Thursday, April 4, 2013
Celebrate the start of spring by making a trip to one of your local ice cream spots this Friday.
Celebrate the start of our warm weather streak while helping local students at the same time. On Friday, April 5 a portion of all purchases made at Oberweis Dairy, 3152 W. 95th St. will go directly to the PTA of Central Junior High School. The offer lasts all day Friday. Oberwies boasts a large menu of ice cream treats, dairy products and even fruit smoothies. If you stop by Oberweis on Friday let us know what tasty treat you picked up in the comments.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Your guide to the local elections.
Contested Races: Evergreen Park Mayor: James Sexton (incumbent) vs. Shawn Good (write-in) Evergreen Park Library Trustee, Unexpired 2-year term Worth Township Moraine Valley Board Uncontested Races: Evergreen Park Village Board Vote for 3 Board Member, Evergreen Park School District 124 Vote for 4 Board Member, Evergreen Park Community High School District 231 Vote for 4 Library Trustee, Village of Evergreen Park (6-year term) Vote for 3 ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE LOCAL DEBATE:Do you have something to say about the local election? Join Patch and post a Local Voices blog. VOTER INFO: To see your sample ballot, check if you are registered and find your designated polling location, go to the Cook County Clerk's website and enter your address.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Take a look at the candidate lineups for this April's local elections.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Photos and videos from the recent Evergreen Park Elementary School District 124 teachers strike.
District 124 teachers have spent three days on the picket lines. These photos capture the feel of the picket lines. Continue to follow Evergreen Park Patch on Facebook and via breaking news alerts for the latest developments. Read Patch's ongoing strike coverage:
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Leadership from state and national unions showed up today to support Evergreen Park Elementary School District 124 teachers.
As negotiators prepared for another round of bargaining this evening, national union leadership arrived in Evergreen Park to provide a boost of energy to teachers on the third day of their strike. Randi Weingarten, president of the 1.5 million-strong American Federation of Teachers, was joined by other local and state union leaders in offering words of support to the striking Evergreen Park staff. Weingarten rallied the crowd with words of encouragement along 95th Street as chants erupted and passing car horns sounded. "Their fight is the long term fight for ensuring that we have a high quality public education system for all kids," Weingarten said. "Not just in Evergreen Park, but for the surrounding areas and the country." She says …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Teachers continue to picket as day two of the Evergreen Park District 124 teachers strike rolls on. Read a recap of the latest developments.
The latest update: D124 Calls Bagaining Session With Teachers Union for Wednesday Day two of the Evergreen Park Elementary School District 124 teachers strike continues without another bargaining session scheduled. As Patch reported earlier this morning, the district does not expect to allow teachers to make-up for the days they have missed during the strike. Instead, an alternate plan involving substitutes and volunteers is being considered for the strike make-up days. Read: D124 Plays Hardball With EP Teachers Union On the picket lines today, union leaders were disheartened that language about make-up days was even discussed at the final bargaining session on Monday. “I’ve never seen in 16 years a board of education put that language …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Teachers, parents and community members sound off on stalled contract talks to D124 school board at a meeting that was held last week.
Friday, September 7, 2012
A meeting scheduled for Sept. 7 has been cancelled as the District 124 Board of Education reviews the union's final offer.
A resolution won't be coming this week. The two sides were supposed to sit down on Friday Sept. 7, to discuss each others final contract term offers, but the District 124 Board of Education has rescheduled that meeting to Monday, Sept. 10 so they can have more time to review the union's offer. The final offers of both the union and board were due to be filed with a federal mediator and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board on Thursday. In a press release, the board announced their decision to delay the meeting to allow them more time to consider the proposal. Superintendent Dr. Robert Machak was encouraged by both sides' willingness to hammer out an agreement. “The vote to authorize a strike is a strategy that is used often,” …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
District 124 board of education is expected to hear a report from business services on the year-end report. Click to see what's on the agenda before you go.
Evergreen Park Elementary School District 124 will hold its regular meeting of the Board of Education on June 20 at 7 p.m. at Central Junior High School, 9400 S. Sawyer Ave. Click the document to see what's on the agenda. On the Agenda: Members of the audience are invited to speak during the public comments section of the meeting. The board asks that those wishing to speak to fill out an information card and give it to Jan Stanton, the Superintendent's secretary before the public comments section. The Board of Education also asks speakers to limit their comments to three minutes.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Construction has begun on Mercy Circle, yet there's still opposition to the project. Should residents still fight it? Take our poll.
This week, the Sisters of Mercy blessed the grounds and officially started construction of Mercy Circle, 10024 S. Central Park Ave., a facility that will house retired clergy. Critics continue to oppose the building, saying that it doesn't fulfill the original intent of the land for "religious educational purposes." Others oppose because of environmental issues, the safety of children and the proximity to Southwest Elementary School that sits next door at the intersection of 99th Street and Central Park Ave. After District 124 board of education president Kathleen Rohan read the district's resolution opposing the development, two board members voted against accepting it, one stating that it was much like "beating a dead horse." READ: …