Monday, March 25, 2013
A guide to the April 2013 District 230 school board race, pitting eight candidates for four seats.
Monday, March 25
Two incumbents on the Consolidated High School District 230 school board and six newcomers will duke it out in the upcoming April election. Carol Baker and currently serve. Ben Twietmeyer, Kathleen Murphy-Peterson, Melissa Gracias, Tony Serratore, Susan Dalton and Anthony Catalano are challenging for four open seats on the board. Early voting begins March 25. Election Day is April 9. When we get closer to the days when you can cast a ballot, we'll post links to biographical and issue-based information about the trustee candidates. THE 'MUST-READ' STORIES Interesting stories relevant to District 230: Join Patch! Create a free user account and join the discussion about the future of the area. You'll be subscribed to the free daily newsletter…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A police search for a robbery suspect forced a soft lockdown in area schools Tuesday, following a bank robbery at 167th and 80th Avenue.
Update, as of 11:47 a.m. Area schools were on soft lockdown Tuesday afternoon, as Tinley Park Police searched for a suspect in a bank robbery. Police were looking for a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a grey hoodie, black hat and dark pants, who is suspected of robbing First Midwest Bank at 167th Street and 80th Avenue Tuesday around 10:15 a.m., according to Tinley Park Police Cmdr. Steve Vaccaro. The suspect did not infer or display a weapon during the robbery, Vaccaro said. He was last seen on foot, heading westbound from the bank. Tinley Park police officers were unable to find him. The incident has been turned over to the FBI. Update, as of 11:40 a.m. Victor J. Andrew and District 140 schools are no longer on soft …
Friday, November 30, 2012
As officials examine the 2012 property tax levy, worry grows over shortfalls that might hit the district.
An Orland Park mall's property tax dispute with Cook County and declining funds from the state could cause multimillion-dollar shortfalls for District 230, officials said Thursday. The dire forecast comes as the Consolidated High School District 230 School Board adopted resolution on an estimated property tax levy that includes a $1.4 million increase over what district taxpayers were billed last year. Even with some major shifting of funds, the district needs a 1.5 percent hike for the 2012 levy to help cover costs. The estimated levy, totaling about $100 million, was approved in a 4-1 board vote Thursday night inside Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park. A final levy will need board approval in December before it can be submitted …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
The Mulvey family of Orland Park holds the school and its board of education members responsible for mental and physical injuries.
In a lawsuit seeking more than $500,000 in damages, the family of two former Carl Sandburg High School students alleges that the school district ignored bullying that caused one daughter’s injury, leading to psychological treatment and ultimately an out-of-state transfer. The lawsuit, filed last week by Joseph Mulvey and Ellen Hogan-Mulvey, claims that for years their daughters, Meghan and Kathleen, were harassed by certain varisty basketball teammates after transferring from Providence High School as a junior and freshman, respectively. The family says it warned Sandburg girls varsity basketball coach Chris Hellrung in June 2009 that a specific girl was going to hurt the younger Kathleen, who was pushed two days later while shooting a …
Friday, February 17, 2012
A fresh face could be roaming the halls next year of high schools in Palos Hills, Tinley Park and Orland Park.
Officials are hoping their new K9 selection will be friendlier than German Shepherds and Rotweilers, while also sniffing out drugs, gun powder and alcohol in local schools. Consolidated High School 230 board members are looking to bring a golden retriever named Goldie to their three area campuses—Sandburg in Orland Park, Andrew in Tinley Park and Stagg in Palos Hills, according to TribLocal. The suggestion comes from the Houston, Texas, company, InterQuest Detection Canines, the story said. Triblocal reports: The dog is docile and we like the fact that this isn’t a growling dog,” Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Kim Dryier said. “This isn’t a scare tactic. It’s just another way to keep things out of our schools that do not belong…
Thursday, May 5, 2011
These great kids were recently honored by the district for their accomplishments.
At their last board meeting, District 230 honored two groups of students for recent accomplishments. Andrew High School's Percussion Team recently took second place, highest in the school's history, in the WGI National Percussion Competition in Dayton, Ohio, competing against 76 other schools from across the nation. The group is a satellite of the marching band. The team members, not all of whom are pictured, are: Elizabeth Rumbaugh, Mike Tabor, Devon Edmond, Ashley Petersen, A.J. Ziyad, Kevin Johnson, Justin Benda, Lindsay Leeson, Sarah Wheeler, Alex Rago, Enedina Gamboa, Nick Serafin, Laura Rodriguez, Katelyn Nicasio, Amith Rao, Taylor Vennewitz, Maria Cantazaro, Ally Sasone, Sean Hahn, Angela Bella, Brian Lang, Mitch Olewinski, Stefanie…
Monday, May 2, 2011
Shots from the Carl Sandburg High School seniors' big night at the Field Museum.
Hundreds of Sandburg students came by way of limo to the Field Museum Friday night, dressed in their best, for Senior Prom 2011, "A Night in Paris." If you have your own pictures, feel free to add them here.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
We look back at a week of additions to the fire district, marijuana arrests, wigs for women, water polo, prom etiquette and new board members for D230.
MONDAY Residents from around the south suburbs gave state politicians an earful about the impending redistricting, following the 2010 census. Residents say there’s no reason for suburbs to be in the same districts as parts of Chicago. Eva Ziel spent her 90th birthday at work, and that’s how she preferred it to be. After years of treating everyone with a friendly smile and demeanor, dozens of students and staff at High Point Elementary treated her to singing, compliments and cake. TUESDAY Bisi Nwokenkwo found a need to wear wigs when a salon treatment left her with thinning hair. She turned it into a boutique for women who need medical wigs. Speaking of strong women, check out our video of the Eagles putting the hurt on L-Way East in water …
Friday, April 29, 2011
A daily video recap of the Southland's top stories
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After swearing in one new and two re-elected board members, District 230 voted for a new president, vice president and secretary.
Thursday was a night of change for the District 230 school board, with a new member and new president, vice president and secretary. Following the results of the April 5 election, the new board was sworn in Thursday night. Re-elected board members Patrick O'Sullivan and Kathy Quilty and newcomer Rick Nogal took their oaths. The three ran as a slate. Board member Dennis Cook did not seek re-election after eight years on the board. "It feels strange to say 'retiring' at the age of 33," the 1996 Sandburg High School graduate said. Although Nogal, who was until Tuesday the president of the Palos School District 118 board, is the only new face on the board, there were more shake-ups in the election of a new president, vice president and …