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Can Illinois Governor Rainer 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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Local School Districts Have To Now Pay Some Additional Teacher Pension Costs


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

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Leyden High School District 212 Has Embarked on “the beginning of a historic construction project” Paid for By the Leyden Taxpayers


On May 18th, a ground breaking was held for the construction and renovation project at West Leyden, with additional construction and renovation projects planned for East Leyden. You can follow the construction projects at : East Leyden :     … Continue reading

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


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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The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act guarantees special ed students extra help no matter how much it costs.


The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act guarantees special ed students extra help no matter how much it costs. Can IEP Teams Say “No” To Special Education Services Based on Money Woes? No, No and No! By Michelle Ball, California … Continue reading

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Tips to be the best advocate for special needs children


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Tips to be the best advocate for special needs children


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not always


Originally posted on a diary of a mom:
Brooke on pajama day, soaring to new heights with Ms J The other night, I went to a small group teach-in run by a Special Education attorney. I both love and hate…

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Give a Pat on the Back to Parents of Kids who are Autistic!


Originally posted on Raising 5 Kids With Disabilities and Remaining Sane Blog:
Parents of children with autism will never tell you that raising their child is easy…it’s not! I joke around, look for the silver lining, take things in stride, and…

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Representations of Autism in Contemporary Literature (Part One)


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