Category Archives: Education

Parakeets in the Chicago ‘Burbs ?


Have you seen parakeets in Chicago? Some time in the 1970s, somebody’s pet parakeets escaped. These weren’t tropical parakeets, but ones that evolved in the relatively cold climate of southern South America, called Monk Parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus). Their cold-tolerance and … Continue reading

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Community Fundraisers We Should Consider Attending


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A Day of RemembranceΒ 


Today, April 15th, we celebrate the life and times of Harold Lee Washington (April 15, 1922 – November 25, 1987); an African American lawyer and politician who became the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, serving from 1983 until his death … Continue reading

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Piltaver the “Accidental Mayor”


April 12, 2017 “GOODNESS” VANQUISHED IN LINCOLNWOOD, NORRIDGE, SCHILLER PARK, PARK RIDGE ELECTIONS ANALYSIS & OPINION BY RUSS STEWART by RUSS STEWART If there is any lesson to be learned from the April 4 suburban elections, it is this: Voters … Continue reading

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Schiller Park Has Lost It’s Moral Compass


The local election in Schiller Park has become a proverbial “witches cauldron”. Clearly, the community has lost its moral compass, as the political discussion in Schiller Park has reached an abysmal low.    We have seen people banned off of … Continue reading

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Demolition Begins Today at East Leyden’s Dodge Field


The demolition of Dodge Field began this morning .    This is the first step in the construction of a $65 million addition to East Leyden.  This construction includes a new expansive pool, a new state of the art cafeteria, … Continue reading

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A Memory of an Election Past


As the normal acrimony builds in suburban elections in the western suburbs of Chicago, as we approach the April 4, 2017, local government elections where there are contested seats, it brings back memories of an election in Schiller Park in … Continue reading

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The Importance of Transition for Adolescents with Disabilities And the Role That Your High School District Plays in that Transition


Congress has designated March as a time that businesses recognize the talents that people with disabilities contribute to their communities. As companies such as AMC Theatres, Walgreens and Microsoft can attest, disabled workers can be a great asset.  But only … 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 SpringfieldΒ 


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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