Tag: Kankakee School District 111

Chasity Wells-Armstrong is bad for the city of Kankakee

Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong photo credit: City of Kankakee Website Four years ago, I was Chasity Wells-Armstrong’s biggest supporter. For ten days before the election, I hammered the former Mayor, Nina Epstein, supporting Chasity. In my column in Chicago Now, I posted a series of glowing articles about what her administration’s new era would bring to... Read more »

Racism, real and imagined in 2018

Racism, real and imagined in 2018
When I was in the GOP, there was a belief among many conservatives that racism ended shortly after the Civil Rights Act became law in 1964. The way theory goes, that kind of behavior is now against the law, and people ceased the reprehensible acts of redlining, making Blacks use separate bathrooms, and denying African-Americans... Read more »

Facebook rumors fueled fears of a school shooting at an Illinois High School last week

Facebook rumors fueled fears of a school shooting at an Illinois High School last week
Is Facebook killing truth? Parents posting on Facebook about their unease of sending their kids to school last Monday created fears of a school shooter. A week ago, school officials heard reports that a student had threatened to shoot Kankakee High School, in Kankakee, Illinois. The community of 27,000 is 54 miles south of Chicago’s... Read more »
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A cash-strapped community invests in itself

A cash-strapped community invests in itself
How many Park Districts have dissolved in Illinois?  If you answered zero, you would be correct. The Park District in Kankakee, Illinois is teetering on being the first Park District to dissolve in Illinois.  Out of money, the entire staff was laid off in December. Political infighting and financial mismanagement have put the District on... Read more »

'Tis the season to care for others

'Tis the season to care for others
A Friday in December seems like a good time to take a break from politics. Besides, it’s the season of parties, gifts, family togetherness and big meals. It is also the season of the longest nights of the year. For many, those nights are longer and darker and colder than they are for others. It... Read more »

Turn down the hate

Turn down the hate
In Kankakee, Illinois, a local school employee is on paid leave after a political photo was posted on his Facebook Timeline. Dr. Genevra Walters, Superintendent of Schools for Kankakee School District 111, in collaboration with the Teacher’s Union, had a presentation to the staff about the inappropriate use of social media in the wake of... Read more »
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