Analyzing Campaign Cash in D209 Board Race

Friday, April 17, 2015 || Originally Published: School Board Focus West || By Jean Lotus  A grassroots campaign of motivated volunteers, many from Forest Park, toppled a 15-year majority on the school board of Proviso Township High School District 209 this April. How did it happen? Campaign contributions to the political committees of each slate tell part of the story. The Proviso Children’s First Party … Continue reading Analyzing Campaign Cash in D209 Board Race

Mystery Campaign Flyers Enter D209 Race

A mailer paid for by the mysterious Proviso Ministers Alliance.  Tuesday, March 31, 2015 || Originally Published: The Forest Park Review || By Bob Skolnik Candidates say ads seem intent on sowing confusion and racial division With the school board election just one week away, the silly season in the hotly contested Proviso District 209 school board race has arrived. Fliers have begun appearing that … Continue reading Mystery Campaign Flyers Enter D209 Race

District 209 Board Candidates Lay Out Opposing Positions

Harrell, Matthews and Raines-Welch. Wagner, Madina and Kelly Monday, March 30, 2015 || By Michael Romain  The District 209 Board of Education race is essentially a contest of two opposing visions. The two competing sides offered stark contrasts in both governing style and potential policy directions during Wednesday Journal endorsement interviews in March. The Children First slate, comprising municipal and education attorney ShawnTe Raines-Welch; youth minister … Continue reading District 209 Board Candidates Lay Out Opposing Positions