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Summer school now underway in Homer 33C

News Release
Homer CCSD 33C
Goodings Grove Luther J. Schilling William E. Young William J. Butler
Hadley Middle Homer Jr. High
Contact:
Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager
cbrautigam@homerschools.org
| 708-226-7628
For Immediate Release:
June 13, 2017
Summer school now underway in Homer 33C
School is back in session for nearly 200 Homer School District 33C
students.
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Students arrived early Monday (June 12) to begin their summer learning
programs.
“Good morning; good to see you,” Extended School Year Principal Carmel
Hoak told youngsters as they arrived at the district’s Early Childhood Center
at Young School. “We’ve got a lot of fun activities planned for you.”
Across the street at Schilling School, Summer Bridge Program Principals Jen
Theissing (grades K-2) and Jon Grill (grades 3-4) welcomed students as they
arrived for their two-week math program. In the afternoon, Support Programs
Coordinator Christine Graefen welcomed another group of summer learners.
“We’re here to have some fun (with math) and keep it fresh in our minds,”
teacher Leighann Cannon told students as they started their day with a
challenge: Creating a free-standing structure from 20 spaghetti noodles
using one yard of tape and one yard of string.
To top it off, the structure had to be strong enough to support a
marshmallow on top.
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“Summer school is designed to strengthen our students’ academic and
social skills to ensure maximum success for the upcoming school year,” said
Kathleen Robinson, assistant superintendent for instruction. “Our summer
programs offer engaging reading, math and writing instruction that blends
small group lessons with individualized learning.”
Teaching summer school this year are: Elizabeth Creek, Bonnie Mautz,
Kaleen DeFilippis-Holba, Leighann Cannon, Eileen Schulz, Meghan VanAlst,
Laura Gray, Lisa Davis, Dorota Stasik, Katherine
Sisto, Kristen Bard, Brian
Barnes, Jamie Cabral, Nicole Fazio, Susie Fink, Jen Hesek, Kathy McGowan,
Karen Musial and Jennifer Woods.
Summer paraprofessionals include: Julie Andrulis, Deborah Burke, Laura
Georgiou, Krista Giertuga, Cheryl Hansen, Susan Hiller, Mary Lynn Hoffman,
Angela Holland, Stella Kapusta, Janine Kozubowski, Terese Leonard, Veronica
Lozano, Scott Masen, Teresa McElroy, Julie Muellerschoen, Wendy
Muellerschoen, Grace Osinski, Catherine Piasecki, Bonnie Plebanek, Sharon
Rachan, Tina Robinson, Victoria Smietanski, Vivienne Stapleton, Jessica
Suerth, Teresa Sulich and Marsha Thompson.
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Additional summer services are provided by occupational therapist Brian
Baud, physical therapist Julie Conrad, nurse Colleen Engel, social worker Lisa
Haglund and speech-language pathologists Mary Krane and Angela Levin.
The Summer Bridge programs will continue through June 23 while the
Extended School Year program will conclude June 30.
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Source: Will County News

News from Turning Point June 2017

In just 48 hours Turning Point USA will be hosting the nation’s largest and most impactful Young Women’s Leadership Summit in the country!

Nearly 1000 young conservative women leaders from all over the country will be coming to Dallas, Texas to MAKE HISTORY. Attendees will hear from the best speakers in the movement and gain the confidence to become strong, conservative female leaders. Our activists are going to learn how to take the fight home and win on their campuses!



The left is desperately trying to play the gender card right now.

We are showing the world that young women DO NOT need government to succeed! We’re proving that freedom is better than free stuff and that young ladies are the future of our movement.

For $500 you can sponsor one of our many young conservative women still in need of a travel voucher!


Your sponsorship will go directly to changing the life of one of our activists! If you don’t believe me, listen to what some of our past attendees have said about the Young Women’s Leadership Summit:


“Turning Point USA conferences help me grow my political network, they inspire me to follow my passion for politics. I can honestly say that attending the Young Women’s Leadership Summit, my first TPUSA conference, was life changing.”
-Cameo Whitten, Oregon State University


“After the 2016 Young Women’s Leadership Summit, my passion for politics was ignited and led to a change in my future goals and career path. I can’t thank TPUSA enough for the exposure, influence, and change that I’ve been given.”
-Breann Bates, Lake Minneola High School


“The Young Women’s Leadership Summit changed my life, I can honestly say without it I would not be the same person I am today. The trainings and opportunities at YWLS are unparalleled, and I am forever thankful to Turning Point USA for the experiences they have provided me.”
-Dominique Blair, El Camino College Compton 

Thanks to your support, we are on the brink of making history! No youth organization has ever done this before.




Thank you for your support of our movement.

Onward!

Best,


Charlie Kirk
Founder & Executive Director
Turning Point USA

Source: Will County News

Depressed

 Illinois Policy June 2017
There are fewer Illinoisans working today than there were 10 years ago. Millions of Illinoisans are feeling the brunt of the state’s economic pain and financial meltdown in the form of joblessness and hopelessness. Too many families are dealing with unemployment and underemployment, and too few are able to find their dream jobs in the Land of Lincoln. That’s because Illinois has the Great Depression economy of the Midwest.

In fact, Illinois’ economic growth is worse than during the worst years of America’s Great Depression. Illinois’ gross state product, which measures total economic activity, has increased by barely more than 4 percent over the past decade. In comparison, the U.S. gross domestic product during America’s Great Depression increased by nearly 10 percent during the worst decade of the Great Depression, from 1930-1939.

America’s Great Depression started off worse from 1930-1932, but the recovery came on stronger. By contrast, Illinois did not have as steep of a fall during the first years of the Great Recession, but Illinois’ recovery from the Great Recession has been abysmal.
Illinois suffers from depressed economic growth, and state policymakers have repeatedly chosen the path that prevents prosperity. Illinois lawmakers hiked state personal income taxes by 67 percent in 2011. While those income tax rate increases partially sunsetted in 2015, local property and sales taxes have also risen. In the face of economic calamity, Illinois has tried to tax its way back to prosperity.

Taxes keep going up because the state has failed to address its deepest problems –gargantuan pension and retiree health care debts and uncontrolled spending on government payrolls. Illinois’ debts are spiraling out of control, its bonds are headed for junk status, and politicians have responded by repeatedly raising taxes.

The debts need to be brought under control because good job opportunities, economic growth and income-earning power are fleeing the state. That’s why Illinois has the worst personal income growth in the entire country – tied only with Nevada – over the Great Recession era. Personal income has grown by only 0.8 percent per year in Illinois from the end of 2007 through 2016.

Illinois’ governing class has failed to make the state sustainable for future generations. Illinoisans are fleeing the state, and millennials – made up of college students and young working adults – are getting out fastest.

Illinois now loses, on net, one person every 4.6 minutes to other states. As a result, Illinois has been shrinking since July 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Illinois’ population is down by 78,000 over the last three years due to massive out-migration. In contrast, all states around Illinois are growing.

Illinois’ problems have been caused by political failure to embrace reforms that would bolster economic growth and bring debts under control. The state’s political leadership has racked up hundreds of billions of dollars in debts that likely can never be repaid, yet the General Assembly refuses to change course. Taxes have consistently gone up, debts are spiraling out of control, and yet the Illinois legislature hasn’t changed anything of substance.

More taxation is not the answer, and Illinoisans have had enough. Sixty-four percent of Illinoisans oppose another income tax increase as part of a budget deal, according to a May poll commissioned by the Illinois Policy Institute. More taxes would simply sink into a black hole of debt that politicians have shown no interest in fixing.

Illinois needs to choose a course of reform or accept the inevitability of state and municipal bankruptcy. The state is bleeding red ink, and will continue to do so until lawmakers bring debts under control. The state’s economy is struggling under the current burden of debt, taxation and regulation; more of the same will inevitably fail.

It’s time to change course, or Illinoisans will continue to change their residence to other states. Until the state adopts meaningful reform, Great Depression economic growth will be the norm in the Land of Lincoln.


Michael Lucci
Vice President of Policy

Source: Will County News

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Source: Will County News

Any Budget Madigan Would Pass Would Be Impossible For Rauner To Sign

Any Budget Madigan Would Pass Would Be Impossible For Rauner To Sign
Watch now.

State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) joined Dan & Amy to discuss what the lack of a balanced state budget means for Illinois. How did we run up a quarter of a trillion dollars in debt? How do we have the worst funded pension systems in the nation? And what did the General Assembly pass with regard to school funding?

Watch the interview now and share your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter using #UpstreamIdeas.

Also in the News
It’s safe to say that a problem for Governor candidate JB Pritzker is considerably different than a problem for the average family in IL. The response from government to those problems is remarkably different, as well. Watch now.
Wanna-Be Governors Dan Biss, Ameya Pawar and J.B. Pritzker all endorse a graduated income tax. Pat Hughes shows why this isn’t a solution in this edition of Dollars and Sense. Watch now.

Source: Will County News