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Concerns Raised About OMA Violation for June 30 City Council Meeting

City Clerk Devon Reid has issued a memorandum in which he states that the “Emergency City Council Meeting” called for 10 a.m. on June 30 by Mayor Steve Hagerty violates the Illinois Open Meetings Act (OMA). The RoundTable raised concerns about a possible OMA violation on Wednesday night, in response to an email from City […]

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D65 Schools Open, ‘Every Child, Every Day, Whatever It Takes’

District 65 schools opened for the new school year on Monday, with many parents bringing their children to the elementary schools and gathering outside before their children streamed in.  Students and parents seemed excited, some of the youngest a little apprehensive. Teachers and staff wore T-shirts with the phrase “Every Child, Every Day, Whatever it […]

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Major Gifts for New Y.O.U. Headquarters

Gifts from Colonel Jennifer Pritzker and the Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation will give Youth Organizations Umbrella (Y.O.U.) a significant jump-start in building a new headquarters at 1911 Church St., just west of Dodge Avenue. The two local philanthropists are joining together to contribute more than $2.5 million in property and cash to support Y.O.U. in its […]

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Panel Recommends New Service Options for Students With an IEP

At the April 28 District 65 Board meeting, Joyce Bartz, director of special services, and a panel of supervisors in the special services department presented a proposal to increase the services provided to students with a disability. If approved, the proposal will increase the options for students who have significant needs and disabilities, and increase […]