Category Archives: Chicago

Illinois State Board of Education: ‘Very real possibility’ school closure will be extended beyond March 30——And Possibly Beyond……………….


The Illinois State Board of Education advised school administrators this week that they should prepare for the “very real possibility” that the state will extend the mandated school closure order beyond March 30. No timeline was provided for such a … Continue reading

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Will Graduates Be Able to Attend a Graduation This Year ?


What does the cancelling of the May graduations at the University of Illinois at Champaign, Chicago and Springfield mean for the planned graduation ceremonies on May 19th, and 20th for the Leyden High Schools at the Rosemont Theatre, as well … Continue reading

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School Closures for Coronavirus Could Extend to the End of School Year, Some Say—-Leyden and Norwood Park School Districts Need to Consider The Inevitable and Begin the Community Conversation


For the second time this school year, starting first with the Chicago Teachers’ Union strike, Chicago families face an uncertain future as all schools close Tuesday — but this time it’s because of the coronavirus outbreak that has taken over … Continue reading

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Leyden Area School Districts’ UpDate on March 13, 2020 For The Closing of the Schools


March 13, 2020 Dear School Community,  After careful consideration of information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) regarding social distancing and the support of preventative measures to limit the spread of the … Continue reading

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Consider Voting “No” on Any Referendum The First Time It Is On The Ballot Whether It Is For A Municipality, Fire District, Park District, School District Or Other Government Initiative


A “NO” VOTE ON  A REFERENDUM MAYBE  A “YES” VOTE FOR THE MUNICIPALITY, PARK DISTRICT, FIRE DISTRICT,  SCHOOLS OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL BODIES Here’s why: Voting NO returns the question to the Elected Governing  Board for reconsideration and much needed revision. … Continue reading

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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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