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Lightfoot following in footsteps of “Machine” she loathes

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Lightfoot following in footsteps of “Machine” she loathes

Lightfoot following in footsteps of “Machine” she loathes Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants you to believe that she is a champion of justice and will fight to make Chicagoans safe, and end the “corruption” that has plagued her predecessors. But alas, Lightfoot is no different from many of the mayors who came before her. And her…

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Pritzker signs bill raising minimum teacher salaries to $40,000 to address statewide teacher shortage

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Pritzker signs bill raising minimum teacher salaries to $40,000 to address statewide teacher shortage

Pritzker signs bill raising minimum teacher salaries to $40,000 to address statewide teacher shortage Taking another step to address the statewide teacher shortage, Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation today raising teachers’ minimum salary to $40,000.   “As Illinois children head back to school this week and next, this new law says to them and their…

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School should be more than just an education

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School should be more than just an education

School should be more than just an education As my son readies for college, I reminisce about what it was like 50 years ago when I left homew to go to college. It was a different world then and a different world today By Ray Hanania My son Aaron leaves for college next week and…

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Oak Park Police increase presence as students return to school

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Oak Park Police increase presence as students return to school

Oak Park Police increase presence as students return to school With the new school year about to get underway, Oak Park Police are preparing to ramp up enforcement efforts to protect the many students who walk and bicycle along community streets to and from neighborhood schools. Additional enforcement efforts are planned at key crossings and…

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Registration underway for continuing education at Moraine Valley

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Registration underway for continuing education at Moraine Valley

Registration underway for continuing education at Moraine Valley Continue your education, earn a certificate or learn for fun this fall at Moraine Valley Community College. Registration is underway for the fall 2019 semester, which starts Aug. 19 with credit classes on the main campus. Credit classes at the Education Center at Blue Islandand Tinley Park…

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Cicero District 99 to cut ribbon on state-of-the-art school

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Cicero District 99 to cut ribbon on state-of-the-art school

Cicero District 99 to cut ribbon on state-of-the-art school Following a busy year of old building teardown, site cleanup and total reconstruction, Cicero District 99 is proud to officially announce the reopening of its newest 21st-century, state-of-the-art educational destination — Sherlock Elementary School (5347 W. 22nd Place). At 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, District…

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Stagg students invited on Lady Gaga stage during Las Vegas show

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Stagg students invited on Lady Gaga stage during Las Vegas show

Stagg students invited on Lady Gaga stage during Las Vegas show Two Stagg High School students were among 16 teens invited on stage at a Lady Gaga concert in Las Vegas. Morgan Sukalo and Persephone Valdes represented Stagg’s participation as one of only 8 schools in the country to provide Teen Mental Health First Aid training in…

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Moraine Valley to host alumni night at Chicago Fire game

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Moraine Valley to host alumni night at Chicago Fire game

Moraine Valley to host alumni night at Chicago Fire game Moraine Valley Community College alumni can win up to four tickets to see the Chicago Fire home game Saturday, July 27 at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview. The game versus DC United starts at 7:30 p.m. The alumni event will be held in the Heineken Terrace,…

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Moraine Valley Fire Academy graduate earns state medal of valor

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Moraine Valley Fire Academy graduate earns state medal of valor

Moraine Valley Fire Academy graduate earns state medal of valor Learning that a 2014 graduate of Moraine Valley Community College’s Fire Academy was honored by the state for an act of bravery did not come as a surprise to Andy Hufnagl, Emergency Medical Technician and Fire Science Technology coordinator at Moraine Valley. “Bryan Lowery was…

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Moraine Valley Speech Team earns national awards

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Moraine Valley Speech Team earns national awards

Moraine Valley Speech Team earns national awards The Moraine Valley Community College Speech Team earned five individual national titles and an overall team silver medal at the National Phi Rho Pi speech and debate tournament in Nevada. Awards were garnered by (back row from left) Natalie Jurcik, of Bridgeview, two gold medals; Jennifer Gutierrez, of…

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