Leyden Summer Theatre 2020 Is Proud To Present Tut Tut Virtually at 7 pm on You Tube, Friday, July 10, 2020


Leyden Summer Theatre 2020 is proud to present a One Night Only LIVE! Virtual Presentation of TUT, TUT!

Click this link to view the presentation today at 7PM!

LINK: http://www.youtube.com/c/LeydenHighSchoolDistrict212

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Chicago Exporting Murder To The Suburbs——Coming To A Suburban Town Near You


Chicago residents from Chicago Police District 11 rented a party house in Roselle . The news media is missing the growing problem in the Chicago suburbs. Everyone is distracted by the horrific numbers in the City and missing this migration of the problems to the suburbs where police are not experienced with Chicago style street gangs.

  • Multiple people were shot and one was killed in a shooting in west suburban Roselle early Saturday morning, police said.

    Roselle police responded about 1:30 a.m. June 27th to a report of multiple shots fired in the area of Picton and Roselle roads.

    When officers arrived, they found multiple people had been shot and one was killed. Police did not immediately provide an exact number of shooting victims.

This has only been covered by a few small news outlets in the suburbs.

One dead and six wounded it turns out. Kind of an odd occurrence for suburban Roselle (87% white, median income $82,000). But then an e-mailer told us that it is home to a couple of those AirBnb’s and this shooting happened at one that rents for a few thousand dollars per weekend. It’s seems 200 guests showed up for a birthday party, all from the 011 District, and the usual 011 mayhem followed them to the leafy streets of Roselle.


Until the morning of the 27th of June, 2020:

Roselle is a suburb of Chicago and is a village located in both DuPage County and Cook in Illinois, United States. Located in the northeastern part of the state, Roselle was first incorporated in 1922 and is a bedroom community, with residents generally commuting to Chicago or nearby suburbs for their jobs. As of the 2010 census, the village’s population was 22,763.[3] Roselle is a western suburb of Chicago and is part of the Chicago metropolitan area.

According to the data crunched by Movoto, Roselle is home to the 13th lowest violent crime in the places they reviewed. Low total crime scores make Roselle a secure place for Residents, who have only a 1 in 72 chance of being the victim of a crime.

See below for the activities of CPD District 11

Wanted Fugitives

We guess that’s one way to keep the shootings down in the city – rent suburban party houses.

Maybe Groot can start a GoFundMe page?


Investigators and forensic examiners from the DuPage Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigations Team are assisting Roselle detectives in the case.

https://abc7chicago.com/roselle-shooting-picton-road-death-murder/6274308/

CHICAGO UNDER SEIGE

Remember yesterday when I posted that a source said downtown had been destroyed? At the time I didn’t know what that person meant as it was sent in an early morning text. Now we do. Read what one woman says about this weekend in Chicago in an open letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot. She is disgusted and after reading this, you may be as well.

(copied and pasted since the settings on the post did did not have a share button.)

July 5, 2020

Mayor Lightfoot,

Regarding last night’s attacks on Michigan Ave., the Loop and the Chicago Police Department. I feel the need to speak out about the following events. The Red Line was used to facilitate mass crowds of people heading into the shopping districts and their surrounding areas. Stores and businesses, who have had to replace the glass on their store fronts due to your allowing protesters and terrorists destroy Chicago just a month ago, have had the newly replaced glass smashed again! Also, Chicago Police Officers had numerous things thrown at them, not to mention firecrackers. People out in our city trying to enjoy the 4th of July evening were terrorized. Last, but not least cars, windows, pretty much anything that could be broken or harmed was last night.

Not to mention, last weekend, I believe, there were hordes of people in Boystown without masks roaming the streets and causing chaos. They jumped on a squad with officers in the vehicle. They pounced up and down on the hood and roof of the car, threw stuff at the officers in the car all the while taunting and jeering at them. The officers were the picture of professionalism. They then moved onto a CTA bus, jumped on the from bumper, climbed on the bus and appeared to try and rock the bus back and forth.

Somehow, yet again, you fail to see in our Chicago Police Officers, Fire Fighters, CTA Personnel, Streets & San along with CDOT, all the departments in Chicago, the hardship they endure because you have failed to protect the City of Chicago. You have let it be known that it is okay to come into Chicago and cause chaos, have a melee, do anything you damn well please. It’s known the Mayor and the media don’t care, unless it is a city professional that is trying to do their job, whether protecting lives and property, saving people, making sure people get to where they need be, keep the city clean and repair our roads, and unless that person is offended or injured, by a city employee, you don’t care.

You and the media only care when a city employee can be disparaged. You will notify the media when you feel a city employee has stepped out of line. You will let the media know the most minor infraction and how you are going to handle this and this behavior won’t be tolerated. How about your behavior, Mayor Lightfoot. Explain to me why you let our city burn and harmed so many businesses. Many of which won’t be able to come back. Explain to me why our city is still under attack by these mobs. Explain to me why you hired 50 armed and unarmed security guards to roam the west and south sides that literally participated in foot chases all night. Please explain to me, another child’s death in the city.

Another child killed on the street, another family crushed. Not to mention the other men, women and children killed under your tenure. Families ruined by losses so big they’ll never be the same.

So, when you start work next week, tell the media that officer’s were lined up to keep the compression’s going while administering CPR to the latest victims of gunfire. Tell them that the paramedics and the fire department raced to save the lives of these people. Tell them how seasoned personnel wept at the sight of that poor child and the horror of innocent lives taken to soon.
In closing, the City of Chicago and it’s residents are under great strain and peril. Your lack of leadership and direction is becoming dangerous for all of us. I sincerely hope that you have thought of a strategy to keep us safe. Hopefully it will be much better than what you have done to all of us so far.

Regards,

Kathie Mahoney Kathie Mahoney@facebook.com

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UPDATE——–Will Leyden High Schools For the Fall of 2020 Be Utilizing A Hybrid Learning Model——The Community Is Getting a Mixed Message—-Can the Truth Be Told ?


UPDATE: After the posting of the information below, Leyden High School District 212 has revised their information and posted the following:

UPDATE ON SCHOOL REOPENING PLANS

July 2, 2020 

Dear Leyden Families,

In an effort to engage in effective and ongoing communication during this critical time, we are writing to provide you with an update on our plans to reopen our school district for the upcoming school year. 

Our Fall 2020-21 reopening working groups have been hard at work preparing for several scenarios when it comes to what teaching and learning will look like in the 2020-21 school year based on the latest guidelines provided by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The following scenarios prioritize the health and safety of our students, staff, and community while maintaining a dynamic learning environment. 

The current guidelines present many challenges for large comprehensive high schools.  For example, we cannot allow more than 50 students in a given space.  That includes cafeterias, gyms, fieldhouses, etc.  We need to maintain 6 feet of social distancing as much as possible and all students and staff will need to wear masks while at school.  We will be providing every student with two 3-ply cotton masks so that they can wear one to school and wash the other one nightly.  Temperature checks will be conducted daily both at our entrances and before students board our school buses.  Any student with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will not be allowed to enter the building or board a school bus.

We want to prioritize the safety and wellbeing of the entire Leyden community while also maximizing the academic experience.  With that in mind, we are currently planning for a hybrid learning experience when we start in the Fall.

  • Hybrid Learning: Teaching and learning with students experiencing both at-home and on-campus learning. 
    • Students will be split in half alphabetically and will attend school for half days (alternating between morning and afternoon sessions) every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)  We will disinfect common touch points in the building daily between the morning and afternoon sessions.
    • The schools will be closed on Wednesdays for deep cleaning and disinfection.  This will also happen every weekend.
    • Students will receive three virtual lessons per week on Schoology and will have two in-person lessons per course per week.
    • If necessary, we will adjust our approach to a 25% model where only one-fourth of our students are in the building at a time.
  • Remote Learning 2.0: In the event that our region of Illinois regresses to Phase 3 or due to public health concerns, students and staff will engage in all-remote E-learning, similar to the final few months of the previous school year.

*For details on our reopening plan, see a video message from Superintendent Nick Polyak here. 

As part of our work in developing a reopening plan, we will be sending a survey to parents in the next few weeks to learn about your views regarding reopening. Feedback is an important part of our process as it helps us ensure that we meet the needs of our school community. 

We have established a web page where you can find updates related to the reopening of our schools. This includes communications, messages from the superintendent, potential school schedule changes, and meal service procedures. 

Please note that our plan is flexible and that we will need to adapt as the situation surrounding COVID-19 evolves and we receive further guidance from the ISBE and IDPH.

To that end, we will regularly update you as our plans continue to take shape.  Thank you for your continuous support. 

With #leydenpride,

Dr. Nick Polyak

Superintendent

ORIGINAL POSTING BELOW

Sources at Leyden High School are circulating that it has been decided that for the Fall, 2020 opening of East and West Leyden High Schools the district will be using a “Hybrid Learning Model”.

Which means that the teaching and learning for students will both at-home and on-campus learning.

Yet that’s contrary to the You Tube statement of Dr Polyak on June 30, 2020. https://royfmc.com/2020/07/01/fall-2020-planning-for-reopening-of-leyden-high-schools-as-of-june-30-2020/

Credible sources are telling parents and students it has been decided that Leyden students will be split in half alphabetically and will attend school for half days (alternating between morning and afternoon sessions) every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday).

SD 212 building staff will disinfect common touch points in the buildings daily between the morning and afternoon sessions.

The schools will be closed on Wednesdays for deep cleaning and disinfection. This will also happen every weekend.

Students will receive three virtual lessons per week on Schoology and will have two in-person lessons per course per week.

If necessary, SD 212 will adjust their approach to a 25% model where only one-fourth of our students are in the building at a time.

Remote Learning 2.0:

In the event that our region of Illinois regresses to Phase 3 or due to public health concerns, students and staff will engage in all-remote E-learning, similar to the final few months of the previous school year.

Clearly the SD 212 administration has decided on a plan but have failed to clearly convey it to the students and families. Instead this information is being “leaked” out to the community increasing concerns and anxiety among all. The You Tube release by Dr Polyak in June 30, 2020 indicated that they were still deciding. See my previous Blog Post : https://royfmc.com/2020/07/01/fall-2020-planning-for-reopening-of-leyden-high-schools-as-of-june-30-2020/

So who is telling the truth ?

Dr Polyak, or numerous staff and faculty members indicating the decisions and the plans already have been reached.

Honesty by the administration is needed at this time to allay the concerns of the students and parents! This mixed message only increases distrust of the system and heightens frustration. Let’s get it right.

What is the true plan ?

The community needs clarification

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Fall 2020, Planning for Reopening Of Leyden High Schools – As of June 30, 2020


Dr Nick Polyak presents the current plans for Fall, 2020, reopening on Leyden High Schools under Governor Pritzker phase 4.

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UPDATED——-Schiller Park Police are Looking for the Suspect in the Murder at Chasers UPDATED—-Suspects Apprehended


Updated June 29, 2020

Police are searching for a man wanted for questioning in connection with a fatal stabbing at a Schiller Park bar early Saturday morning.

Giovanny Arzate Pineda, 29, suffered a stab wound to his abdomen around 1:30 a.m. at Chaser’s Bar on the 4200 block of Old River Road in Schiller Park, according to a police report.

Pineda succumbed to his injuries and was later pronounced dead at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, according to police. 

Police said they’re looking for Kasim Askar, 28, who is wanted for questioning in connection with the fatal stabbing.

INFORMATION RELEASE

On June 27, 2020, at approximately 1:30 A.M., an incident occurred at Chaser’s Bar, 4255 Old River Road, Schiller Park, IL. During the incident, a victim, 29 year old Giovanny Arzate Pineda, suffered a stab wound to his abdomen. He later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Wanted for questioning was 28 year old Kasim Askar, who was last seen driving a 2015 Lexus with Illinois registration BX91916.

Thanks to the hard work of the Schiller Park Police Investigators, along with the assistance of MCAT, as of 10:30 A.M. today, Askar and a co-offender are both in custody pending the approval of charges through the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office

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Schiller Park Officials Need To End Their Tolerance of The Growing Crime In The Village and Take Aggressive Actions to Control The Criminal Conduct, Get Tough Schiller Park !!!


As President of a condo association in Schiller Park I am increasingly concerned over how Schiller Park government is handling crime in the town.

In in September of 2018, Franklin Park PD conducted a drug raid in a building https://royfmc.com/2018/09/12/franklin-park-police-department-executes-warrant-on-a-drug-investigation-at-a-home-in-schiller-park/ adjacent to our condo association buildings, yet the criminal pursuits continue to grow in that building unchecked. A double homicide suspect was arrested at the Motel Six in Schiller Park, clearly criminal feel safe lodging in Schiller Park.

Last weekend the Manager of Chasers at Old River Road and River Rd in Schiller Park after he closed up for the night. This weekend, there was a stabbing in the parking lot of Chasers with the victim dying.

Man Wanted for Questioning in Fatal Schiller Park Bar Stabbing

The “Thugfest” at Chaser’s must end, before the crime spills in the neighborhoods.

Schiller Park must end the “gang bangers” residing at the Motel Six along with the drug traffic and prostitution that they bring to Schiller Park and the surrounding suburbs.

A gang banger was arrested this week by Chicago at Motel 6 for a double homicide in Chicago .

Laroy Battle, 19, Charged With Murder Of 2 Teenage Boys In South Chicago

Numerous other major criminal events have occurred throughout Schiller Park in the last 2 years including at Grace and Irving Park Road.

Schiller Park needs to enforce the laws that are currently on the books such as the crime free housing ordinance” as well as the criminal statutes. Those bars not adhering to controlling their patrons should have their liquor licenses suspended or in some cases revoked. The motels harboring gang bangers as well as being a location of drug trafficking and prostitution should have their business licenses revoked. The apartments at River Road and Irving are being infiltrated by a “bad element”. Schiller Park needs to protect the residents and good businesses in Schiller Park. Get tough Schiller Park !!!

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After 65 Years, Schiller Park Changes Waste Haulers From Groot To Flood Brothers


The Village has a new Waste Hauler, Flood Brothers Disposal Co. for a Five-Year Contract for Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste services.

The new contract includes a new weekly pickup day of Tuesday and includes all the same services you are used to. The first collection day by Flood Brothers will be Tuesday, August 4th.

You should receive a welcome packet from Flood Brothers in the mail within the next 10 days which will include a program brochure and other helpful information. As part of the new contract you will receive a new 95-gallon garbage cart and a new 65-gallon recycling cart. Your new carts will be delivered the week of July 27th (several days before you need them). 

Groot will continue pickup on Fridays until their contract concludes at the end of July. Groot’s final pickup day will be Friday, July 31st

After that final pickup Groot will come back to get their garbage and recycling carts. After pickup on July 31stplease leave your Groot carts empty, and somewhere visible and accessible, so Groot can easily retrieve them – preferably at the curb in front of your home.

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Illinois Banned and Criminalized “Chokeholds” in 2016


I got involved in public safety in 1976 and as I recall everyone was trained that they were NEVER permitted to use “Chokeholds” unless they were fighting for their life and were justified in using Deadly Force. I never saw any police training, and I attended a lot of it, where this tactic was taught.


The Chicago Police Department is subject to Illinois law, just like every other Illinois Cop. The “line” has already been drawn.

Am I missing something?
(720 ILCS 5/7-5.5)
Sec. 7-5.5. Prohibited use of force by a peace officer.
(a) A peace officer shall not use a chokehold in the performance of his or her duties, unless deadly force is justified under Article 7 of this Code.
(b) A peace officer shall not use a chokehold, or any lesser contact with the throat or neck area of another, in order to prevent the destruction of evidence by ingestion.
(c) As used in this Section, “chokehold” means applying any direct pressure to the throat, windpipe, or airway of another with the intent to reduce or prevent the intake of air. “Chokehold” does not include any holding involving contact with the neck that is not intended to reduce the intake of air.
(Source: P.A. 99-352, eff. 1-1-16; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)

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ISBE Issues the Guidance for the Re-Opening of School in the Fall, 2020—Governor Approves the Re-Opening of All Schools This Fall


Illinois officials on Tuesday shared guidance for students and teachers to return to the classroom in the fall. Meanwhile, the total known case count climbed to 137,825 and the death toll to 6,707 statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Governor JB Pritzker announced today that Illinois is on track to enter Phase 4, as the result of the effective social distancing measures implemented across the state. I am excited to be able to welcome students back to classrooms this fall. Schools will look a bit differently this fall than we are accustomed to, but our focus remains the same: ensuring each and every child receives the high-quality education they deserve.

The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health have worked together to develop requirements and recommendations for schools to resume in-person learning this fall, while keeping students, staff, and loved ones safe and healthy. You can view the guidance at www.isbe.net/Documents/Part-3-Transition-Planning-Phase-4.pdf.

ISBE has set up appropriate webinar sessions for only School Administrators as below to review the guidance and ask questions:

  • Public School and District Administrators and Regional Superintendents:
  • Nonpublic School Administrators: Thursday, June 25 at 4 p.m. – Register here.

ISBE is creating signs and posters to display in school buildings to help students and staff understand the health and safety requirements and developing additional family-focused resources. will share those on the COVID-19 webpage as soon as they are available.

The physical classroom offers rich opportunities for academic and social and emotional learning, where children can receive the supports and resources they need – without the distractions of pets and family members; without jockeying for bandwidth or quiet time to focus; and with the face-to-face care and attention of their friends and teachers, who can notice in real-time if they need extra help or someone to talk to.

ISBE’s mission of equity compels us to ensure that all students can attend school in-person this fall to the greatest extent possible. This may require some creative scheduling, but we know our incredible teachers and school leaders are up to the task, and we are here to help them work through any challenges they may face.

To develop the guidance that released today, we engaged an advisory group of 56 educators, administrators, nurses, social workers, parents, and students to ensure our guidance reflected the incredible diversity of Illinois’ 852 school districts. As much as possible, we have provided common and clear requirements, while preserving the flexibility of each school and district to implement a reopening plan that meets the needs of the community and the children they serve.

The minimum public health requirements that all public and nonpublic schools must meet as they create local reopening plans in Phase 4 are to:

  • Require use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including face coverings;
  • Prohibit more than 50 individuals from gathering in one space;
  • Require social distancing be observed as much as possible;
  • Require that schools conduct symptom screenings and temperature checks or require that individuals self-certify that they are free of symptoms before entering school buildings; and
  • Require an increase in schoolwide cleaning and disinfection.

These measures are proven and necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Governor also announced today that the State will make 2.5 million masks available for free for students and staff in all K-12 public school districts. A representative from each K-12 public school district, state-authorized charter school, special education cooperative, lab school, vocational center, and regional office operating an alternative program should complete this short survey to help ISBE and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency coordinate delivery:

https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Face-Covering-Survey.aspx.

Additionally, the Department of Central Management Services has master contracts available for school districts to purchase PPE and cleaning supplies without having to engage in the competitive bidding process. The contracts, vendor contact information, and item inventory lists are available at www.isbe.net/covid19 under the “PPE & Cleaning Supplies Master Contracts” section. The State’s Chief Procurement Officer is finalizing additional joint purchasing contracts, and ISBE will add those options to the website as soon as they become available.

This fall will not be business as usual, and we will update our guidance as needed in response to changing public health conditions. All schools and districts must be prepared to return to remote learning if the virus surges again. Please continue to submit your federal CARES Act funding applications and direct funds toward closing the digital divide.

As part of ISBE’s recovery efforts grounded in equity, ISBE will offer the SAT this fall to all 12th grade students who were required to take the SAT this past spring but did not have the opportunity to due to the pandemic. Please find additional information below.

ISBE will continue to engage in open dialogue, as they have done from the onset of this pandemic, to give students the greatest opportunity to recover, re-engage, and grow. I look forward to answering some of your questions during our webinars tomorrow and Thursday.

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The Village of Schiller Park Is Replacing Groot With Flood Brothers as Their Waste Hauler After 65 Years with Groot


The Village of Schiller Park has a new Waste Hauler, Flood Brothers Disposal Co. for a Five-Year Contract for Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste services.

The new contract includes a new weekly pickup day of Tuesday and includes all the same services you are used to. The first collection day by Flood Brothers will be Tuesday, August 4th.

You should receive a welcome packet from Flood Brothers in the mail within the next 10 days which will include a program brochure and other helpful information. As part of the new contract you will receive a new 95-gallon garbage cart and a new 65-gallon recycling cart. Your new carts will be delivered the week of July 27th (several days before you need them). 

Groot will continue pickup on Fridays until their contract concludes at the end of July. Groot’s final pickup day will be Friday, July 31st

After that final pickup Groot will come back to get their garbage and recycling carts. After pickup on July 31stplease leave your Groot carts empty, and somewhere visible and accessible, so Groot can easily retrieve them – preferably at the curb in front of your home.

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