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SONIC Drive-In donates $31,128.00 to teachers in Chicago this Teacher Appreciation Month

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SONIC Drive-In donates $31,128.00 to teachers in Chicago this Teacher Appreciation Month

SONIC Drive-In donates $31,128.00 to teachers in Chicago this Teacher Appreciation Month America’s Drive-In thanked public school teachers by donating $1.5 million to requests for learning supplies across the country To honor the creative efforts teachers have made to maneuver their ever-shifting learning environments and keep students engaged this past year, SONIC® Drive-In donated $1.5…

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Chicago Families Demand Senate President Don Harmon and Mayor Lori Lightfoot Stop Standing in the Way of Chicago Voters & Families 

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Chicago Families Demand Senate President Don Harmon and Mayor Lori Lightfoot Stop Standing in the Way of Chicago Voters & Families 

Chicago Families Demand Senate President Don Harmon and Mayor Lori Lightfoot Stop Standing in the Way of Chicago Voters & Families  CHICAGO – With four days left in the legislative session, the Grassroots Education Movement (GEM) coalition will hold an 11AM press conference to demand that Mayor Lori Lightfoot step out of the way and…

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Orland Township presents Scholarship awards

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Orland Township presents Scholarship awards

Orland Township presents Scholarship awards The Orland Township Scholarship Foundation awarded 17 area students scholarships recognizing their academic excellence. The scholarship presentations were made by Orland Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady and members of the Orland Township board which is recognized as one of the best and most efficient government agencies in the Orland Park region Orland…

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Smith named principal at Carl Sandburg High school District 230

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Smith named principal at Carl Sandburg High school District 230

Smith named principal at Carl Sandburg High school District 230 The High School District 230 School Board unanimously approved the hiring of Dr. Derrick Smith as Principal of Sandburg High School beginning on July 1, 2021. “The School Board looks forward to seeing Dr. Smith’s passion for student achievement and connection shine in his new…

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Landek announces over $155 million in funding for local school districts

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Landek announces over $155 million in funding for local school districts

Landek announces over $155 million in funding for local school districts Thirteen local school districts are set to receive over $155 million in additional funding, State Senator Steve Landek (D-Bridgeview) announced today. The funding comes as part of the latest federal COVID-19 relief packages and is meant to address challenges caused by the pandemic. “Now…

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Pritzker tours vaccination center at Morton East High school

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Pritzker tours vaccination center at Morton East High school

Pritzker tours vaccination center at Morton East High school Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker toured a state designated vaccination site on Thursday located at Morton East High school, 2423 South Austin Boulevard, in the Town of Cicero. Pritzker announced during the tour that the state will receive $45 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to increase…

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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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