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Homer 33C/ Join Hadley students as they collect 1,000 jars of PB&J for troops stationed overseas

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:

Oct. 27, 2017


Let no hero be forgotten

Join Hadley students as they collect 1,000 jars of PB&J for troops stationed overseas


Hadley Middle School students are determined to make sure our deployed heroes are not forgotten this Veterans Day.

Between Nov. 6 and 17, students are collecting jars of peanut butter and jelly to send to our troops who are stationed overseas.


“Peanut butter and jelly are two things our soldiers who are fighting in Afghanistan cannot get over there,” said members of the sixth-grade Blue Team who are leading the collection drive.


Their goal is to collect 1,000 jars by Nov. 17 and send them overseas through Operation Care Package, a volunteer not for profit organization that is dedicated to making sure no deployed hero goes without mail.


You can help Hadley’s sixth-grade Blue Team reach its goal by dropping off a jar or two during the school day.


For more information, please contact the school at 708-226-7725.




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Source: Will County News

Homer 33C facilities in dire need of updates and repairs

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:

Oct. 30, 2017


Homer 33C facilities in dire need of updates and repairs

Leaking roofs, failing HVAC systems, corroded pipes prevalent throughout district

An audit of Homer School District 33C facilities has uncovered some unsettling issues at every school, including leaking roofs, failing HVAC systems and corroded pipes.


“A lot of the district’s heating and air systems haven’t been upgraded since the ‘80s,” Nick Graal, senior staff architect for Tria Architecture Inc., told the Board of Education at an October meeting.

The antiquated equipment is not only problematic, requiring frequent repairs, but an inefficient use of energy, he added.


Tria Architecture was hired this year to assess the district’s six schools, transportation center and administration center and determine what projects and repairs are needed in the next five to 10 years.


The goal was to provide a roadmap for the district so that it could budget for each repair and secure the best pricing possible.


The company filed a 147-page report recently, detailing hundreds of repairs totalling $36.6 million.


“Homer 33C schools are showing their age,” said Superintendent Kara Coglianese. “We need to protect our community’s investment and provide our students and staff with the best learning environment possible.”

Studies have shown that school environment can have a positive affect or negative affect on student achievement, she added.


Tria helped a committee of administrators and school board members prioritize the list of repairs by breaking them down into three priority levels:

  • Level 1 – Urgent
  • Level 2 – Required
  • Level 3 – Recommended


Homer Junior High School, which was built in 1981 and added onto in 2004, requires the most work followed by Goodings Grove (built in 1978); Hadley Middle School (built in 1987); William J. Butler (built in 2001); Luther J. Schilling (built in 1958 but remodeled in 2014); and William E. Young (built in 2008).


A detailed report can be found on the district’s website at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7u7_pU2uALgVlBZOFkyejd5c28/view?usp=sharing


Among the district’s most urgent needs are:

  • Security cameras at all school entrances
  • Replacement of old/obsolete unit ventilators at Homer Junior High School and Hadley Middle School
  • Updated fire alarm systems at Homer Junior High School, Hadley Middle School and Goodings Grove
  • Mechanical unit upgrades and replacement at Butler School
  • Roof repairs, maintenance or replacement at Goodings Grove, Butler, Young schools
  • Parking lot renovations at Goodings Grove School to address site circulation concerns related to the widening of 143rd Street
  • Floor repairs at Schilling School where the floor slab and tiles are pulling apart


The district plans to address the most urgent repairs, which add up to about $10 million, over the next three years.


School officials are now debating how to pay for the repairs. They have talked about issuing debt certificates (written promises to be paid back using operating funds) or alternate revenue bonds, which would give the school district the ability to raise taxes if something catastrophic happened and the district could not repay the debt.


Board members have expressed reservations about alternate revenue bonds because they open the door to higher taxes. Instead, they prefer the more conservative funding option (debt certificates) that put the full responsibility of repayment on the district and not the taxpayer.


They will decide in January which direction to take.


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Source: Will County News

Defense Department planning a “very bad day” drill across the US

Defense Department planning a “very bad day” drill across the US

The Department of Defense is preparing for a nationwide drill to test the military’s response to a national grid down scenario. The “very bad day” training exercise is slated to begin on Nov. 4, the same day so-called antifascist groups have vowed to kick off potentially violent street protests demanding that President Donald Trump be thrown out of office.

The DOD announced last week that it has a “communications interoperability” test to gauge military readiness for a grid down scenario capable of knocking out communications nationwide.

Amateur Radio and Military Armature Radio organizations will be taking part in the drill.

“This exercise will begin with a national massive coronal mass ejection event which will impact the national power grid as well as all forms of traditional communication, including landline telephone, cellphone, satellite, and Internet connectivity,” Army MARS Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY, said in a statement.

According to the National Association for Amateur Radio:

During the exercise, a designated DOD Headquarters entity will request county-by-county status reports for the 3,143 US counties and county equivalents, in order to gain situational awareness and to determine the extent of impact of the scenario. Army and Air Force MARS organizations will work in conjunction with the Amateur Radio community, primarily on the 60-meter interoperability channels as well as on HF NVIS frequencies and local VHF and UHF, non-Internet linked Amateur Radio repeaters.

Again this year, a military station on the east coast and the Fort Huachuca, Arizona, HF station will conduct a high-power broadcast on 60-meter channel 1 (5330.5 kHz) on Saturday from 0300 to 0315 UTC. New this year will be an informational broadcast on Sunday, on 13,483.5 kHz USB from 1600 to 1615 UTC. Amateur Radio operators should monitor these broadcasts for more information about the exercise and how they can participate in this communications exercise…

The drill is routine enough. And not unexpected considering growing concern from government about the nation’s ability to withstand communications darkness brought on by an electrical storm or cyberattack.

But this year, the drill will coincide with an effort by Antifa groups to create nationwide unrest.

A group dubbed Refuse Fascism recently announced that it plans to hold massive protests throughout the nation starting on Nov. 4. According to a lengthy post published on a U.S. Communist Party website, the group is hoping that the events will snowball into a movement which will spur “regime change” to remove President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence from the White House.

Here’s an excerpt from the apparent call to action published under the name Andy Zee, supposedly a member of the advisory board of Refuse Fascism:

We will gather in the streets and public squares of cities and towns across this country, at first many thousands declaring that this whole regime is illegitimate and that we will not stop until our single demand is met: This Nightmare Must End: the Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

Our protest must grow day after day and night after night—thousands becoming hundreds of thousands, and then millions—determined to act to put a stop to the grave danger that the Trump/Pence Regime poses to the world by demanding that this whole regime be removed from power.

The coincidence has some Americans wondering whether a false flag is in the nation’s near future.

Source: Will County News

Manafort indictment about more than just getting Trump

Manafort indictment about more than just getting Trump

You will now hear ad nauseum that the Robert Mueller investigation is all about tying Donald Trump’s presidential victory to Russia influence and that the arrest of former Trump operative Paul Manafort is the tip of the iceberg to take out Trump over his Russia ties.

But the charges Manafort and Rick Gates face are not about their work on the Trump campaign and the “Trump-Russia collusion” investigation is about much more than Trump. It’s about protecting the Deep State.

The compromised and corrupt “special counsel” heading up the investigation into possible collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia claimed its first scalps Monday, with former Trump campaign operative Manafort and his business partner Gates surrendering to the FBI after they were indicted on tax and conspiracy charges and other violations.

The state propaganda corporate media was all atwitter Monday morning as they gleefully reported what they claim is the beginning of the end for the Trump presidency and his team.

The charges involve Manafort’s and Gates’ work for the democratically elected and Russia-friendly president of Ukraine who was ousted by the Barack Obama CIA in a coup in 2014.

As Bob Livingston wrote at the time:

Elected Ukrainian pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted after he rejected the International Monetary Fund’s demands to raise taxes and devalue the currency. So the U.S. and the EU installed central banker and hand puppet Arseniy “Yats” Yatsenyuk. A Forbes article described Yats as “… the kind of technocrat you want if you want austerity, with the veneer of professionalism. He’s the type of guy who can hobnob with the European elite. A Mario Monti type: unelected and willing to do the IMFs bidding.”

In the wee hours of the morning of March 2, the U.S. took possession of Ukraine’s $1.8 billion (estimated value) gold reserves. That’s partial payback for the $5 billion the U.S. invested in dragging Ukraine toward the EU. It’s also gold the U.S. can pass on to Germany, which has been seeking to have its gold — supposedly held by the Federal Reserve — returned.

The U.S. – with the senile war mongering Arizona Senator John McCain front and center — backed anti-Russian fascists in Ukraine, and even supplied weapons to them which were used to spark violent false-flag attacks which the propaganda media blamed on Russia. Their aim was to install a puppet regime friendly to the globalist banksters and the U.S.

Manafort and his firm, which Gates helped run, spent years as Yanukovych’s political consultants. But also working for Yanukovych was the Podesta Group of Democrat operatives Tony and John Podesta – a fact the Podestas attempted to hide by not disclosing the extent of their work on their lobbying reports to Congress.  John Podesta worked on the Hillary Clinton campaign and covertly for the Clinton State Department as revealed by emails dumped by WikiLeaks.

Of course, Mueller has his own hands dirtied by Russian contacts. In 2009 while FBI director he delivered a 10-gram sample of enriched uranium to contacts on a Moscow tarmac on behalf of Clinton. And also while FBI director, Mueller slow-walked an investigation into bribery and corruption charges surrounding the Clinton-brokered deal sell licenses to mine U.S. uranium deposits in Kazakhstan to the Russian firm Rosatom. In exchange, the Clinton’s money laundering operation the Clinton Foundation and Bill Clinton himself received a combined sum in excess of $9 million.

Meanwhile, an Obama-appointed judge who contributed to the Obama campaign has ordered the bank records for Fusion GPS — the opposition research team paid $9 million by the Clinton campaign to produce the phony dossier that sparked the Russia collusion narrative and led to illegal wiretaps and unmasking of Trump campaign operatives – to be sealed from the public and most of Congress.

But the propaganda media won’t be talking about that. Just about Manafort’s ties to Trump and Trump’s ties to Russia.


Clintons, Obama officials are about to get the scrutiny they deserve

Hillary made fools of US media 

Ukraine crisis: Just another globalist-engineered powder keg 

Source: Will County News

Disturbing Incident Shows A Need For Change In School Discipline  

This Disturbing Incident Shows A Need For Change In School Discipline

From Mommy Underground October 2017

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<p>The t-shirt dupe was reported just after precincts opened for today’s Nevada caucus, which may very well shape the entire trajectory of the remaining Democratic primaries and caucuses. The stakes for Bernie Sanders couldn’t be higher, as a win in a state like Nevada, with prominent Latino representation, would prove his viability with voters of color.</p>
<p>This is just the latest in a series of questionable tactics the Hillary Clinton campaign has engaged in during the week leading up to the Nevada caucus. Earlier this week, <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/recording-suggests-hillary-clinton-backers-testing-attack-lines/story?id=37027124" target="_blank"><em>ABC News</em> confirmed</a> an instance of push polling, which, as Las Vegas-based author Nolan Dalla pointed out in a recent <a href="http://www.nolandalla.com/i-just-got-push-polled-by-hillary-clintons-nevada-campaign/" target="_blank">viral blog post</a>, comes straight from the Karl Rove playbook of dirty campaign tricks. A push poll is when someone masquerading as an independent pollster calls a voter leaning toward the opposing candidate, and asks them a series of questions meant to cast doubt on the opposing candidate. While this in itself seems harmless, Dalla explained the insidious nature of push polling:</p>
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<p>Bernie Sanders supporters on Reddit are documenting any and all instances of fraudulent behavior and dirty tricks in Nevada, and are encouraging caucus-goers to document and report any suspicious behavior in <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/SandersForPresident/comments/46pzhb/to_all_nevada_caucus_goers_report_in_the/" target="_blank">this thread</a>.</p>
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Every parent worries about their child when they are not with them.  We cannot control situations they may experience when they are away from our care, and this includes while they are in school.

While we do our best to stay involved and informed about our child’s school day –we meet their teachers, help with homework, and ask about their day — the bottom line is, we cannot be with them every moment.

We must entrust our children’s welfare during the day to staff and teachers, and pray that they show our kids the compassion and understanding that every child deserves.

The outcome of a recent lawsuit reveals a shocking scenario that unfolded at an elementary school in Kentucky – and it leads us to wonder if we really know what is going on in our schools.

The Washington Post reported on an incident that occurred when a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the school crossed the line in his duties, handcuffing a boy with special needs who was acting out in class:

The children, an 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, were so small that the school resource officer, Kenton County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Sumner in Covington, Kentucky, locked the handcuffs around the children’s biceps and forced their hands behind their backs, the lawsuit charges. A disturbing video shows the boy, S.R., being shackled and crying out in pain. S.R. has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a history of trauma.

The girl, L.G, was twice handcuffed behind her back by her biceps, also causing her pain. L.G. has ADHD and other special needs. Both children were being punished for behavior related to their disabilities.

Sumner handcuffed the girl on two separate occasions in fall 2014 and the boy once in the same period, despite a school policy prohibiting school staff from handcuffing students. Sumner’s supervisor testified that the sheriff’s deputy acted in accordance with his training and that the policy did not apply to law enforcement in schools.

The incidents occurred in 2014, and a law suit was filed against the officer on behalf of the families. Now, three years later, a federal judge has ruled the officer used excessive force and declared the actions unconstitutional.

The Washington Post reported:

U.S. District Judge William O. Bertelsman wrote in his ruling that although the boy had swung at the sheriff’s deputy, his actions “can hardly be considered a serious physical threat from an unarmed, 54-pound 8-year-old child.”

“This judge drew a line in the sand and said this conduct is unconstitutional, and we think that this is helpful in our efforts to advocate against the criminalization of children,” said [attorney] Claudia Center. “It’s a terrible policy from our view, particularly in elementary schools.”

According to federal data, school staff members or police assigned to schools physically restrained nearly 6,000 students during the 2013-14 school year, which is the last year of data currently available.  A full third of those were children with special needs, including autism and ADHD.

And according to Department of Education statistics, students with disabilities represent 12 percent of public school students but are 75 percent of all students subjected to physical restraint at school.

Law enforcement officers in schools can serve as a presence to deter violence, and also as someone trained to handle emergency crisis situations on the property, but — especially in an elementary school — the use of excessive force on young students by police is an outrage.

It is unclear whether parents were called into the school about the behavior that led up to this incident, but they are clearly not present when the child is being recorded by staff –crying and scared while spending over 15 minutes in handcuffs.

The school district and deputy in question have not released a statement, nor is it clear what the officer’s future will hold.  Currently, the lawsuit is set to go to trial where a jury will rule on damages.

This case is the latest in a string of similar episodes across the nation.  Mommy Undergroundpreviously reported on a similar incident in an elementary school in Ontario,   and earlier this year, police in a Dallas school district handcuffed a 7-year-old boy with special needs and sent him to a mental facility for disrupting class.

Experts and infuriated parents say that further training is needed to teach law enforcement officers how to de-escalate a child’s behavior without the use of physical restraint, as well as learning specific techniques targeted towards calming children with behavioral issues.

“Instead of treating things like garden variety discipline, they treat them like law enforcement problems, and it leads to the kind of inappropriate response that we saw here,” said one attorney.

What are your thoughts on this outrageous incident and others like it? Leave us your comments.

You can watch the disturbing video in the Kentucky case below:

Source: Will County News