Category Archives: Economy

A Tragedy in London on the Thames


An American from Utah named Kurt Cochran takes his wife on a once in a lifetime trip to the great places of Europe for their 25th wedding anniversary and a piece of “donkey dung” runs them over with his car, … Continue reading

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Schiller Park Voters Need Answers Before Election Day


  When will the candidates for the elective offices for the Village of Schiller Park focus on the voter issues? We as voters would like to hear the candidates positions on many issues confronting Schiller Park today.  We need to … Continue reading

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Budget Battle Continues in Springfield 


You’ll recall that the governor campaigned on the idea of raising the income tax a bit (he never really said by how much) and then rolling it all the way back to 3 percent by the end of his first … Continue reading

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Should Leyden and Norwood Park Township Villages Opt Out of Cook County Minimum Wage Ordinance ?


Following the lead of the City of Chicago and other municipalities nationwide, on October 26, 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to gradually increase the minimum wage in Cook County to $13 per hour by July of 2020. … Continue reading

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Are Grade Centers the Answer for Norridge SD 80 ?


Current discussion to create grade centers in Norridge School District 80 raises a specter that has been debated numerous times throughout our country.    The relative benefit of one particular grade configuration over another has been the subject of this … Continue reading

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“It’s Been One Lie After Another”According To Parishoners 


Claudette Pernice said the parishioners want to meet with the Archdiocese about the preservation society’s offer to keep the church open. “It’s been one lie after another. Never got a meeting with the diocese to defend ourself and tell them … Continue reading

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So What Does An Enhanced ATF Presence in Chicago Mean for Schiller Park and the West Cook Suburbs ?


  About 20 additional agents from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are headed to Chicago………David Coulson, a spokesman for the Chicago field office of the ATF, said “We are always seeking to enhance the enforcement efforts … Continue reading

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Is Leyden Area Special Education CoOp (LASEC) Obsolete ?  Should Norwood Park Grammar Schools Withdraw From LASEC and Consolidate Special Education Services ?


  Leyden Area Special Education CoOp (LASEC) is a partnership organization composed of Leyden SD212, Elmwood Park Consolidated SD401 ,  Ridgewood SD234 , Mannheim SD83, Franklin Park SD84,  River Grove SD85.5 ,  Rhodes SD84.5 , Norridge SD80, Pennoyer SD79, Union … 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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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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