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Orland Township Offers Scholarship Opportunities

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Orland Township Offers Scholarship Opportunities

Orland Township Offers Scholarship Opportunities High school seniors seeking financial assistance for college encouraged to apply The Orland Township Scholarship Foundation will be awarding more than $15,000 in scholarships to Orland Township high school seniors from the 2021 graduating class, announced Paul O’Grady, Orland Township Supervisor and President of the Scholarship Foundation. The Orland Township…

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The courage of standing up for our Police

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The courage of standing up for our Police

The courage of standing up for our Police A student athlete at the University of Illinois stood tall and proud recently while all of her teammates and coaches took a knee during the singing of the National Anthem. That student, who I know but won’t identify, has true courage and is the symbol of what…

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Abir Othman named next Principal at Andrew High School

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Abir Othman named next Principal at Andrew High School

Abir Othman named next Principal at Andrew High School The High School District 230 School Board unanimously approved the hiring of Abir Othman as Principal of Andrew High School, in light of the promotion of Dr. Robert Nolting to the role of Superintendent beginning on July 1, 2021. “Abir is a strong and compassionate leader…

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History of Al-Andalus featured in special “Deep Dive” by the Arab News newspaper

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History of Al-Andalus featured in special “Deep Dive” by the Arab News newspaper

History of Al-Andalus featured in special “Deep Dive” by the Arab News newspaper How eight centuries of Muslim rule in what is now Spain led to a golden age of culture and science in the emirates of the Iberian Peninsula. An investigation by Arab News’ new Research & Studies Unit tracks down some of the descendants of…

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Dr. Robert J. Nolting named next District 230 Superintendent

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Dr. Robert J. Nolting named next District 230 Superintendent

Dr. Robert J. Nolting named next District 230 Superintendent The Consolidated High School District 230 School Board announced Thursday evening that they have voted unanimously to hire Dr. Robert J. Nolting as the district’s next Superintendent following the retirement of Dr. James M. Gay. “We knew after meeting with Dr. Nolting that D230 is a…

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Dist 230 Supt Dr. James M. Gay announces intent to retire

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Dist 230 Supt Dr. James M. Gay announces intent to retire

Dist 230 Supt Dr. James M. Gay announces intent to retire District 230 Superintendent Dr. James M. Gay shared with staff on Monday his intent to retire at the end of the 2020-21 school year. Dr. Gay joined District 230 as Assistant Principal at Andrew High School and then was Principal there for four years. In…

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O’Grady urges Orland Township residents to salute student graduates during virus restrictions

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O’Grady urges Orland Township residents to salute student graduates during virus restrictions

O’Grady urges Orland Township residents to salute student graduates during virus restrictions Orland Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady steps up to recognize the 2020 students whose graduations have been disrupted because of restrictions intended to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. O’Grady, one of the most praised officials in the Orland region, said…

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J. Sterling Morton District 201 Serves Over 50,000 Meals Since Shutdown

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J. Sterling Morton District 201 Serves Over 50,000 Meals Since Shutdown

J. Sterling Morton District 201 Serves Over 50,000 Meals Since Shutdown In an effort to keep children safe from the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Pritzker ordered schools to shut down in-person classes last month. Thankfully, our students have the tools for remote learning already in place as we are a 1:1 district (1:1 refers to one…

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Maria Pappas launches animated Iguana and song to ease concerns of children during Coronavirus scare

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Maria Pappas launches animated Iguana and song to ease concerns of children during Coronavirus scare

Maria Pappas launches animated Iguana & song to ease concerns of children during Coronavirus scare Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas releases an online children’s video called “Me and My Iguana” to give children enjoyment during this frightening coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The video is online at www.MeAndMyIguana.com Chicago, IL — At a time when children may…

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Stagg High school students raise funds for Illinois USO

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Stagg High school students raise funds for Illinois USO

Stagg High school students raise funds for Illinois USO Students at Stagg High school in Palos Heights helped to raise funds to benefit Illinois USO Each year the Stagg High School Basketball programs raise funds through its Hoops for Hope free throw competition where individuals sponsor players for each free throw out of 100 attempts. …

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Rep. Welch delivers keynote speech at Cicero MLK commemoration

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Rep. Welch delivers keynote speech at Cicero MLK commemoration

Rep. Welch delivers keynote speech at Cicero MLK commemoration The Town of Cicero hosted a commemoration honoring the legacy and life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the few Chicagoland suburbs that does more than just see Dr. King as a holiday day-off.  State Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch, of the 7th House…

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Pritzker to give financial aid to illegal and undocumented students

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Pritzker to give financial aid to illegal and undocumented students

Pritzker to give financial aid to illegal and undocumented students The governor’s directive will also provide state financial aid to transgender students. Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid provides qualifying students an opportunity to apply for MAP Grants For the first time in Illinois, eligible undocumented students and transgender students who are disqualified from federal financial…

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