Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Skokie-Morton Grove School District 69 will be hosting an important meeting tonight at Madison Elementary. The school board is expected to vote on a proposed skate park and many parents are gearing up to speak out against the recent Halloween ban at D69.
It just might be the biggest board meeting in Skokie-Morton Grove School District 69 history. On the agenda are two hot-button issues: The recent Halloween ban that passed without community input and the vote on a proposed skate park to be built on Lincoln Junior High property. For the skate park, board members will be voting tonight on whether or not it should be built at the proposed location, Lincoln Junior High. There are a variety of mixed feelings about the skate park. Many say it will generate revenue to nearby businesses and deter skaters from practicing tricks on public property. On the other hand, there are those that think it will increase crime. And finally, some are for the skate park, but simply do not want it built on …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
After publishing a story about why Skokie-Morton Grove School District 69 decided to ban Halloween, some parents have banded together to reinstate the holiday.
A chord has been struck with some parents after Skokie-Morton Grove District 69 quietly banned any Halloween activities from its schools: Madison, Edison and Lincoln Junior High. Superintendent Quintin Shepherd said the decision was made based on religious and economic reasons. He also added that there was a 5 percent attendance drop on Halloween Day at all three schools. Now, however, that drop may grow, as some parents are banding together to pull their students from school on Oct. 31 and meet up at Laurel Park in Skokie to celebrate the holiday. There's even a petition circulating that currently has about 77 signatures to reinstate Halloween at District 69. Shepherd said he did not seek the communities input on the decision because …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
A 23-year-old Skokie resident was indicted on Thursday for causing a crash that killed a 9-year-old boy on his bicycle. Officials said marijuana and amphetamines were present in her system during the crash.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
Hanin Goma, the 23-year-old who allegedly caused an accident that resulted in an 9-year-old boy's death, was indicted at the Skokie Courthouse on Thursday. Goma, a Skokie resident, is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and felony aggravated assault. She is also charged with driving under the influence of drugs, prosecutors told the Chicago Tribune. With her bond set at $250,000, Goma is waiting in jail for her July 9 arraignment. A Grecian Kitchen employee, Goma caused a crash that ultimately led to the death of 9-year-old Carter Vo, a student at Madison Elementary School, police said. Vo was struck around 5 p.m. near the intersection of Main Street and St. Louis Avenue on May 21. He was pronounced dead about an hour …