Saying the district could afford to lift some expenses for families, Forest Park Elementary District Superintendent Lou Cavallo announced that school supplies will be provided for students by the schools next year.
Crain's Chicago Business reported Thursday that Ferrara Candy Company has leased a former Home Depot distribution center warehouse along I-55 in Bolingbrook. Crain's categorized the deal as "the largest industrial lease so far" in 2014. The warehouse, at 901 Carlow Drive, is almost 750,000 square feet. The duration of the lease is 15 years, Crain's said.
Triton College administrators who had their salary bumped up at the March 25 board meeting made campaign contributions to the "Friends of Mark Stephens" campaign fund for the board president, as well as a new PAC for other trustees, the Review has found.
Persistence is a hallmark of a private detective. Sunday night, my persistent investigation of a racial incident in Forest Park paid off. I had the chance to meet one of the men who gave assistance to a black Forest Park family in 1976, back when bricks and racial slurs were flying.
A police officer on patrol observed a Blue Ribbon taxi traveling westbound on Jackson Boulevard around 1:45 a.m., April 11, which flashed its lights as the squad car passed. When the officer stopped the squad, the taxi driver pulled up behind the car and stopped.
School technology is new, Betsy Ross is getting bigger, and teachers are gearing up for the Common Core — parents and community members will hear a lot about those issues at the Forest Park Elementary Schools "State of the District Address" on April 16.
A proposed new grading system that would give students an automatic 50 percent grade even if they don't complete an assignment was a non-starter to the Proviso Township High School District 209 school board Tuesday night.
Without missing a beat, Forest Park Elementary School District 91 hired a new director of instructional technology at the April 10 school board meeting, a month after James Eichmiller left to take a job in Downers Grove.
Construction bids for the Betsy Ross School addition were approved by the Forest Park Elementary School District 91 board at the April 10 meeting. The subcontractor bidding process was overseen by Darien architects, Wight and Co., who are managing the project.