District 153 making plans for schools reopening

November 25, 2020 - 19:58

The District 153 school board, hoping students can return to schools for the second semester, is making plans for their return.

The board will conduct a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, to set a path forward. Although COVID-19 infection numbers are high now, school planning committees still hope there is a possibility students can attend Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools for half-day sessions. 

Cook County commissioners approve $6.94B FY21 budget

November 24, 2020 - 21:36

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved Tuesday a balanced $6.94 billion FY2021 budget developed through an equity lens and aimed at advancing work on criminal justice reform, public health, infrastructure and economic development without the need to increase existing taxes. The 17-0 vote approving the budget follows a month of departmental hearings, commissioner questions and public meetings.


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