Category Archives: Schiller Park
At last night’s Rosemont School District 78, the Board had placed on their agenda (see link http://www.rosemont78.org/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/5988a8c8ca5a6/12-11-17publicboardagenda.pdf ) an action item that the Rosemont School Board voted on whether to approve the Resolution of School District 80’s request … Continue reading →
Can Leyden Area Special Education CoOp (LASEC) Reinvent Themselves ? Or Is It Best That the CoOp Be Disbanded ?
On February 7, 2017, I wrote a blog article https://royfmc.com/2017/02/03/is-leyden-area-special-education-coop-lasec-obsolete-should-norwood-park-grammar-schools-withdraw-from-lasec-and-consolidate-special-education-services/ questioning whether LASEC was obsolete and whether Norwood Park Grammar Schools should disband ? Nine months later it has become clear that at least Norridge School District 80 and the … Continue reading →
LASEC filled a unique community need in Leyden and Norwood Park Townships over the last 50 years by working with teachers, school leaders, and member school districts to improve educational and support services for students with disabilities, including the following … Continue reading →
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 →
In conjunction with this week’s passage of a state budget for fiscal year 2018, the Illinois General Assembly approved a new law that significantly changes the Illinois Pension Code by creating an optional “Tier III” benefit structure and changing the … Continue reading →
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 →
See the presentation below: At the June 1, 2017, Village of Schiller Park Board of Trustee’s meeting the Board adopted a resolution recognizing retiring Officer Lima’s community service. The resolution was read by his son, Trustee Lima.
The Village needs to understand and implement “curb appeal” throughout the Village, especially at it’s gateways. Would a respectable resident repair his auto on their front lawn and then leave the parts laying around for a week on the front … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →