Brian Cross appointed to board of education, District 209
Brian Cross has confirmed that he was appointed to the board of education of Proviso Township High Schools (District 209) to fill the position previously held by Charles Flowers, EdD. (There are probably Flowers allies who would argue the seat isn't vacant because the board of education doesn't have the authority to remove an elected board member.)
Like board member Reatha "Sue" Henry, Cross is a full-time employee of Cook County Recorder of Deeds Eugene Moore. Moore is the political boss that influences who gets hired (and fired) at District 209. And until recently Moore was the "broker of record" for the district.
As the broker of record Moore made $18,000. See Forest Park Review (Josh Adams). Recently the contract was changed to Bateast Insurance Group. See Proviso Herald (Chuck Fieldman). Bateast is connected to Moore and one of the bosses pulling Moore's strings, Rev. Claude Porter who runs PLCCA, a social service agency.
Cross is an inappropriate person to appoint to the board of education because he has no independence whatsoever. He will vote the ways he's been told to vote or he will lose his job with the Recorder of Deeds.