Monthly Archives: January 2017

Maybe It’s Time To Discuss the Consolidation of the Norwood Park Township Grammar Schools(SD79,SD80,SD86)


The word of the week is “consolidation”;  so lets think about consolidation of the three grammar school districts in Norwood Park Township into one grammar school District. A day does not go by that there is some news regarding the … Continue reading

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My Goal for All Parishioners: Be Passionate, Be Concerned, Be Involved in the Chicago Archdiocese Parish Consolidation Process


I am going to open with my closing thoughts from an earlier posting on this topic of Chicago Archdiocese parish consolidation: “My closing thoughts:  I think this is a great opportunity for all people and for the archdiocese. We have … Continue reading

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The Repurposing of Chicago Archdiocesan Parish Real Estate is Being Met With Great Anticipation By Developers and Expectations of Large Profits By All But The Parishioners


 While the parishioners of St Rosalie  are split up between St Priscilla , St Francis Borgia and possibly, St. Pascal’s , and the parishioners of Divine Savior are sent to Our Lady Mother of the Church the Chicago Archdiocese … Continue reading

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What is the future of the Catholic parishes in Schiller Park ?


A radical overhaul in the nation’s third-largest Roman Catholic archdiocese could shutter many of the Chicago church’s houses of worship by 2030 as it reckons with decaying buildings and an expected shortage of priests, was further outlined in a letter … Continue reading

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Does Anyone Know What Are Schiller Park Police Department’s Crime Prevention Strategies ?


What are Schiller Park’s Police Department crime prevention strategies ? Community crime prevention programs or strategies target changes in community infrastructure, culture, or the physical environment in order to reduce crime. The diversity of approaches include neighborhood watch, community policing, … Continue reading

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Park Ridge board member Tom Sotos and a sexual harassment suit—-Fred Klonsky Blog


At the Park Ridge board meeting last night, board member Athos Tom Sotos interrupted a parent during the public comment section of the meeting. Reports the Daily Herald: Perhaps the most dramatic moment during the almost hourlong public comment came … Continue reading

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Let’s Keep Schiller Park Residents Better Informed Regarding Crime 


It appears that we as residents are not receiving information from the Schiller Park police department about crime in our neighborhoods. I was advised by friends and neighbors of at least two break ins in the Frogtown area as well … Continue reading

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Why Schools Resist Consolidating —-There are financial and educational benefits to merging small school districts, yet it’s almost always a hard sell.


No great surprise here: A recent audit in New Jersey recommended that the state move forward with school district consolidation efforts. While New Jersey has already merged several school districts, it still has some 545 of them, more than many … Continue reading

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Russ Stewart’s Comments on Some Suburban Elections 


January 18, 2017 BUNGLES, BLOOPERS AND MADIGAN TAKEOVER HIGHLIGHT 2017 SUBURBAN ELECTIONS ANALYSIS & OPINION BY RUSS STEWART by RUSS STEWART There is a fundamental difference between municipal politicians in Chicago and municipal office holders in the Cook County suburbs: … Continue reading

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Illinois Has Too Many School Districts


From 1930 through 1970, a gradual consolidation process eliminated 9 of every 10 school districts nationally. The number of districts in the U.S. fell dramatically, to fewer than 20,000 from over 120,000. Illinois followed similar trends. In 1942, Illinois had … Continue reading

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