Category Archives: Finance

Is Leyden High School SD 212 Achieving Its Transparency Goal ?


In a democracy it is especially important that citizens have access to information so they can actively participate in government and make good choices on Election Day;  at Leyden School District 212, transparency is the best way to promote #leydenpride … Continue reading

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West Leyden Groundbreaking 


​​On May 18th, the Leyden Board of Education SD212 held a ground breaking for a $25,000,000 building project at West Leyden High School.  At West Leyden they are building an addition inside a portion of the inner courtyard.  The first … Continue reading

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Northern Illinois Hiring Practices and Expenditures Questioned


An Office of Executive Inspector General investigation into Northern Illinois University’s hiring and spending practices has found that President Doug Baker routinely circumvented state laws and regulations to reward friends and associates. The report, commissioned after watchdog groups and whistleblowers … Continue reading

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In Schiller Park, I Predict…………………….


It’s 4 pm on Election Day in Schiller Park, and it is clear by the turn out and conversations that Nick Caiafa and his entire slate are the clear winners.      Let me be the first to congratulate Nick … 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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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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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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