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Illinois Faces 5th Year Of An Increasing Population Decline


Illinoisans received their 5th consecutive year of bad news at the end of 2018, with U.S. Census Bureau data showing the state suffered a record fifth year of worsening population decline. New census data released April 18 show that for … Continue reading

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Illinois School Administrator Salaries Highest in the US


Too often the school board announces cuts that directly affects the children, but honestly a good look would be at the high priced administrators. This is a local school board issue, not a state issue, but top heavy administration is … Continue reading

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Six Socialists on Chicago City Council


Six Socialists on Chicago City Council “Chicago will soon have more socialist City Council members than any major U.S. city in modern history,” said CDSA co-chairs Lucie Macias and Leonard Pierce in a Wednesday op-ed for the Chicago Tribune. Of … Continue reading

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The governor’s office issued a concerning response to a simple request for the numbers backing up his “fair tax” proposal.


More than a week after claiming his income tax proposal would raise $3.4 billion in new revenue, Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office now claims it can’t find the math used to calculate that number. This doesn’t inspire confidence in the governor’s … Continue reading

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Principal Symptoms of ADHD in Children and Teenagers


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent mental health problems affecting children in the United States. It is widely discussed in popular mental health articles, and it seems that parents all think they know how to … Continue reading

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Interesting Position: Teachers union seeks 5 percent raises, says ‘rich people’ will pay for them


Teachers union seeks 5 percent raises, says ‘rich people’ will pay for them. Chicago Teachers Union leaders on Tuesday submitted their first contract proposals — including 5-percent pay raises — to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office, though most negotiations are expected … Continue reading

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The New Year Sees No Relief For Illinoisans’ From Ever Growing Property Tax Bills


A major reason for Illinoisans’ daunting property tax bills is the record number of local government bodies they’re supporting. Illinois, for example, is home to nearly 860 school districts, fifth-highest in the nation. Meanwhile, those districts serve the fifth-lowest number of … Continue reading

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Leyden High Schools To Have An E Learning Day on Monday, November 26, 2018


Tomorrow – Monday, November 26, 2018 will be an E-Learning Day at East and West Leyden schools at Leyden SD 212. Assignments will be available in @Schoology by 9:00 am. Students make sure to sign in for attendance purposes and … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop Believin’: Jonathan Cane of Journey joined longtime baseball exec, Nick Colletti, both Leyden grads, as they returned for book signing


It was a very happy homecoming for Jonathan Cain when he visited Leyden High Schools on Nov. 12 to sign copies of his new book “Don’t Stop Believin’: The Man, The Band, and the Song That Inspired Generations.” The keyboardist … Continue reading

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Morton Schapiro, Northwestern officials say Harvard trial won’t affect admissions


  As the Harvard admissions lawsuit placing a microscope on the practice of affirmative action in higher education goes to trial, Northwestern officials say the outcome shouldn’t affect University admissions. The lawsuit charging Harvard University with systematic discrimination against Asian-Americans … Continue reading

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