Elected School Board Now!
Chicago Needs an Elected School Board There is only one school district in the State of Illinois that does NOT have an elected school board, and that is the Chicago Public Schools. Currently all members of the Chicago Board of Education are appointed by Mayor and are not accountable to the parents, students or communities they serve. It is time for a change. That is why I am proud to cosponsor HB 4268 which would change Chicago’s school board from appointees to an elected school board. We know about the recent pay-to-play scandals rocking CPS. But for our neighborhoods there are so many other reasons that we need to take back control of our schools. We have seen our neighborhood schools losing resources for enrichment programs such as music, art, sports, foreign … more
KEVIN HOFFMAN Suspected terrorists and people considered a threat to public safety would be barred from obtaining firearms under a bill in the Illinois House. The proposal, which has bipartisan support, was filed by state Rep. Gregory Harris, D-Chicago, on June 21, a day after the U.S. Senate rejected four gun control measures in response […]
WRITTEN BY FRANK MAIN AND MICK DUMKE POSTED: 12/12/2015, 10:15PM A Chicago legislator introduced legislation Friday to tighten enforcement of a law meant to keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill people who are deemed dangerous, as well as others who are barred from owning guns because they’ve been convicted of felonies or […]