Chronicle: Proviso D209 Board Never Approved $7 Million Fire Repair Bills, Say Lawyers

Friday, May 6, 2016 || Originally Published: Cook County Chronicle || By Jean Lotus and Bill Dwyer A lawsuit against the Proviso Township High School District 209 School Board contains evidence that both the current school superintendent and the former board president signed a multi-million dollar building repairs contract without the knowledge or formal approval of the school board. The district hired Franklin Park-based Restore … Continue reading Chronicle: Proviso D209 Board Never Approved $7 Million Fire Repair Bills, Say Lawyers

Mr. Welch Goes to Springfield

On February 21, 2013 our newly-minted State Representative, Emanuel Chris Welch (Democrat, 7th Dist.), donned his best Abe Lincoln impersonation (top image courtesy of the Peoria Journal Star via Welch’s Twitter feed) to argue his first bill, HB129, on the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives, but he came off looking more like a younger, hipper version of Rich Uncle Pennybags (the monopoly guy). … Continue reading Mr. Welch Goes to Springfield