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Archive for October 29th, 2012

Attorney General Madigan reminds families to check Sex Offender Registry to plan safe Trick-Or-Treat routes

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CHICAGO, IL– As Halloween approaches, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan reminded parents to check the state’s sex offender registry (www.isp.state.il.us) before determining trick-or-treat routes for their children. This week, Madigan’s office will assist local law enforcement agencies in conducting compliance checks on registered sex offenders through her Illinois Sex Offender Registry Team (I-SORT) to ensure safe neighborhoods for children and their families as they venture out for the holiday.

“We conduct compliance checks to verify that offenders actually live where they claim to so we can ensure the registry continues to serve as a useful tool for parents,” Madigan said. “I encourage families to check the registry before they head out on Halloween to help them plan safe trick-or-treating routes for their kids.”

Madigan noted that Illinois law prohibits sex offenders on parole, mandatory supervised release or probation from distributing candy or other items to children on Halloween. In 2003, Madigan created the Illinois Sex Offender Registry Team (I-SORT) to improve Illinois’ Sex Offender Registry and increase the compliance rate of registered sex offenders. I-SORT launched a statewide public awareness campaign to educate Illinoisans about the registry and the information available on the site. 

Madigan’s office also established a toll-free hotline – 1-888-41-ISORT – which the public and law enforcement can call with questions and with tips about non-compliant sex offenders. Since creating I-SORT in 2003, the Illinois compliance rate has jumped from 86 percent to 93.4 percent (as of Oct. 26, 2012). There are more than 26,000 registered sex offenders in Illinois as of October 2012.

Fathers Incorporated & Ties Never Broken (TM) Ministries to address mental illness within the black family with open forum – Code Blue: A Call for Community Healing

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 Expert Panelists Kenneth Braswell, Terrie M. Williams, Dr. Janet Taylor, Dr. Sidney Hankerson and Dr. Jeff Gardere to Lead Enlightening Discussion on Depression: Faith, Family and Fatherhood

New York, NY (BlackNews.com) — Kenneth Braswell, award-winning community activist, author and executive director of Fathers Incorporated (FI) has teamed up with the country’s leading experts on mental health and depression to host Code Blue: A Call For Community Healing on Friday, November 16, 2012, at St. Paul Community Baptist Church, located at 859 Hendrix Street in Brooklyn, NY, from 6:30 – 9:00pm. This community event is free and open to the public.

Co-chaired by Terrie M. Williams, best-selling author, award-winning community activist and national mental health advocate, FI’s Code Blue: A Call for Community Healing aims to examine the too-often taboo topics affecting the African American family and community en masse – mental health and depression. The purpose is to create open dialogue that brings together men, women, youth, faith-based institutions, resources and services.

“It’s time to TALK,” states Braswell. “It has become clear the more and more we engage in responsible fatherhood work, that it is having a profound impact on our families, including their mental health. It’s time to address how the myriad of social ills we face are being perpetuated by our failing to initiate a serious community dialog.”

The recent alleged suicides of hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty and Soul Train legend Don Cornelius have brought national attention to the issue of mental health and depression among African American men. Conversely, it cannot be ignored that many of the social ills experienced by Black men/fathers have an adverse impact on the mental health of both women and children.

“It is my personal mission to educate everyone, and in particular the African Americans, about depression and its impact on our communities. Not knowing what depression looks like, feels like, and sounds like is killing us,” says Williams. “Every day, we wear the ‘mask’ of wellness that seemingly hides our pain from the world. Now is the time to identify and name our pain — minus the myths and the stigma that are destroying our community. We need help — like yesterday.”

“The psyches of the Black man, woman and child weigh heavy with the 
atrocities borne by our ancestors and, are alive through the injustices we experience in 2012 – stop & frisk, elevated interest rates, cut rate educational opportunities, substandard food choices in our communities; the list is endless,” states Rev. Brawley. “With these burdens to bear daily, there is little need to wonder why our mental health not only suffers, but spirals sadly out of control at times. As a community we must collectively acknowledge where we are, why we are where we are and work together to bring about healing. That is why the Code Blue forum is so important.”

The crux of the program’s mission is to promote healing, examine the state of the family unit, and create quality mental health awareness. Expert panelists to speak on “Faith, Family and Fatherhood” include: Co-chair Kenneth Braswell; co-chair Terrie M. Williams; Dr. Janet Taylor of The Jeremy Kyle Show; Dr. Sidney Hankerson of New York State Psychiatric Institute; Dr. Jeff Gardere of the Love & Hip-Hop show; and Drs. Derek and Darcel Suite of Full Circle Life Enrichment Center. Hosted by Senior Pastor Rev. David K. Brawley of St. Paul Community Baptist Church, the evening’s event will kick off in the spirit of gospel, with performances by the Empire Christian Center Praise Team. David Miller, co-founder of the Urban Leadership Institute will serve as the program’s moderator.

Terrie M. Williams, one of Ebony magazine’s “Power 150” for Activism and Woman’s Day magazine “50 Women On A Mission To Change The World,” is an advocate for change and empowerment. For more than 30 years, she has used her influence and communications expertise to educate and engage audiences in various causes.

A licensed psychotherapist by training, Terrie is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting. The book recounts her personal struggle with depression and the impact of the stigma of mental illness particularly on the African American community. Her creation of a mental health advocacy campaign led to a collaboration with the Ad Council and SAMHSA on a national initiative of mental health recovery. The campaign garnered $2.5 million in donated national advertising and 11 million media impressions to significantly heighten the awareness and exposure. She has been the recipient of numerous honors to acknowledge bringing the issue into the forefront of our community.

For additional information, like Terrie on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TerrieMWilliams; and on Twitter at @TerrieWilliams.
About Fathers Incorporated:
Established in 2004, Fathers Incorporated (FI), a national not-for-profit organization based in New York, is committed to eliminating fatherlessness and increasing the commitment of men to become mentors. Over the last several months, the campaign has garnered international attention and is supported by the White House and several major urban cities. Currently, FI is the contractor for the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

For additional information, visit www.fathersincorporated.com; like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FathersIncorporated; and follow on Twitter at @Fathersincorp.

Photo Caption: Kenneth Braswell, executive director of Fathers Incorporated

Clifford Law Receives $11.4 Million settlement for injury case at Union Pacific facility

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Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, settled an injury case for $11.4 million on behalf of a 57-year-old mechanic who was run over by a tractor-trailer in a Union Pacific yard while he was performing repairs on the vehicle.  The incident occurred in an area of the Chicago Union Pacific Global One railroad yard designated by Union Pacific for conducting such repairs.

Richard Naklicki of Chicago’s south side suffered severe internal injuries and orthopedic injuries following the incident on April 4, 2007.   The settlement also includes a loss of consortium claim for his wife Kazirmiera.

Naklicki, a mechanic for U.S. Intermodal, Inc., was in the process of repairing marker lights which are on the side of the truck’s chassis.  While Naklicki was working under the truck, the driver drove off and Naklicki suffered crush injuries. 

“The injuries sustained by Mr. Naklicki were tragic and absolutely preventable,” Clifford said following the settlement.  “The changes in the procedures that followed this occurrence, although they cannot help Mr. Naklicki, have enhanced safety in the railroad industry.”  Michael S. Krzak, partner at Clifford Law Offices, and Sean P. Driscoll, associate at the firm, also handled the matter on behalf of the plaintiffs.

Cook County Circuit Court Judge James Flannery signed the dismissal order of the case against defendants Union Pacific, Glenn Whiteside, Ford Dearborn Trucking Company and Miken Cartage, Inc.  (Case No. 07 L 003959)

For further information, please contact Robert Clifford or Michael Krzak at 312-899-9090 or Clifford Law Offices’ Communications Partner Pamela Menaker at 847-721-0909.



Attorneys for Defendant Union Pacific:

Thomas A. Andreoli and Elizabeth A.G. Shansky

101 N. Wacker Dr.312-777-2053

Chicago, IL 60606



Raymond H. Grovle III

Daley, Johan, Groble, P.C.

55 W. Monroe, Suite 1600

Chicago, IL 60603


Attorneys for Defendants Glenn Whiteside, Fort Dearborn Trucking Company and Miken Cartage, Inc.:

Alan P. Miller

Kiesler & Berman

70 W. Madison St.

Chicago, IL 60602312-332-2840


Corporation Counsel for Defendant Ford Dearborn Trucking Company and Miken Cartage, Inc.:

David J. Fischer

Edwards. Wildman, Palmer LLP

225 W. Wacker Dr. Suite 3000312-201-2641

Chicago, IL 60602


Sec’y of State Jesse White Warns Businesses to Beware of Statewide Corporate Scam

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Second Attempt to Swindle Companies This Year


Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is warning businesses to beware of a scam targeting Illinois corporations. This is the second attempt this year by this group to swindle businesses.

 A firm called Corporate Records Service is contacting Illinois businesses in an attempt to collect a $125 fee to fill out a corporation’s “Annual Minutes Records Form.”  The Illinois Business Corporation Act does not require corporations to file a “Minutes Records Form” or pay such a fee with the state or any private entity. 

“The problem is that the form this bogus firm is sending out looks similar to our Secretary of State’s annual report form,” White said.  “We are concerned that companies are filing the form and paying the $125 because they believe they are filing their annual report with us, as required by law.”

The false notice, which is mailed in a green envelope, states that the fee must be paid by November 9, 2012.  However, there is no fee due to the state for that purpose.  The annual report fee is normally the only fee a corporation would pay.  Illinois corporations should be on the alert for this and other similar attempts to defraud them.

The scam is also currently occurring in Ohio, Florida, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington. The scam has been reported in Connecticut, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, and Massachusetts.

White is urging anyone who has become a victim of the scam to call the Secretary of State’s Business Services Office immediately at 217-782-6961 or 312-793-3380.  Their information will be important in recovering funds and prosecuting the offenders.

The Secretary of State Police is leading the investigation together with other state and federal agencies regarding this deceptive business practice.

 White is recommending that corporations do not reply to the solicitation.

 Businesses that have received the notice are encouraged to contact the Secretary of State’s Business Services Office at 217-782-6961 or 312-793-3380.

Arizona Campaign Builds Against “America’s Toughest Sheriff”

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Arizona Campaign Builds Against “America’s Toughest Sheriff”

New America Media

By Valeria Fernandez

PHOENIX, Ariz.–A movement to oust Joe Arpaio, America’s self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff,” from office continues to gain momentum in Arizona. Actions range from a Latino voter mobilization to an infusion of support from out-of-state groups helping run anti-Joe Arpaio radio ads on Spanish radio.

Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio, 80, known nationally for his immigration sweeps is facing his toughest race in 20 years. But he remains a popular politician.

America’s Voice, a national group that supports comprehensive immigration reform, is investing part of an $80,000 advertising fund in anti-Arpaio ads scheduled to start running this Monday.

Leading in Polls

The popular and brash Arpaio—despite facing several legal actions for his conduct and management of the sheriff’s office—was trailing his nearest challenger, Democrat Paul Penzone, by from six to14 points in recent polls.

Penzone’s supporters are concerned that Independent candidate Mike Stauffer, who has about three-percent support in most polls, could split the anti-Arpaio vote.

Arpaio has a campaign war chest much larger than his opponents and has received over $8 million in donations during this campaign cycle. As of the end of September he still had about half of that amount. Most of the contributions he’s received come from out-of-state contributors, the majority of them in California.

So far his campaign has spent over $700,000 for television ads. Some have focused on Arpaio’s character and his signature as the “toughest” sheriff in America.” One ad featuring Arpaio wrapping his arm around an inmate and holding pets. But the most recent ads attack Penzone, his strongest opponent.

The Arpaio campaign’s new spot focuses on a nine-year-old police report accusing Penzone of domestic violence after he had an argument with his former wife. Both parties had minor injuries, and Penzone was listed as the victim by the Glendale Police Department. No charges were filed.

Arpaio is facing growing opposition on the home front from a number of grassroots campaigns to oust him. Under the banner of “Adios, Arpaio” (“Goodbye, Arpaio”), Campaign for Arizona Future, has added over 34,000 new Latino voters to the rolls.

The campaign is organized by immigrant-advocacy group Promesa Arizona in Action and the Unite Here union, which represents many service workers. With support from the AFL-CIO and Unite Here the campaign has been infused with $500,000.

Online groups working with social media such as People Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, have created their own ads as well. Anti-Arpaio activist Devin Fleenor launched a campaign to place an ad featuring Arpaio’s role in his agency’s failing to investigation over 400 sexual crimes involving minors.

In spite of his popularity as a no-nonsense crime fighter, Arpaio’s mishandling of the child-abuse cases, and his recent “birther” investigation into President Barack Obama birth certificate put a dent in his support even among some conservative Republican voters. A political action committee, Citizens for Professional Law-Enforcement, was formed recently aiming to capitalize on those issues to defeat the sheriff on Nov. 6.

The group has a series of ads in public and cable TV, focusing on these issues. One of them features a press conference in which Arpaio apologized to the victims of sex crimes. The spot turns his words during the press conference against him, as he states, “If there were any victims out there, I apologize to those victims–if there were any.”

Dreamer Youth Oppose Sheriff

The America’s Voice radio ads feature young Dreamers –undocumented students inviting people to support Democratic candidate Penzone for sheriff.

“We can’t vote, we don’t have the privilege to be going out to cast a ballot. Because we consider ourselves American, we have the responsibility of going out there to inform the community,” said Erika Andiola, 25, an undocumented immigrant, who earned an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Andiola had a personal experience with the sheriff’s office. Deputies went to her house looking for her mother in 2008, because they were looking for undocumented workers. They didn’t find her mother, but arrested her uncle instead.

“He’s breaking families across Maricopa,” Andiola said. “He’s not focusing on what he should be doing, going after people who committed crimes.”

Latinos are a growing political force in Arizona with over 400,000 registered to vote. According to the polling firm Latino Decisions, about two-thirds of the Latino electorate knows someone who is undocumented. Also, 55 percent know a Dreamer between ages five and 31.

In recent years, Arpaio has faced growing criticism from Latinos over allegations of racial profiling during his immigration sweeps. These accusations led civil rights groups to file a lawsuit against the sheriff that is awaiting a federal court ruling. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a separate suit against Arpaio’s office for civil rights violations.

Arpaio’s office has also been the target of criticism over the cost of lawsuits and settlements stemming from deaths in his jail. Recently, Phoenix reached a $3.25 million settlement in the wrongful death of Deborah Braillard, who died while in the sheriff’s custody in 2005 because she was refused treatment for her diabetes.

In another closely watched race, America’s voice is also buying ad spots supporting Democratic candidate Richard Carmona for the U.S. Senate. Carmona, former Surgeon General of the United States under President George W. Bush, is running against Republican Rep. Jeff Flake for the seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. John Kyl.

Photo Caption: Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Illinois State Board of Education announces school tour and Board meeting at Southland College Preparatory Charter School Oct. 29-30

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SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Board of Education has announced the following meeting for Oct. 29-30 at Southland College Preparatory Charter School, 4601 Sauk Trail, in Richton Park.  The Board will tour the school at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 29 before convening for its regular plenary session at 12:30 p.m.

All State Board of Education meetings listed on this agenda will be accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons planning to attend who need special accommodations should contact the Board office no later than the date prior to the meeting. Contact the Superintendent’s office at the State Board of Education, Phone: 217-782-2221; TTY/TDD: 217-782-1900; Fax: 217-785-3972. 

Chairman Chico may call for a break in the meeting as necessary in order for the Board to go into closed session.

State Board of Education Meeting

Oct. 29-30, 2012

Location: Southland College Preparatory Charter School, 4601 Sauk Trail, Richton Park

This meeting will also be audio cast on the Internet at:  www.isbe.net

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012

12:30 p.m.




          I.  Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance                                                                

A.   Consideration of and Possible Actions on Any Requests for Participation in Meeting by Other Means

        II.  Public Participation                                                                                 

A.    Dr. Blondean Davis, Superintendent, Southland College Preparatory Charter School

B.    Educator Leadership Institute

C.    Thornton Fractional South District 215

D.   Dr. Donna Simpson Leak, Superintendent, Rich Township High School District 227  

      III.  Resolutions & Recognition                                                                      

       IV.  *Superintendent’s Report – Consent Agenda                                                 

All action consideration items listed with an asterisk (*) are considered to be routine and will be enacted in one motion and vote.  Any board member who wishes separate discussion on any item listed on the consent agenda may remove that item from the consent agenda, in which event, the item will be considered in its normal sequence. 

A.   *Approval of Minutes:

1.    Plenary Minutes: September 19-20, 2012

B.   *Rules for Initial Review

1.    Part 30 (Programs for the Preparation of Principals in Illinois)

C.   *Rules for Adoption

1.    Part 25 (Certification)

2.    Part 75 (Agricultural Education Program)

3.    Part 140 (Calculation of Excess Cost under Section 18-3 of the School Code)

D.   *Contracts and Grants Over $1 Million

1.    Award of Contract:  PERA Research Based Study

2.    Recommendation Approval:  21st CCLC RFSP Technical Assistance

3.    Award of Grants:  21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC)

4.    Other contracts and grants to be determined


End of Consent Agenda

         V.   Discussion Items                                                                           

A.    Budget Update                                                                               

B.     District Oversight – Monthly Update                                               

C.   Other Items for Discussion


Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012


8:30 a.m.

       VI.  Reconvene Plenary Session                                                                    

     VII.  Presentations/Showcases                                                                                

A.    Deborah Loewenberg Ball, Dean, School of Education, University of Michigan – Teacher Preparation

  VIII.  Discussion Items Continued                                                         

A.   2012 Adequate Yearly Progress Analysis  

B.   Report Card Update

C.   5Essentials Update

     IX.    Announcements                                                                                                

A.   IBHE Liaison Report (Dr. Proshanta Nandi)

B.   P-20 Council Liaison Report (Joyce Karon)

C.   Superintendent’s/Senior Staff Announcements

D.   Chairman’s Report

E.   Member Reports

       X.    Information Items

A.    ISBE Fiscal & Administrative Monthly Reports (available online at http://isbe.net/board/fiscal_admin_rep.htm)

     XI.    Adjourn

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chancellor Cheryl Hyman unveiled next three College to Careers Programs

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman unveiled the newest industry sectors in the College to Careers Programs: Information Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, and Culinary/Hospitality.

College to Careers is designed to bring together industry leaders with faculty and staff to develop curriculum that best prepare City Colleges students for positions in high-demand job industries, where tens of thousands of jobs are currently going unfilled. Through this initiative, City Colleges of Chicago aims to fill — and end — the skills gap by developing and utilizing a highly skilled local workforce.

The announcement was made last week at the Richard J. Daley College. Several of their  newest industry partners joined to show their commitment to the effort. These partners include Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, and Verizon Wireless in Information Technology; Solo Cup, WaterSaver Faucet, Arrow Gear, GC America, Kay Manufacturing, Northstar Aerospace, UPS, and Lincoln Electric in Advanced Manufacturing; and Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Chicago, Aramark, the Illinois Restaurant Association, and Jimmy Bannos, Sr. (Heaven on Seven and Purple Pig restaurants) in Hospitality/Culinary.

College to Careers offers a great opportunity for those seeking new educational pathways to start or advance in a career.

State Revolving Fund surplus makes additional funds available to communities through Clean Water Initiative

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MWRD encourages Cook County communities to take advantage of funds


Communities throughout Cook County are working hard to ensure their drinking water and wastewater treatment operations meet or exceed local, state and federal requirements, and to help in this effort, an existing state program that offers low-interest loans to local governments is being expanded.

On the 40th Anniversary of the national Clean Water Act, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, along with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Commissioners Frank Avila, Patricia Horton, Debra Shore, Mariyana Spyropoulos  and other officials launched the $1 billion Illinois Clean Water Initiative to overhaul Illinois’ aging water infrastructure.

“On this anniversary of the landmark Clean Water Act, we renew our commitment to this precious, irreplaceable resource,” said Governor Quinn. “Illinois is defined geographically and historically by waterways. Our Clean Water Initiative will preserve this legacy for future generations, improve our drinking water and put thousands of Illinoisans back to work.”

Governor Quinn has directed the IEPA and Illinois Finance Authority (IFA) to expand the State Revolving Fund (SRF) program, which makes low-interest loans to communities, to offer $1 billion in long-term, below market interest rate loans to local governments for water infrastructure projects. Since the SRF’s inception in 1989, IEPA has loaned $4.3 billion to 472 local Illinois communities, and there has never been a default during the program’s history.

Over $900 million in proposed projects are awaiting review, but the application process is still open until Dec. 31, 2012.  All new and renewal pre-applications received in 2012 will be included on the Project Priority List for FY 2013, which runs through September 30, 2013.

“As a government agency, the MWRD can fully appreciate the need for local communities to be provided with additional sources of revenue that can help fund needed projects,” said Commissioner Spyropoulos, chairman of the Municipalities Committee.  “More than 350 local governments have already expressed interest in the program, so I would encourage those that haven’t yet applied to contact the EPA to start the process.”

The Clean Water Initiative will enable the state to meet the high demand for safe drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure funding by local governments. Commissioner Spyropoulos said that this plan will go a long way in fulfilling investment needs.

“I cannot think of a better way to celebrate the anniversary of the Clean Water Act than for our leadership in Washington and the leadership in the state to announce their continued commitment to clean water in such a tangible way,” said Commissioner Spyropoulos. “The funding support needed for infrastructure is well publicized. We deal with 125 communities in Cook County representing five million residents that need affordable alternatives to infrastructure investment. The benefits to all communities big and small throughout Illinois are immeasurable.”

While the submission of a pre-application, a planning report, or other applicable loan application elements does not assure the eventual commitment of loan funds under the SRF, the first step to accessing these funds is by contacting the IEPA.

More information can be found at http://www.epa.state.il.us/water/financial-assistance/state-revolving-fund.html and



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