, but little does he know. IT'S ON!

    By Blogger welch_is_an_ass, at 11:16 PM, September 01, 2006  

  • If Thersa Kelly runs for 209 in April, not only will she lose, but she will tarnish Flowers and Yarbrough, because nobody will then be able to believe them when they say they are planning to clean up 209 and end with cronyism and put the money instead to our children.
    Warning to Flowers, you have worked hard, struggled hard, fought alone,withstood the attacks, to now when your closer than ever to finally achieving your goal to truely improve 209, to let a mishap like Kelly run on your name and reputation!!!
    Don't do it Charles, let her run by herself with another group, neither Karen or yourself needs to be brandished, and tarnished with the brush of Kelly and her past!!!

    By Anonymous Careful Charles and Karen, at 10:41 AM, September 02, 2006  

  • Well, Well, Welch is at it again. Just like the Uncle Tom he is, he is trying to divide and conquer. Mr. Welch it is not going to work. You ruined Moore's name in the last election, but I think Moore was already ruined when he meet your sorry punk ass. Just be ready to hand it over in April. It's on, you sissy!

    By Blogger welch_is_an_ass, at 2:12 PM, September 02, 2006  

  • To: "Careful Charles and Karen"

    What a desprate plea!

    The pressure and these comments must be getting to you huh "Emmanuel"?

    And they should, and they should!

    Chris Welch must resign and leave District 209!

    By Anonymous Under pressure, at 2:20 PM, September 02, 2006  

  • Dave says: Throw all the bums out! Get an entirely new schoolboard and let the new superintendent clean up the place. There is lots of dead weight at Proviso; security guards who don't do their job, secretaries who don't show up on time, teachers who don't teach, janitors who don't clean.and on and on

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:48 PM, September 02, 2006  

  • Welch has disgraced this community for far to long. His empty law suits and personal threats are an embarrassment to school government. He has done nothing for education in his six years on the board. The magnet school is falling apart and is not living up to what was expected of it. He has put contracts and jobs before the Black and Latino children of Proviso. He needs to resign from Distrtict 209's board immediately. WELCH MUST GO!

    By Blogger welch_is_a_coon, at 8:17 PM, September 03, 2006  

  • I just read this thread for the first time and I must reply to one of the earliest in this thread "stunned democrat". As far as I know, I have never met Ms. Perkins daughter and know nothing of whether she is qualified. Like many of you, I have heard that, even if she is well qualified, this appointment was NOT the choice of the superindentent and that is the continuing crying shame of the way 89 and 209 are run. Finally, it is absolutely certain that I have never supported Ms. Edwenna Perkins in her many runs for office. In fact i have always opposed her campaigns and been totally unimpressed by her "I am just asking a question" that has alienated her from the board and causes her to be on the one side of many 6-1 votes.

    By Anonymous garywoll, at 11:46 PM, September 05, 2006  

  • Gary Woll, you are such a liar!!!
    Why do you always come by my house late at night and on weekends, when your all boozed up?
    Now your truely showing your yellow streak by not aknowledging me???
    Your no good Woll! Don't come back no more, beggin, and cryin, and makin promises!!!
    Your Done with me!

    By Anonymous You know you were'nt that good, Gary, at 3:56 PM, September 06, 2006  

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