ENVIR, cadaver dogs trained in Forest Preserve
I think that's a pretty thin excuse. Securitas probably knew it wasn't Metra land, but figured nobody would call 'em on it.
Good job, Jim Hodapp.
Walther Lutheran High School's music and drama departments will come together this weekend to present the musical "Guys and Dolls."
Students will perform the show at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Multipurpose Room at Walther, 900 Chicago Ave., Melrose Park.
Owners of property on 25th Avenue between Lake Street and North Avenue will get a chance to review plans to widen that stretch of road in late May or June, officials said.
A 16-year-old Melrose park boy was killed late Tuesday when another teen accidentally fired a gun he was showing off to his friends while they played video games in a Franklin Park apartment, police said.
Ira Hayes returned a hero -- celebrated through the land,
He was wined and speeched and honored -- everybody shook his hand;
But he was just a Pima Indian -- no water, no home, no chance;
At home nobody cared what Ira done -- and when do the Indians dance?
The District 209 School Board was scheduled to vote on switching its attorney Monday night, but minutes into the meeting the item was yanked from the agenda.
It was a Melrose Park-centered issue.
Board member and Melrose Park resident Gary Marine admitted placing the item to replace the law firm of Odelson & Sterk, which has represented the District 209 Board since 2001, with Giglio & Del Galdo -- village attorneys for Melrose Park.
Marine is also employed by the village of Melrose Park.
Out of the 66 items on the agenda at the Proviso High School District 209 school board meeting Monday night, the one that drew the most attention was the one that was not even voted upon.
That item was a proposal to remove the law firm Odelson and Sterk as the school district’s general counsel and replace them with the firm Giglio and Del Galdo, LLP.
At the outset of the meeting, after emerging from a closed session meeting that lasted nearly two hours, board President Chris Welch announced that the item had been pulled from the agenda at the request of board member Gary Marine.
Over Marine’s objections, Welch said that he would allow public comment regarding the issue during the portion of the meeting typically reserved for comment concerning items on the agenda. Burt Odelson of Odelson and Sterk then proceeded to blast Marine, who requested that the item be placed on the agenda in the first place.
Many of the goals, all of which were developed with extensive teacher input, seek to standardize certain methods of teaching throughout the grade levels.
For example, one goal in the area of reading and writing is to include an extended writing response question in book quizzes at all levels. Teachers will also be developing a set of reading strategies that they will introduce at all grade levels.
For science, one goal is to introduce at least one experiment per month. A tentative social studies goal—although Superintendent Douglas Rudig said it is not clear if it can be accomplished in one year—is to better align the teaching of the American government system across different grade levels.
Wyvetter H. Younge
What would [Yarbrough and California Assemblyman Paul Koretz] impeach Bush for? All the right stuff, it appears:
* Violating provisions of the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a felony;
* Violating provisions of the Geneva Convention by authorizing torture;
* Holding American citizens without due process;
* Initiating an illegal war against Iraq, resulting in loss of life and diminished security; and
* Leaking classified information and exposing a covert operative -- Valerie Plame -- as means of silencing his critics.
When you read that list how does your stomach not turn? It's not like the abovementioned talking points are still being disputed; Bush has defended his wiretapping, torture and war and recent allegations have all but proven that the authorization to leak Plame's identity came from the president himself.
The 125th Anniversary Committee of the Village of Maywood
The Illinois Prairie Path Corporation
Earth Day Annual Illinois Prairie Path & Great Western Trail Clean - Up
Saturday, April 22nd, 2006
Starting at 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM- Rain or Shine!
Meet at the Parks and Recreation Building
1100 So. 11th Avenue (Between North Maywood and South Maywood Drive)
Free Refreshments, Food and Beverages,
Free Donated Used Bicycle Raffle
Marcius Scaggs 773.615.3925
Billy Fountain 708.681.2818
Lennel Grace 708.601.0483
Paul Aeschleman 708.848.6023
WHEREAS, Section 603 of Jefferson's Manual of the Rules of the United States House of Representatives allows federal impeachment proceedings to be initiated by joint resolution of a state legislature; and
WHEREAS, President Bush has publicly admitted to ordering the National Security Agency to violate provisions of the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a felony, specifically authorizing the Agency to spy on American citizens without warrant; and
WHEREAS, Evidence suggests that President Bush authorized violation of the Torture Convention of the Geneva Conventions, a treaty regarded a supreme law by the United States Constitution; and
WHEREAS, The Bush Administration has held American citizens and citizens of other nations as prisoners of war without charge or trial; and
WHEREAS, Evidence suggests that the Bush Administration has manipulated intelligence for the purpose of initiating a war against the sovereign nation of Iraq, resulting in the deaths of large numbers of Iraqi civilians and causing the United States to incur loss of life, diminished security and billions of dollars in unnecessary expenses; and
WHEREAS, The Bush Administration leaked classified national secrets to further a political agenda, exposing an unknown number of covert U. S. intelligence agents to potential harm and retribution while simultaneously refusing to investigate the matter; and
WHEREAS, the Republican-controlled Congress has decline to fully investigate these charges to date; therefore be it
RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NINETY-FOURTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that the General Assembly of the State of Illinois has good cause to submit charges to the U. S. House of Representatives under Section 603 that the President of the United States has willfully violated his Oath of Office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States; and be it further
RESOLVED, That George W. Bush, if found guilty of the charges contained herein, should be removed from office and disqualified to hold any other office in the United States.
Brookfield officials are set to approve major capital improvement plans in the proposed 2006-07 budget at the Monday, April 24, Village Board meeting.
"I'm very excited that we're presenting a balanced budget," Village Manager Riccardo Ginex said. "We're looking to accomplish a lot."
"We're moving to a society where, like in the city neighborhoods, we're divided by rich and poor," he said. "Now the suburbs are becoming either entirely rich or entirely poor."
In brief, the six long-term evaluations of the DARE elementary school curriculum that we reviewed found no significant differences in illicit drug use between students who received DARE in the fifth or sixth grade (the intervention group) and students who did not (the control group). Three of the evaluations reported that the control groups of students were provided other drug use prevention education. All of the evaluations suggested that DARE had no statistically significant long-term effect on preventing youth illicit drug use. Of the six evaluations we reviewed, five also reported on students� attitudes toward illicit drug use and resistance to peer pressure and found no significant differences between the intervention and control groups over the long term. Two of these evaluations found that the DARE students showed stronger negative attitudes about illicit drug use and improved social skills about illicit drug use about 1 year after receiving the program. These positive effects diminished over time. [Source: Open Minds Industry Resources Library. Open Minds is the research firm that conducted the GAO study.]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE….FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 848-7175
EARTH DAY EVENT SET AT THATCHER WOOD PAVILION
The Thatcher Woods Savanna Restoration Project will hold a series of Earth Day activities at the Thatcher Woods Pavilion on Saturday, April 22 beginning at 7:30 a.m. with a Woodland Bird Watch led by Jill Anderson, Chicago Audubon Society bird monitor for Thatcher Woods.
There will be a spring clean up in designated areas from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (bring gloves, bags will be provided) followed by the Hody Coyote Puppet Show given by naturalists Jim Hodapp and Larry Godson, who have been teaching the popular Junior Naturalists classes and Eco-Observation camps at the Oak Park Conservatory for the past fifteen years.
Trailside naturalist Jeanette Lewis will also display the museum’s Red Tail Hawk, a permanent resident at Trailside for the past five years since it lost an eye and could not be released back into its native habitat. Earth Day activities will end at noon with a woodland wildflower walk led by Jeanette Lewis and Thatcher Woods steward Victor Guarino.
Entrance to Thatcher Woods Pavilion is on Chicago Avenue, immediately west of Thatcher Avenue. For more information call 708 848-7175.
After a hearing in which all parties had the opportunity to present their evidence, the Illinois Labor Relations Board found that the Cook County Recorder of Deeds has violated the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act, and has order us to post this Notice. We hereby notify you that:
The Illinois Public Labor Relations Act (Act) gives you, as an employee, these rights:
· To engage in self-organization
· To form, join, or assist unions
· To bargain collectively through a representative of your own choosing
· To act together with other employees to bargain collectively or for other mutual aid or protection
· To refrain from these activities.
Accordingly, we assure you that:
WE WILL cease and desist from treating or continuing to treat as ineligible for Family Medical Leave those employees represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 73, who at the time of applying for Family Medical Leave, have at least 1,250 hours of actual work time and paid time of any kind, in the previous 12 month period.
WE WILL cease and desist from unilaterally changing the terms and conditions of employment of employees within the bargaining unit represented by the Service Employee International Union, Local 73, in particular those terms and conditions of employment regarding Family Medical Leave, except as allowed by law upon reaching impasse or settlement without repudiation of agreements previously reached.
WE WILL cease and desist from failing to bargain in good faith with the Service Employees International Union, Local 73, over any decision to change the eligibility requirements for Family Medical Leave from those in effect prior to November 2003.
WE WILL cease and desist from failing and refusing to bargain with the Service Employees International Union, Local 73, as to decisions that affect wages, hours or terms and conditions of employment for those employees represented by that organization for purposes of collective bargaining, as may by required by the Act.
WE WILL cease and desist from in any like or related manner, interfering with, restraining or coercing public employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed them under the act.
WE WILL Rescind the decision not to include hours paid along with hours worked in determining whether employees within the bargaining unit represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 73, are eligible for Family Medical Leave based upon service in the previous 12 month period.
WE WILL, following rescinding the decision not to include hours paid in determining eligibility for Family Medical Leave, and making whole those employees represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 73, affected by that decision, thereafter, if we form an intent not to include hours paid with hours worked in such determinations, inform the Service Employees International Union, Local 73, of such intent and afford to it an opportunity to bargain about such a decision;
WE WILL make whole those employees represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 73, who were denied Family Medical Leave, by reason of not previously including their hours paid with hours worked in determining their eligibility status for Family Medical Leave, by treating them as having been eligible for Family Medical Leave (and as successfully applying for said Family Medical Leave if they were absent for such times and periods as set out in the leave request so denied), including making them whole for any losses incurred as a result of their previous status of being ineligible for such leave, including back pay, if any, with interest computed at the rate of seven percent per annum as allowed by the Act.
DATE: November 7, 2005
//signed// Darlena Williams Burnett
Cook County Recorder of Deeds
However, researchers at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill., say a procedure called Burch colposuspension after prolapse surgery greatly lessens the likelihood of urinary stress incontinence.
Olamide E. Adeyooye was a beloved Illinois State University student whose untimely death in October, 2005 has shocked the whole campus. Born and raised in Nigeria, Olamide came to the United States when she was eight with her mother. She was a senior in laboratory science slated to graduate in December and has surely left her mark on this campus.
The Illinois State University Student Foundation is intent on setting up a scholarship in Olamide E. Adeyooye’s name to commemorate her legacy and influence at Illinois State. To endow the scholarship in Olamide’s name, the student foundation is challenging the students of the University to help raise $20,000 to endow the scholarship, which we hope to award at the Sesquicentennial celebration next year. With support from faculty, students, and staff, the student foundation will be able to memorialize Olamide E. Adeyooye through her scholarship endowment.
State lawmakers are considering a measure that would help law enforcement catch motorists who run red lights.
A bill being discussed in the Illinois House would give communities the authority to install cameras, controlled by sensors under the pavement, at intersections to catch red-light scofflaws.
He eschewed any objections to privacy invasion by the use of cameras.
"If you don't run red lights, you won't have your picture taken," [State Senator John J.] Cullerton said.
With prom season quickly approaching, students at Riverside-Brookfield High School recently got the chance to play fairy godmother for Chicago Public School students.
With the caveat that my insights into the recent elections are speculation and conjecture, not based on polling, systematic interviews or analysis of precinct returns....
I see a trend of throwing out the establishment and trying something new. The people that are positioned to take advantage of this desire for "something new" tend to be reformers (everyone on the outside wants "reform"), but the issues vary some from community to community.
I see Yarbrough's victories as part of the same trend that had Oak Park voters completely toss the Village Managers Association in the 2005 elections. I see many
suburban communities dumping incumbent pols and political parties in the next few elections.
In the specific races, Yarbrough beating Welch 3:1 has to be attributed to the intense anti-Welch feelings among the voters. Many homeowners still resent the way
he raised taxes--bypassing a referenda--for the magnet school. Many staff members at the schools feel jerked around by Welch's cronies. And there is significant
suspicion that admissions to the magnet school are being rigged based on personal connections.
Yarbrough defeated Moore by such a large margin due to a few reasons.
1. The winds of change were going to blow him out the door anyway.
2. While Moore may of had Serpico behind him, I heard Serpico's precinct organizers don't like Moore b/c they felt he double-crossed them on something in the
3. Moore didn't do a good job of giving county jobs to capable people spread around the township. He got jobs for a few people who mostly resided or had roots in
Maywood. Plus he didn't give the jobs to particularly capable people.
4. Welch's negatives hurt Moore.
Also, both Welch and Moore ran weak campaigns. When they went door-to-door they merely asked permission to place signs. They didn't especially try to make the
case to voters. Welch's message was not focused.
They assumed Welch could win a two-way Dem primary the same way he won a crowded school board race: push name recognition. Name recognition is only a positive thing
if people don't associate negative info with the name.
For example, I went door-to-door in Forest Park the weekend before the election. I asked a 35-45 year old woman in a single family home to vote for Yarbrough.
She responded, "Is she running against Welch?" I said, "Yes." The voter said, "She's got my vote."
Welch may have achieved higher name recognition than Yarbrough, but I suspect some voters simply made the inference that a campaign with 9-11 mailings and obnoxious signage was backed by money that didn't have the interests of the voters at heart.
To fix Welch's campaign:
1. He needed to stay focused on a simple message.
2. He needed to have independent community leadersproviding him with decent buzz.
3. He needed to not piss-off so many people who were energized to not just beat him, but make him suffer.