Alice Gaskin shared her story of hard work and determination at a dinner earlier this month for participants in the Chosen Women for Destiny program, sponsored by Sistas of the Hood and Sankofa Community Outreach and Restoration.
A New Moms Inc. facility is set to open in the spring at 5327 W. Chicago Ave. State officials have applied for federal money to provide comprehensive sex education.
Thousands of Cook County residents will remain in their $10-an-hour jobs through Jan. 15. Gov. Pat Quinn will tap money from the state’s tobacco settlement to keep the program going another six weeks.
Incumbent Ald. Emma Mitts faces one challenger from the 2007 election and four new candidates. The deadline to challenge petitions – and possibly knock someone off the Feb. 22 ballot – is Nov. 30.
But Principal Debra Crump’s job may still be in jeopardy. Local School Council members plan to rally today at the school and attend Wednesday’s Chicago Board of Education meeting to urge CPS officials to keep their principal.
The future of Principal Debra Crump will be discussed at today’s LSC meeting, and some members plan a rally at the school Tuesday to support her. The Chicago Board of Education could make public a decision about her future as soon as Wednesday.
The Democrat incumbent defeated Green candidate Ronald Lawless in Tuesday’s election, earning another four-year term on the board.
West Belden Elementary School may have to shut down the activities by mid-year. A number of Austin students attend the charter school.