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Joseph R. Martan April 24, 2014 at 11:41 am
When I graduated from LT in 1967 we were told that we were the second best high school in IllinoisRead More (New Trier was number one) and among the top ten nationally. Now New Trier is #15 and LT is #40?!? What has happened in the intervening decades. If the proposal to do away with class rank is any indicator I suspect my alma mater is succumbing more and more to the trendy aspects of modern education and moving away from expecting accomplishment.
Geneva Taxpayer April 24, 2014 at 12:11 pm
@Herc, that's because Joliet high schools make you ready for McDonalds, not college.
Herc April 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm
LOL @Geneva, I don't think Geneva's are much better.
Orange County Sheriff's deputies conduct a bomb sweep at San Clemente High School earlier this month. | Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
David Greenberg March 28, 2014 at 11:46 am
"Virtual walls"? Geezus... GPS spoofing is but one way around the geofence. The otherRead More is simply walking up to someone and saying "HEY *(&*(^^#&*(Y($*() !!!!!" Or use a different app created with a bogus email account... *sigh*. Sticks and stones people... sticks and stones... Walk it off and move on...
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm
thats for sure, this country is turning into a bunch of pansies!!
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm
my kid tells me that his buddy who lives over in Europe has a math book that shows a drawing of anRead More obese American eating a Cheeseburger with Plumbers Ass , as if we are a bunch of slobs over here!!! Is that nice or what???
Mike Kruger March 19, 2014 at 06:53 pm
Redistrict. It's silly to burden taxpayers with more building than will be needed long term.
Kati Byrne Spaniak March 23, 2014 at 06:23 am
As a real estate agent, I have some clients that don't want to move into district 30 and 31 becauseRead More of the fact that the junior high splits between the two high schools. Parents want their children to make friends in junior high and keep them into high school. Allowing the students to stay together throughout all of grade school, junior high and high school could potentially increase property values in those districts.
Bernard Johnson March 27, 2014 at 04:19 pm
No problem, just send the surplus differential up to Deerfield in a couple of years; trendingRead More demographics indicate that enrollments at DHS will decline - significantly, which is why, naturally, Dist. 113 just suckered taxpayers into floating a $180,000,000 bond to retrofit some of the structures at DHS and HPHS {in addition to spending tens of millions more from and depleting current surpluses}. GBH and GBS will be able to negotiate deep discounts to bus on up to DHS and HPHS - as soon as the Empire Builders of Dist. 113 are proven to have entirely got it wrong - again. With the dire state of the State of Illinois' finances, Dist. 113 taxpayers are in for a real shocker when the state 'reapportions' contributions to public-education, coupled with the Federal government halting payments for the former Fort Sheridan base's children formulary and District 113 enrollments drop. It's time to bail out of Dist. 113 if you're a home-owner; interest rates are climbing, those coming up to replace the former middle-middle and lower-upper residents are dwindling and it's not like the... other residents of Lake County [Waukegan, North Chicago, Round Lake Beach, etc] are going to sustain the County's insatiable appetite to spend other people's money. If you think making the recent hike by 2/3rds of the dire state of the State of Illinois' income tax permanent is the end of increased taxation and fees to be heaped upon the already sagging shoulders of the ever fewer and fewer taxpayers in Illinois left standing, think again. There's that pesky un-funded obligation of the public pensions, the recent smoke and mirrors legislation to reduce even slightly won't stand up to legal scrutiny under the State's Constitutional obligation not to reduce those benefits after the fact on retirees/those vested therein. Yet, Illinois continues the charade of defined benefit pension plans - which private companies/the real world abandoned a couple of decades ago when deflation became the rule of the day. But, what's a couple of decades of Illinois' hacks kicking the can down the road? Illinois - the land that time and integrity forgot. Abandon all hope ye who enter here.
Bernard Johnson March 5, 2014 at 07:41 am
No problem, just negotiate with Deerfield and Highland Park [combined District 113] to use theirRead More facilities in a couple of years. Despite decling student demographic projections, District 113 just tapped tax-payers there for a bond of about $200 million for structural changes in the two high-schools. Nothing more for education, e.g. STEM, etc, etc; but, a couple of hundred million to rennovate and/or replace physical facilities that have been neglected - so the new ones can now be both neglected and under-utilized. So, GBN/GBS, put on your hardest negotiator's hat and approach Dist. 113 two years from now - they'll have gone over-budget, will see declining student enrollments and local taxpayers stuck with the tab will be more than receptive for you to help bail 'em out. Though DHS is presently the # 1 ranked [US News & World] truly 'public' [taking all comers] in the dire State of Illinois [the four above it are either prep-schools and a magnet - which pick and choose their students]; the poor standard of STEM programs and the absurd waste of finite monies on structures is surely - along with projected decling enrollments, going to see DHS and HP plumet in the rankings. You can only soak real-estate owners so far and Dist. 113 has soaked us to saturation with no additional elasticity whatsoever.
Meshephelous March 5, 2014 at 02:38 pm
Wah wah. It's tax deductible. It sustains property value. There are many many worse things to doRead More than contribute tax dollars to your public schools, even if this money goes to such horribly wasteful things as improving infrastructure and the creation of world-class facilities.
Howard Schultz January 7, 2014 at 07:18 am
The North Suburban YMCA is open today for all facilities and regularly scheduled programs
Richard Reeder January 7, 2014 at 07:27 am
Max and Benny's is open.
melissa.lerner January 7, 2014 at 07:59 am
John Karzen is hosting a free open gym from 2:15 to 4 pm (basketball).