Category Archives: Mayor Caiafa

Norridge SD 80 Parents Are Watching The Progress of SB 2344


UPDATE as of May 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM:   Please show your support of SB 2344 in the Illinois House committee by going to this link and filing as a proponent: http://my.ilga.gov/WitnessSlip/Create/108859?committeeHearingId=16071&LegislationId=108859&LegislationDocumentId=138183 When the House Amendment 1 is discharged … Continue reading

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Senate Bill 2344 Was Approved On April 26th and Now Moves on to the Illinois House; And the Beat Goes on For the Special Education Parents of Norridge SD 80


LASEC has forced Norridge School District 80 to seek a legislative solution for what should have been a collaborative discussion with LASEC. Therefore, SD 80 has had to pursuit an amendment to Illinois law to permit Norridge School District 80 … Continue reading

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The Winds of Change Are Coming to LASEC, with the First Step Being Taken By The Illinois Senate Education Committee by a Vote of 13-0


Late this afternoon, on a vote of 13-0 Amendment 1 to SB 2344 sponsored by Senator Mulroe was approved by the Illinois Senate Education Committee.    This Amendment when it completes its journey through the Illinois General Assembly and is … Continue reading

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Retaliatory Conduct By Area Superintendents Threatens SD 80 Special Education Students; Thank you Senator Mulroe for Caring


When the Norridge School District 80 Board of Education approved the withdrawl of SD 80 from Leyden Area Special Education CoOp upon the recommendation of the SD 80 administration, this initiated a process which is now also being contemplated by … Continue reading

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It’s the 7th Anniversary of the Unsolved Fire and Murders at the Horseshoe Bar in Schiller Park 


It’s the 7th Anniversary of the Horseshoe Fire.  George RIP .  Justice still has not been served.  #horseshoefire #schillerpark https://www.americannewspost.com/josephfosco/1758/1758/2/

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My 2018 Predictions For The World As I See It:


I join the legion of prognosticators who offer guesses and visions about what will happen in 2018. Once again,……………. All predictions guaranteed, or your money back. Of the baker’s dozen below, one or two are tongue-in-cheek. I leave it to … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth ‘Tis The Season


Wishing all of you a peaceful, calm, happy weekend, with no arguments or debates. Let’s try not to say the T word for a couple of days. Let’s focus on the many things that bring us all together, not the … Continue reading

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Can Illinois Governor Rauner Be Re-Elected ?


Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner lost an unprecedented battle with the “Springfield insiders” he once campaigned to dethrone when lawmakers approved a budget deal and $5 billion tax hike over his objections, and without the pro-business reforms the Republican promised for … Continue reading

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Leyden and Norwood Park Townships Need To Seriously Consider School District Consolidation 


One of the maddening aspects of the state’s ongoing financial crisis is that some obvious long-term solutions are rarely considered. One solution to the massive tax collections by state and local government is to reduce the number of local governments. … Continue reading

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Today is the Day !!!


  The minimum wage increase in Cook County starts today, July 1st It’s going up to $10 an hour and will increase by a dollar every year to get to $13 an hour by 2020. There are at least 50 … Continue reading

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