Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Should the responsibilities of a school board member be a consideration when it comes to the professional workplace?
Stephen White, a member of the Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Board of Education, made headlines with his defense of Carlton Fisk, the 64-year old retired White Sox player on a DUI charge in New Lenox. While Fisk's case came to a close Dec. 27 — with one-year supervision — some readers debated White's position on the board. Fisk, who paid $1,250 in court costs, was also ordered to complete an alcohol abuse program. Part of that program demands that he meet with select families that had lost loved ones due to drunken drivers. "I know he is a former judge but really I don't know if it is a good idea to have someone who is involved in education of our children represent a DUI case," one commentor said. "Our schools have a program that …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Former high school teacher Ryan Gardner faces a felony in connection with threats against Lincoln-Way school officials.
A former Lincoln-Way Central High School teacher who checked himself into a Chicago hospital for psychiatric care faces a felony charge of telephone harassment in connection with alleged threats against school district officials. A warrant for the arrest of Ryan Gardner, 40, was secured late Tuesday afternoon. Gardner, who reportedly lives with his parents in downstate Danville, headed north and voluntarily checked himself into University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago, said Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow. Even though he is receiving psychiatric care, Gardner would have been able to leave the hospital of his own volition, Glasgow said. Officials hit Gardner with the felony charge, accusing him of calling Lincoln-Way School …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The start of the school year is here, and Patch lists some of the significant days for the Lincoln-Way high schools at the beginning of the year.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
- Joe Vince
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Believe it or not, the first day of school is right around the corner. And there's more than just showing up when classes start. Here's a list of some important dates for students attending Lincoln-Way East and Lincoln-Way North high schools. Thursday, Aug. 16. Registration times for L-W East and North high schools are as follows: The parents of freshmen are invited to attend a "Straight Talk" with Supt. Lawrence Wyllie from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at North, and from 8 a to 9:15 a.m. Aug. 17 at East. For more dates, go to the Lincoln-Way High School District 210 school calendar. Subscribe to Patch's newsletters for headlines and breaking news and headlines delivered to your inbox: "Like" Patch's Facebook pages for updates throughout …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
School Board meeting highlights: Destination Excellence awards, closing the fiscal year, public hearing for proposed 2012-2013 budget
The Lincoln-Way School District 210 Board of Education discussed its 2012-13 budget Thursday, closing the previous year with a $3.2 million deficit. The main order of business was the closing of the district's 2011-2012 budget and the passage of a resolution to display the proposed 2012-2013 budget for public inspection through Sept. 11, followed by a public hearing. The board will vote on the approval of the budget on Sept. 13. The district closed its 2011-2012 budget with a deficit of $3,274,621 as of June 30. Supt. Lawrence Wyllie said the deficit was caused by a discrepancy between the amount of tax dollars and categorical grants the district was supposed to receive and the amount that was actually dispersed. "The categoricals, we …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Know a Tony Bennett fan? Consider taking them to this Wednesday's performance of the Fabulous ‘40s Patriotic Tribute Show at Lincoln-Way North High School.
If you're longing to see a singer perform the tunes of a favorite classic crooner, Wednesday is your lucky day. Mitch Seekins will be belting songs by Tony Bennett that night at Lincoln-Way North High School during a show that strives to celebrate the music and accomplishments of the performer. The event is part of the school district's Senior Series. “This is another great opportunity for our community to enjoy the arts in their own back yard,” Supt. Lawrence Wyllie said in a news release. He noted that he is pleased to open all four Lincoln-Way schools to the community for theatrical and musical performances. Tickets to Senior Series performances may be purchased by contacting Denise Adducci at 815-534-3240. To download an order form, …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Even though the district's lawyer says there was no violation, the spectre of an infraction lingers. We examine the act and look at what breaking it could mean to the board.
Last week, talk about the state's Open Meetings Act dominated the conversation of the Summit Hill School District 161 Board's meeting, which spread over two days. Board member Sean William Doyle said he thought a Sept. 17 special meeting violated the act because the agenda was posted online less than 48 hours in advance. But Scott Nemanich, the attorney representing the district, said there was no violation because the agenda was posted on the door of the district's administrative offices within 48 hours, fulfilling the provisions of the act. Also, the time the Sept. 17 meeting actually started eliminated any violations of the act, he added. READ: Lawyer Says D161 Did Not Violate Open Meetings Act Doyle, however, said he's considering …
Friday, September 16, 2011
A teen was struck by a car and killed Thursday evening while running through the forest preserves.
Updated: 2:14 p.m. with information from Lincoln-Way East High School. Updated: 10:15 a.m. with information from the Cook County Sheriff's Office Updated: 8:55 a.m. A teen boy was running through the forest preserves when he was struck by a car and killed Thursday evening. The accident occurred on 104th Avenue and Route 83 around 5:15 p.m. in unincorporated Palos Township near the Cook County forest preserves. Patrick Mizwicki, 14, of New Lenox, was a student at Lincoln-Way East and was participating in a cross country practice at the time he was hit. Mizwicki was running eastbound on a horse trail through Teason Woods when he stopped to allow a southbound vehicle to pass. He then attempted to cross 104th Avenue, but his view of an …