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Orland Trustee Carole Ruzich hosts self-defense program for women

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Orland Trustee Carole Ruzich hosts self-defense program for women

Orland Trustee Carole Ruzich hosts self-defense program for women Orland Park Trustee Carole Griffin Ruzich will co-host with One Light Self-Defense a free self-defense workshop for women and girls. The program is free and will address “self-defense, distraction and awareness” tactics. The program will be held on March 11, 2019 at the Orland Park Civic…

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Moraine Valley students perform in original theatrical production

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Moraine Valley students perform in original theatrical production

Moraine Valley students perform in original theatrical production Moraine Valley Community College will present “American Griot,” an original play exploring Muslim influence on the American music genre known as the blues. The Academic Theater production will run Feb. 21 to March 3, in the John and Angeline Oremus Theater, inside the Fine and Performing Arts…

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Harper to host Community Health Fair to on trauma and gun violence

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Harper to host Community Health Fair to on trauma and gun violence

Harper to host Community Health Fair to on trauma and gun violence Community residents will have the chance to learn how to respond to incidents of gun violence and assist trauma victims during a Community Health Fair that state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, will host on Saturday, March 23. “For our community, we have to…

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Residents deserve answers from school officials, not a snub

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Residents deserve answers from school officials, not a snub

Residents deserve answers from school officials, not a snub Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan criticized the Lyons School District 103 board and its chairman Marge Hubacek for violating the Open Meetings Act when she denied parents the ability to speak at a meeting on October 22, 2019. Hubacek, seeking to silence criticism of the hiring…

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Illinois leaders denounce Trump’s campus harassment changes

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Illinois leaders denounce Trump’s campus harassment changes

Illinois leaders denounce Trump’s campus harassment changes Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, and leaders of the Illinois Democratic Party including Assistant Majority Leader Kelly Burke denounce  President Donald Trump’s efforts to weaken Campus Harassment Rules for university and college students House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and members of the House Democratic Women’s Caucus are calling…

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Illinois Attorney General slams District 103 Open Meetings Act Violation

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Illinois Attorney General slams District 103 Open Meetings Act Violation

Illinois Attorney General slams District 103 Open Meetings Act Violation The Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan ruled that Lyons School District 103 violated the Illinois Open Meetings Act when it refused to permit parents to address the board’s decision to hire as a 6th grade teacher a man accused of attempted murder and seven counts…

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District 103 Candidates Distribute Supplies To Students

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District 103 Candidates Distribute Supplies To Students

District 103 Candidates Distribute Supplies To Students By Steve Metsch (Originally published in the Des Plaines Valley News) Four candidates seeking election to the Lyons School District 103 board spent part of Saturday giving supplies to kids and meeting with parents. Olivia Quintero, Winifred Rodriguez, Vito Campanile and incumbent Jorge Torres are running on the…

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District 103 School Candidates launch Facebook Page

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District 103 School Candidates launch Facebook Page

District 103 School Candidates launch Facebook Page The candidates for School District 103 launched a new Facebook Page, Parents for Student Excellence, to promote their candidacies and to also promote issues and events related to the controversy-plagued School District 103. School District 103 serves 2,400 students living in Brookfield, Forest View, Lyons, McCook and Stickney….

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School District 230 celebrates student achievements

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School District 230 celebrates student achievements

School District 230 celebrates student achievements Celebrating student success as they pursue their own paths! At the School Board meeting last night we honored a number of outstanding students for achieving excellence in their particular areas of interest. The variety of areas in which students are excelling is a testament to our passion to prepare students…

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D230’s Rick Nogal named Illinois’ Outstanding School Board President

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D230’s Rick Nogal named Illinois’ Outstanding School Board President

D230’s Rick Nogal named Illinois’ Outstanding School Board President It was an honor to be with members of our School Board and administration as President Rick Nogal was announced as Illinois’ Outstanding School Board President on Sunday morning at the Joint Annual Conference in Chicago, District 230 Supt. Dr. James Gay announced. Illinois State Board of…

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Madigan accuses Trump of attacking sexual harassment survivors

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Madigan accuses Trump of attacking sexual harassment survivors

Madigan accuses Trump of attacking sexual harassment survivors Madigan: Trump Administration’s Proposed Title IX Overhaul is an Attack on Sexual Assault Survivors Michael J. Madigan, chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois, issued the following statement regarding Friday’s action by the Trump Administration’s Education Department that proposed new rules governing school sexual harassment and assault…

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Hubacek board scuttles voices of parents and public

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Hubacek board scuttles voices of parents and public

Hubacek board scuttles voices of parents and public The outrageous indifference to the needs of School District 103 by the dictatorial board majority led by Marge Hubacek prevented parents and taxpayers from expressing their concerns about the board majority’s poor decisions. Hubacek illegally blocked the parents from speaking limiting to only five the number who…

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