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Liz Biondi. (Warren Township High School District 121 website)

Suburban School Board Asks Member To Quit Over Gay Comments

The Warren Township school board in far north Suburban Gurnee is asking one of its board members to step down for voicing concern about hiring someone who is gay or lesbian as the district’s next superintendent, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.


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Suburban School Board To Seek Member’s Ouster Over Comments On Gays

The board for Warren Township High School District 121 planned to ask board member Liz Biondi to resign Tuesday night, a week after she said the district should not hire a homosexual superintendent.



Waukegan Mayor Wants School Board Member To Resign After Telling Parents To ‘Shut Up’

The mayor of Waukegan was calling on a local school board member to resign, after she screamed at parents and teachers during a raucous public meeting regarding the ongoing teachers’ strike, prompting the board to call an abrupt halt to the meeting.


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CPS Parents, Teachers Push For Elected School Boards

The number of school closings in Chicago is leading some to say the city needs an elected school board.


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TIF, School Board Ordinances Spark Heated City Council Debate

An attempted end run around Mayor Emanuel’s opposition to two proposals led to some sparks on the City Council floor today.


Photo from the 2012 Maine West Yearbook of Mike Divincenzo. (Credit: Chicago Sun-Times)

Maine West Board Votes To Fire Soccer Coach Over Hazing Scandal

The Maine Township High School District 207 school board has voted to fire the school’s soccer coach, who has been accused of allowing criminal hazing activities, including the sodomizing of players.


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Geneva Teachers Reach Deal, Avoid Strike

Teachers and school board members of Geneva Unit School District 304 negotiated into the night Sunday in hopes of avoiding a strike in the far west suburban system.


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East Aurora School Board Rescinds Transgender-Support Policy

School Board President Annette Johnson has said her panel was erroneously advised by an assistant superintendent that the transgender policy was necessary to meet changes in the Illinois school code.


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‘Intense’ Teacher Contract Talks Continue As Midnight Deadline Looms

Chicago Public Schools officials and teachers continued contract negotiations Sunday morning, in talks union officials described as “intense,” with a midnight deadline looming for a teachers’ strike.


Deer Path Middle School principal John Steinert pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor harassment charge in 2009. (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Lake Forest Board Hires Ex-Prosecutor To Investigate ‘Sexting’ Case

The Lake Forest District 67 school board Tuesday night hired a former federal prosecutor to undertake an independent review of the way the board handled sexual harassment accusations made in 2009.


Rahm Emanuel. (CBS)

Emanuel Marks First Month In Mayor’s Office

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on the “mayoral report card,” including areas where Emanuel feels improvement is needed.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011

New Chicago schools boss Jean-Claude Brizard (CBS)

New Chicago School Board Approves Brizard As CEO

Members of the Chicago Public School Board Wednesday approved the appointment of Jean-Claude Brizard as the new CEO.

CBS Chicago–05/26/2011

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Board Member: School District Will Rank Last In Spending Per Pupil

The southwest suburban Mokena School District 159 board elected new officers at a special meeting last week, but the district’s old problems cropped up, too.


Photo Of An Old Style Blackboard With Chalk And Felt Eraser (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

School Board Chief Tied To Drug Dealer Won’t Step Down

Despite public outrage and calls for his resignation, a west suburban school board president tied to a drug dealer and a motorcycle gang member, refused to step down on Wednesday night.


Oak Lawn Community High School

Oak Lawn Teachers Vote To Reduce Raises, Avoid Layoffs

Teachers and staff at Oak Lawn Community High School have voted to take smaller pay raises the next couple years, rather than face cutting staff by about 20 percent.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011

Chicago Public Schools

Renewed Call Issued For Elected School Board

A renewed call has been issued for a school board that would be elected in Chicago instead of appointed by the mayor.

WBBM Newsradio–02/17/2011

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Man Accused Of Stealing $9,000 From CPS Board

A man who was arrested in Aurora is accused of misappropriating more than $9,000 in funds belonging to the Chicago Public Schools Board, police said.


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Glenbard School Board Eyes Lower Book Fees

A west suburban school board is considering a plan to make student costs for textbooks more reasonable. Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports that textbook purchases fluctuate from $100 to $500 per student in Glenbard District […]

WBBM Newsradio–10/18/2010