October 21st, 2018 7:52 PM
Quick question - did Byline contribute to Trump and the GOP? Asking for a friend who's sentimentally attached to American democracy.
October 21st, 2018 7:44 PM
Would it make the complainers happier if the Village promised that only nice poor white people would live there?
October 21st, 2018 4:55 PM
This is funny! Even states look gerrymandered, or they would all be square or rectangles.
October 21st, 2018 2:22 PM
Sorry to see the negative comments, but hopefully most people reading this letter will appreciate the idea. Many of us have college students who share our values and concerns, and who are happy to be involved and be able to make a difference in this especially important election.
October 21st, 2018 1:40 PM
Christine: The Village Trustees are paid $15,000 per year, and the President $25,000. He wanted even more.
October 21st, 2018 10:00 AM
Is it possible that IMAGINE wants to float this entire program, knowing full well that the additional funds will not be available, in order to get their pool built? The pool idea as proposed was voted down. Now, propose a 500 million project building the pool first, knowing that additional funds will not be available, and walk away with the pool they wanted with a smile,, and the excuse, oh well we tried no additional funds for the rest of the project,, but the pool is built. We did the best we could.
October 21st, 2018 9:50 AM
As we have learned from the Imagine group, it takes a lot of hard work to ruin stuff. All of our trustees and boards are working so very hard these days.
October 21st, 2018 9:14 AM
To expect district 200 to be responsible with our tax dollars you only need to look at Principal Rouses rational last week to moving the Graduation to the UIC and making the absurd claim this will save tax payers $16,000. "According to Rouse, it would cost $12,500 to rent the arena from UIC, while use of UIC staff and security would cost an additional $18,890 for a total cost of $31,390. According to Rouse, OPRF currently spends about $47,670 to host graduation on campus, which means the district could see a cost savings of slightly more than $16,000 by moving the ceremony to UIC."
October 21st, 2018 8:33 AM
We need your help - A few years ago the voters rejected a very expensive pool plan. A few years later OPRF formed a committee to analyze the long term facility needs of the high school. This committee is called Imagine. And Imagine they did. The Imagine committee did not have costs constraints, so they came up with a 5 phase plan. The first 3 phases will cost $145 million and include tearing down a third of the structurally sound school and building a 4 story athletic complex, which includes the huge pool that was already rejected by the voters. Imagine still hasn't released cost estimates for the remaining 40% of the project. The board of education is trying to start funding this project through current reserves without voter approval. The D200 School Board will hold a Town Hall Meeting to answer questions about its Imagine Pool and Facilities Plan on Tuesday, October 30, at 7:00 pm in the south cafeteria. Please consider attending and asking the board to put this...
October 20th, 2018 12:53 PM
Lisa, I appreciate your letter and agree that student outcomes should drive any facility proposal. Some of the proposed improvements are "needs", while others are "wants". In Sequence 2, $66 million would be spent on demolishing and rebuilding the south east corner of the building to house a pool that's double the size of a standard size high school competition pool and an aquatic center with seating for 600 spectators. OPRF doesn't "need" this size pool and aquatic center. Despite repeated requests by the community over the past few years for the D200 Board and administration to review and update the school's outdated swimming requirement, no review or action has been taken. The self-imposed swimming requirement is being used to inflate the need for pool water. The other elements in Sequence 2 could be accommodated by renovating the existing building, but that's not true for the 17-lane pool. Based on 2014 cost estimates, it is cost...
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