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Proviso Probe

Monday, October 02, 2006

GOV, Welch voted out as school district attorney [D88]

Tonight by a 4-3 vote Emanuel "Chris" Welch and his law firm, James J. Roche & Associates, were fired from District 88, the elementary school district serving Bellwood and Stone Park.

The three members who had been in the minority (Althea Busby, Toni Dorris and John Wicks) were joined by longtime board member Marilyn Thurman, who is thought to be allied with Chuck Baxter.

The board justified the decision by citing Welch's exhorbitant legal bills. James J. Roche charged District 88 over $220,000 in a five month period according to one board member.

Board member John Wicks says no quid pro quo arrangements were made with Thurman.

The motion was made under new business and Welch's initial reaction was that he had the vote, "in the bag".

Since the issue was not included in agenda provided in advance Welch may have grounds for challenging the termination.

From page 11 of the Illinois Attorney General Guide to the Open Meetings Act (pdf):
The Act provides that this requirement "shall not preclude the consideration of items not specifically set forth in the [regular meeting] agenda." [Note: "consideration of" has been construed to exclude action on a topic...."

There are a few problems with Welch trying to overturn the decision this way.

1. He was the attorney at the meeting. If he missed it at the time it reflects poorly on his knowledge and skill as an attorney.
2. District 88 fired James K. Graham without properly including the item in the agenda. Welch was the attorney that said it was OK to fire Graham without including the issue in the agenda provided 48 hours in advance.
3. There's nothing to stop District 88 from firing James J. Roche again.

But Welch has been fired from District 88 before and he's been been rehired, so this story might not be over.

[UPDATE: You remember the scene in Robocop where Alderman Miller takes hostages after losing an election. He tells the hostage negotiator, "First, don't fuck with me. I'm a desperate man! And second, I want some fresh coffee. And third, I want a recount! And no matter how it turns out, I want my old job back!"

[Apparently, Chris Welch wants a recount of the vote. And he wants his old job back. See Proviso Insider. Welch is using the idea he read on Proviso Probe to contest getting fired.

[Here's some more free advice for Chris Welch. Remember how the scene ends for Alderman Miller? Robocop grabs Miller through the wall and throws him out the window.]

33 Comments:

  • Couldn't have happened to a better and more corrupt asshole!

    By Anonymous About time...209 is next, at 10:49 PM, October 02, 2006  

  • Just shows Welch that Pasquale can never be trusted. Live by the sword, die by the sword.

    By Anonymous observer, at 10:49 PM, October 02, 2006  

  • Did this just happen?
    Wasn't he fired before?
    Will there be retaliation on Ms Busby since she works for District 209?
    Will she sue his ass?
    What precipitated this firing?
    How can the district afford $220,000 for five months?
    Is he gone for good?
    How could Marilyn?
    Good riddance!

    By Anonymous Bellwoodian, at 10:51 PM, October 02, 2006  

  • Wowwwwwww !! I went to the school board meeting to show my concerns about the transfers of teachers in the District but got a real suprise out of the bag of 88 nuts. It`s about time the REAL board has come togeather. What took place at SD88 was true decission making in the best interest of the education. How much longer was Welch going to milk the district for finances that could got to children.It is plain ridiculous to have legal bills in excess of $200,000.00 in a period of 5 to 6 months. thats MOORE than some small surounding towns. I also learned tonight that welch called in the Scariano law firm to handle some real estate matters and Welch himself is a real estate lawyer. Come on people , its time out for taking from the children. Lets get real here. This move in the right direction was long over due. It is still a mystery why wicks and Dorris advocated to get him back in the first place.The sad thing about it is that welch has shown no loyalty or remorse when he hustled up the votes to join forces with the stone park crew to oust dorris and wicks from the President and Secretary chairs. You see Mr. welch, you need to watch who you lye down with because when you get up you may have fleas on your back and nobody around the help you scratch. You got millers vote because you handed him and his wife jobs at SD209. you got Andersons vote because you kept him out of jail on the drug charges from the raid on his home during his election and he is a childhood pal, so he owes you that. You got Casterhons vote because she is just a "yes man" for the stone Park Mayor, she has not made a decission on her own since she was on the board. And Thurman just went along with the flow because just like Yarbrough & MOORE, you have THURMAN & WICKS, the two are like water and grease. but tonight showed on thing with the four comming togeather that they are truly concerned about the children and not politics. Now if you really want to see SD209 get the law suite of a lifetime , let Welch began to lower the hammer on Ms. Busby. Welch you better lick your wounds and call it a day. you have cost the taxpayers enough. GOOD JOB SD88, KEEP MAKING THE COMMUNITY PROUD TO HAVE YOU AS ELECTED OFFICIALS. Hey Welch, !!give Mr. Miller another job at Proviso. He is going to need the money to put into his own election since you wont have those extra campaign dollars from SD88 next year.

    By Anonymous REAL PROVISO DEM 1981, at 12:24 AM, October 03, 2006  

  • I cant believe I am up and on this blog at 1:00am but dammit it is worth it after the phone call I got tonight. After all the years of this short bald lawyer running around back stabbing and talkin out of both sides of his neck. Mr. ECW has come to realize that not all people are sell outs to him and Mr. Moore. Thank GOD for a few good polititians who still have some integrity and morals left to challenge the rubber stamp machine of Chris W. Did anyone know this was about to happen? Did Chris even know what hit him. It is rumored that he was sitting there like a deer in headlights waiting for the dam truck to hit him and he left the meeting crying. Not the big bad underling of the "MOORESTER". The 88 board shoukld have never hired him back after Thurman and her crew fired him the last time. nothing has changed with Welch. He is an opportunist who seeks support off of political promises to the area Mayors and employees. Poor Coach miller. what a shame to sell your soul to the devil for a job. and to sacrifice your wife up as a patronage lamb as well.You are a poor excuse for a board member. you are what the community is trying to get away from. Hey REAL DEM ? you are so true about the Welch puppets on the 88 board but there are at least four who showed that they are not part of the welch stamp of approval.I love getting calls like this late at night to inform me that there is hope yet for at least one of our schools in the township. you go 88!!

    By Anonymous "A LONG TIME COMMIN", at 1:08 AM, October 03, 2006  

  • Students First Forever........

    I am sick and tired of all the time you assholes spend on trying to do harm to Mr. Welch and Mr. Moore. why cant you just be men and women and tell them face to face how you feel instead of firing the man from his job. Lawyers are very high in demand especiaslly young black ones. Your day is comming for all you haters of mr. welch

    By Anonymous Proviso Parent, at 7:57 AM, October 03, 2006  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:24 AM, October 03, 2006  

  • There are a lot of crooks in this township but why dont you all blog the one who have rippin us off for thirty years? Yall to dam scared to blog the big boys and you know who they are but you will blog the brother every chance you get....PUSSY`S...all of yall. Fuck yall bitches!!!!

    By Anonymous Cousin to Chris, at 9:51 AM, October 03, 2006  

  • The questions I would pose to Welch is, "Did District 88 get $220,000 of value out of your legal services? Did you provide as much value as the four teachers who had to be cut to pay your bills would have provided?"

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 9:56 AM, October 03, 2006  

  • The Students First Party is organized like a low level street gang.

    You have Gene Moore the "O.G." (Original Gangsta), “Universal Elite”, founder and head of the Students First Gang.

    Second in command and the “Minister of Information” is Chris Welch. He is the ground level captain to which all of the foot soldiers report. He assigns the work and confirms that the "Universal Elite" Gene Moore's plans are being implemented.

    Beneath these two high ranking members are the "administrators" that have been blessed by the Universal Elite Gene Moore and put in position by the Minister of Information Chris Welch. These "administrators" usually work for the school districts in some capacity. Here are some of the names of known "administrators", Sue Henry (Gene Moores secretary)and Sue Henry's daughter, Shirley Madlock, Tamara Robinson (Shirley Madlocks sister), Danny Adams, Stan Fields, Bob Libka, Andrew Johnson, Frank Montgomery, Angela McGee McDaniels, Carthel McDaniels (Angela's husband), R.C. Anderson (Pepsi Cola), Mr. Taylor (security Proviso East), Alexis Wallace, Grady Rivers, Laquita Nealy, Pat Samuel, Nikita Johnson, Dilester Palm, Beverly Robinson, Tommy Miller, Marsha Watson, Karen Jones, Alisha Walton, Diana Thomas, Brandon Gayle, Billy Welch and his baby's momma, Stacey Welch's baby's momma, Teddy Edmunds, Mrs. Daniels, Mr. Curtis, Tony Santiago, Carl Hastings, Bishop Claude Porter and Mona Johnson. These “administrators” are salaried individuals that manage the daily operations of the Students First Gang.

    Last, you have the gang’s “foot soldiers”. These foot soldiers are usually hired in the custodial staff positions in District 209 and 88. When they are not out doing the bidding of the “Universal Elite” and the “Minister of Information”, they are required to attend gang meetings at the Students First Gang Headquarters on 5th avenue in Maywood, where they receive their weekly duties.

    We must rid this shifty, low-down, gritty and grimy Students First Gang from our streets along with their leaders, the “Universal Elite” Gene Moore and the “Minister of Information” Chris Welch.

    By Anonymous Vice Lords,Disciples & Students First Gang, at 10:05 AM, October 03, 2006  

  • Cuz to Chris, who do you want to see written about? What allegations are you making against the "big boys"?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 11:01 AM, October 03, 2006  

  • THIS SHIT WILL NEVER STOP GUYS. JUST LOOK AT WHAT HAS HAPPEN EVEN AFTER WELCH HAS BEEN FIRED FROM THE SAME SCHOOL DISTRICT TWICE.

    LT CAUGHT HIS BROTHER STEALING TIME FROM D209 AND CHRIS WENT TO MRS. WALLACE AND FORCED HER TO HANDLE THE SITUATION. THIS IS EVEN AFTER MRS. WALLACE TOLD BILLY WELCH TO LEAVE THE SCHOOL GROUNDS BECAUSE HE WAS MISSING IN ACTION FOR 4 HOURS. THEN CHRIS TURNS AROUND AND UNDER THE TABLE HIRES RON ANDERSON TO BE A ASSISTANT COACH ON THE BOYS FOOTBALL TEAM AT PROVISO WEST. DID ANYONE KNOW THE BACK GROUND OF ANDERSON? YOU BOARD MEMBERS AT SD209 BETTER WATCH WHO YOU LET AROUND THE CHILDREN!!! I SMELL A LAW SUITE, BUT WHO CARES IT IS ONLY TAXPAYERS MONEY...GET REAL WELCH. GIVE IT UP. GETTIN FIRED TWICE FROM THE SAME JOB IS WORST THAN GETTIN FIRED ON YOUR DAY OFF. NEXT TIME STAY AT HOME. DAM THAT SHOULD LOOK GOOD ON A RESUME.

    By Anonymous PROVISO EAST 1980, at 11:08 AM, October 03, 2006  

  • you all know who the BIG BOYS are. the ones with summer homes and boats who hail from berwyn and melrose park but still run sd89 and 209 behind the scene.

    By Anonymous COUSIN TO CHRIS, at 11:20 AM, October 03, 2006  

  • Carl,
    When are you going to write how much Pasquale has paid Ancel Glink every year? And how much they contribute to his campaign fund? Compare that to other towns and you'll find your eyes opened.

    By Anonymous Candid, at 11:26 AM, October 03, 2006  

  • I cant believe the hot shit thats still going on in sd209. welch has not learned yet. Is it against the law to tell a person that they are going to get a job with a certain salary before it is even posted on our boards or for that matter thought of. Welch has told Brandon gale at Proviso West that he will be getting the Director of Security position at 209. How can this happen even when the process is suppose to be open and fair to all. why does the posting only say for current employees only. that is not fair and the community as well as the unions should be all ove rthis. what a sham again. Can Welch get fired from 209 also?? just a thought.

    By Anonymous curious george, at 11:35 AM, October 03, 2006  

  • Carl,

    The big boys are the top members of the Students First Gang.

    The "Universal Elite" Gene Moore and his "Minister of Information" Chris Welch.

    Take them out and the "administrators" and "foot soldiers" will fall.

    By Anonymous 209 Gang Task Force, at 11:38 AM, October 03, 2006  

  • How can anderson coach at a high school without going before the Board of education for approval? why is he in the schools after hours at coaching staff meetings? who approved this? did it come from the AD, Schnider. I thought if you were even going to volunteer in schools that you had to have a background check for criminal history!! Wallace you are really puting yourself out there on this one. dont let the blood be on your hands Alexis.

    By Anonymous employee since the good old days in 209, at 11:39 AM, October 03, 2006  

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    By Blogger welch_is_an_ass, at 1:20 PM, October 03, 2006  

  • To Curious George Brandon Gale is probably the only one qualified WITHIN Proviso, I repeat WITHIN Proviso that is QUALIFIED. With the fatal school shootings going on in our society, Proviso needs to find someone outside of Proviso that is MORE QUALIFIED than Gale. Gale does not have the training or the background to be over security for the entire district.

    Kansas' school district has a former secret service agent as the head of their security, Dennis McCarthy. Proviso, I mean Welch, is going to hire another unqualified person. Does this surprise anyone about how PWelch hands out patronage jobs. Welch owes Gale for working his state rep. campaign. Look on Welch's state rep. website, there are many pictures of Brandon Gale. He was photographed at every event.

    By Blogger wackowelcho, at 10:41 PM, October 03, 2006  

  • Wacko, I beg to differ with you on this issue. Mr. Gale is not the only one qualified "WITHIN" Proviso to hold that job!! What qualifies him? Certanly not the fact that he is a cop for Berkly. Cops are not trained in security. sounds backwards but it is true. As far as school shootings lets just thank GOD that he has been watching over babies and fools because the babies are inside proviso and the fools are running the place. that district is the most unsafe and unsecure group of schools ever. every time you have a break in or damage to property or a serious fight, you can never pull any tape of the incidents. I have been in this school district long enough to say that we are in big trouble when it comes to safety and security. The board keeps hiring unqualified security instead of making employees who have been here for 3,4,5,and 6 years who remain part time to make room for the campaign workers of Welch. How and why do the employees let this go on is beyond me. as a teacher our union would never stand for that. welch would have had his ass out a long time ago.Go ahead and give Brandon the job as promised and watch the law suites follow.

    By Anonymous curious george, at 12:03 AM, October 04, 2006  

  • I would have to agree. Gale is not the most qualified for that position.

    Also, several people have spelled suit wrong,as in law suit. A suite is a bigger hotel room or an office space. But I understand that Welch will find himself in a lot of legal troubles!

    By Blogger wackowelcho, at 1:20 PM, October 04, 2006  

  • Mr. Gale is no longer a part-time officer for the village of Berkeley. Also, what makes him more qualified than any one else?

    All he is is a yes man, that opens the car door for Mr. Welch at school board meetings!

    By Anonymous The truth, at 3:35 PM, October 04, 2006  

  • Brandon Gale is no longer a part time officer for the village for Berkeley. Also, what makes him more qualified than anyone else?

    By Anonymous The truth, at 3:39 PM, October 04, 2006  

  • the bottom line is that we control proviso so we do what we want to do. fuck yall.

    By Anonymous chris is ok, at 6:38 AM, October 05, 2006  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:17 PM, October 05, 2006  

  • That figures that an idoit would say that, nevertheless, your time is winding down!

    By Anonymous the truth, at 7:30 PM, October 05, 2006  

  • WELCH IS REALLY A PIECE OF WORK. WORD HAS IT THAT HE FORCED SD88 BOARD MEMBER RONALD ANDERSON TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE "FORMER "REGIONAL SUPT. BULLSHIT BOB!!!!!! WHAT A JOKE. WELCH IS A AT WILL VENDOR JUST LIKE ANY OTHER LAWYER IN THE STATE. WHY DID HE SIT BACK LIKE A SAD PUP WHEN THURMAN PUT THE STICK TO HIS ASS LAST YEAR? NOW DORRIS AND WICKS FINALLY WOKE UP AND ENDED HIS GOLD RUSH AT SD88 AND HE IS SOBBIN LIKE A LITTLE BITHC. MAN UP CHRIS AND GO BACK TO CHASIN ABULANCES..AND FUCK HOW ITS SPELLED. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN DUDE.

    By Anonymous GET RID OF WELCH, at 12:12 AM, October 08, 2006  

  • Thanks to "NO CONFIDENCE IN FIELDS" the community is able to read how much the parents and students of Mundelein abhor Fields. Please go to ratemyteacher.com. Did the board members get any recommendation letters from his previous employeers? Madlock, Henry, and Adams are the three stooges. They will let Welch send their DUMB asses down a dark alley without a flash light.

    Soon and very soon we will be able to add Fields to the unemployment line!

    By Blogger wackowelcho, at 12:56 AM, October 09, 2006  

  • Question: Who will fund Miller's and his ticket's campaign now that Welch cannot receive kickbacks from 88 contractors or vendors?

    Question: Did Gale receive the head of security job at Proviso?

    By Blogger wackowelcho, at 1:14 AM, October 09, 2006  

  • HEY WACKO !! WELCH STILL HAS SOME FAVORS OUT IN THE ARENA OF CAMPAIGN CONTRBUTIONS. THEY GET FUNDED BY THEIR CONTRACTOR FRIENDS BUT PUT THE FUNDS IN A EMPLOYEE OR NEIGHBORS HANDS AND BREAK IT UP INTO LITTLE 100 AND 200 CONTRIBUTIONS UNTIL ITS ALL DIVIED UP. BUT FOR THE MOST PART HE HAS GOT MILLER OUT FRONT AND FOR WHAT ONLY GOD KNOWS. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THAT GUY TRY AND BE TALK ABOUT THE SCHOOL BUSINESS. WHAT IS HE SAYING AND WHERE THE HELL DID HE GET HIS EDUCATION FROM. MY GRANDFATHER IS FROM MISSISSIPPI BUT HE DONT ACT LIKE MILLER. IS HE SPECIAL ED OR ED-BD-AD..OH WELL WE WILL SEE IN APRIL. IS RYZELL ON HIS TICKET OR JEANETTE JOHNSON?? WHO KNOWS ....AND WHO IS BEHIND HIM AND WELCH?

    By Anonymous DONT HAVE A CHANCE, at 9:24 AM, October 09, 2006  

  • Chris Welch is finished in Proviso Township.

    He'll continue to be the minister of information for the student’s first gang and the "Universal Elite" Gene Moore.

    I expect Welch to continue to vandalize and graffiti our neighborhoods with his trashy students first gang signs.

    I expect Welch to use his gang's blog, The Proviso Insider, to continue to make reckless defamatory remarks and erroneous accusations against various women and the men who support them.

    I expect these gang members, Chris Welch and Gene Moore, to die a slow, painful and humiliating political death.

    By Anonymous Proviso Outsider, at 8:50 AM, October 10, 2006  

  • Welch is a PUNK ASS! Thanks heavens for 88 board members firing that piece of shit.

    By Blogger welch_is_an_ass, at 5:01 PM, October 18, 2006  

  • Gale will get the job Monday night at the Board Meeting, and he will be recommended by you know who, Yeap you guessed it, (Mr. Fields) himself, just watch and c.

    By Anonymous Disgruntal Proviso West Security Officer, at 2:44 AM, October 23, 2006  

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