Category Archives: Chicago

Leyden High School Closes Schools and Takes an E Learning Day Over Social Media Post’s After Stabbing Of Student Revealing Gang Turbulence in the Area


Good Morning, This is Dr. Nick Polyak, Superintendent for the Leyden High Schools.  Thank you to all of you who have reached out in the last 24 hours with information related to social media posts.  We take the safety of … Continue reading

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New Illinois Legislation Makes Significant Changes In Special Education Procedural Requirements To Benefit the Students


I have had my eye on House Bill 3586, which has been awaiting the Governor’s signature since June. Well, the time has come; Governor Pritzker signed the law on Friday, August 30, 2019 (PA 101-0515). And there were no amendments … Continue reading

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Begin Your Planning Early For Children With Special Needs


Don’t wait until your child with special needs turns age 18 to begin planning. Becoming a legal adult leads to many changes in available benefits, needs, and your ability to act on your child’s behalf. Here are just a few … Continue reading

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What Happens When a Priest Does Not Show Up for Sunday Mass?


With the shortage of priests, not having a priest for a Sunday Mass is becoming more and more common. I naively thought that I would never see such a situation, having graduated from a Catholic grammar school and high school,  … Continue reading

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Illinois Taxes Too High For Chicago To Open A Casino, A Bit Ironic


Illinois residents face taxes all of the time, but now Mayor Lightfoot complaining that Illinois taxes are too high to open a financially successful Chicago casino. Gee whiz, how did they screw that up? Chicago tries for decades to get … Continue reading

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COOK COUNTY HOME VALUES DOWN 31%, PROPERTY TAXES UP 22% SINCE 2007


Cook County homeowners have yet to recover much of the home value they lost after the 2007 housing market crash. But that hasn’t stopped county homeowners’ property tax bills from climbing. Average home prices in Cook County are 31% lower … Continue reading

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Chicago Attempts to Legislate Wages and Benefits in Private Companies


CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY WE AS A CITY TRY TO FORCE CHANGES IN WORK WAGES AND BENEFITS IN PRIVATE COMPANIES AS THE CITY OF CHICAGO SCREWS THEIR CURRENT EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE….JUST AS THE DEDICATION AND … Continue reading

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Remember the Worst Maritime Disaster on the Great Lakes


On July 24, 1914, some 2,500 passengers and crew crowded aboard the S.S. Eastland. The boat capsized while still docked in the Chicago River. The S.S. Eastland tipped over in the Chicago River only three years after the Titanic sank … Continue reading

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When Is The Superintendent’s Trial ?


Former Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Superintendent Lawrence Wyllie, whose federal fraud trial was postponed last fall and has yet to be rescheduled, draws more than $900 daily in pension income as he awaits his day in court. The 81-year-old … Continue reading

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NEW RULE FOR CHICAGO COPS: Officials are working on implementing a new rule that will require Chicago police officers to report every time they point a gun at a person.


Officials are working on implementing a new rule that will require Chicago police officers to report every time they point a gun at a person. Under the new policy, which is part of a consent decree meant to bring reforms … Continue reading

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