Sunday, April 14, 2013
In the past week, you may have missed stories about an emotional swearing in, Conceal Carry, shopping cart theft, controlled substances, metal theft, ice cream prom, robotic surgery, income tax and others in Palos and nearby.
MONDAY Search for Missing College Student Ends in Lake Family never gave up hope for finding Jim Sylvester, 21, aunt says. ARREST WARRANTS: Wanted in Palos There are warrants out for the arrest of accused criminals who were last known to be in Palos Heights, Palos Park or Palos Hills. Patch highlights a few of them today. TUESDAY Election 2013: Results for Local Races Keep track of the vote tallies for the races that affect the Palos area. Find out results for local school and community college boards and township trustee races. Newcomers Join District 118 Board Katie Thomason, John Faustino, Meredith Marran and Catherine Maier were elected to the District 118 school board Tuesday night, according to uncertified results. Republicans Sweep …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Katie Thomason, John Faustino, Meredith Marran and Catherine Maier were elected to the District 118 school board Tuesday night, according to uncertified results.
A newcomer turned out to be the highest vote-getter Tuesday night in the race for four seats on the District 118 school board. With 21 out of 21 precincts reporting, Katie Thomason, John Faustino, Meredith Marran and Catherine Maier have been elected to the District 118 school board, according to unofficial results. Maier and Faustino are incumbents. Four seats were up for the Palos Park-based school district. Incumbent Larry Mish, despite strong campaigning Tuesday, pulled in the least number of votes. Read more: District 118: Incumbents in the Palos District Race Face New Entrants Newcomer Thomason credited strong community support and smart picking of polling locations for targeted campaigning for her success Tuesday. "I’m new at this…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
A guide to the April 2013 District 118 school board race, pitting five candidates for four seats.
Sunday, April 7
CANDIDATE BIOS Early voting begins March 25. Election Day is April 9. When we get closer to the days when you can cast a ballot, we'll post links to biographical and issue-based information about the trustee candidates. Four open seats: THE 'MUST-READ' STORIES Interesting stories relevant to District 118: Join Patch! Create a free user account and join the discussion about the future of the area. You'll be subscribed to the free daily newsletter and breaking news alerts. Got a news tip? Email Patch editor Ben Feldheim at email@example.com.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The annual Shamrock 'n Roll event is set to take place this weekend.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Students at Palos East and West Schools learned all about "Cold Blooded Creatures" as they interacted with alligators, snakes, lizards, and tortoises when Jim Nesci's popular live show visited the schools on Feb. 22.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Municipal elections are approaching fast. Do you know who the candidates are?
Local school board races will be apart of upcoming April elections. Here is a rundown of who is running for the Palos area school districts: Consolidated High School District 230 (four open seats) Community High School District 218 Palos School District 118 (Four open, full-term seats) North Palos School District 117 (Four open seats) Palos Heights School District 128 (Four open seats) Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Staff, children and community members should work together to make schools safer, Palos officials say.
The tragic shooting deaths elementary school students and staff in a Connecticut town last week have officials locally looking for a community-wide approach to making schools safer. District 218 community members should work together to make schools safer, reads a note posted on the Shepard High School website earlier this week. The note calls for students to respect each other and for parents to actively participate in their children's lives. “Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families of the students and teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School. There are no words to adequately convey our sympathies,” said District 218 Superintendent John Byrne. School officials offered information on the district-wide security measures that are …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
'Technology Tailgate' was recently named one of the top educational blogs.
Karla Kueber has been teaching first grade for 11 years, with her past seven at Palos West. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's in reading and literacy. This spring, she was a representative at the Illinois Computing Educators Tech 2012 Conference, and also sponsors video club. Miss Kueber's blog "Technology Tailgate" was recently recognized as one of the top 25 educational blogs. Technology Tailgate is a network of technology links dedicated to showcasing technology in the classroom. Kueber spends much of her vacations at her family's cottage in southwest Michigan. She enjoys spending time with her two nephews and loves to water ski, inland surf, jet ski, and snowmobile. Information provided by District 118
Friday, September 28, 2012
A plan meant to balance out enrollment among District 230 high school has irked some parents.
Rami Jreisat thinks its unfair that certain students bound for Consolidated High School District 230 will keep the ability to choose between high school while others won't. The 42-year-old resident of the Catilina neighborhood in Orland Park counts his three children currently attending Arnold W. Kruse Education Center among those who lost the benefit of an "option zone," which allowed students in two areas to choose between two D230 high schools. In fact, the reason his family moved to Orland Park was to provide his children the opportunity to attend Orland schools. "We're being pushed out," Jreisat said. "They took away our choice." District 230 board members unanimously voted in favor of a plan that maintains a zone where Palos …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Are you wondering how much area school districts, municipalities and libraries are taxing their residents? Then you need to read this list.
By now all homeowners in Cook County should have received their property tax bills. The following information is provided by the Cook County Clerk's Office and compares the year over year taxing rates of all local bodies. Tax rates are calculated by taking the amount of money levied by each district and the value of all taxable property within that district. Simple enough, right? Well here is where things get a bit trickier. From the County Clerk: Each Cook County taxing body with a statutory ceiling has its levy adjusted to the maximum amount based on the statutory ceiling for the district and the previous year’s total equalized assessed value (EAV) of property plus the value of any new construction, or the current year EAV―whichever is…