Chronicle: Proviso D209 Board Never Approved $7 Million Fire Repair Bills, Say Lawyers

Friday, May 6, 2016 || Originally Published: Cook County Chronicle || By Jean Lotus and Bill Dwyer A lawsuit against the Proviso Township High School District 209 School Board contains evidence that both the current school superintendent and the former board president signed a multi-million dollar building repairs contract without the knowledge or formal approval of the school board. The district hired Franklin Park-based Restore … Continue reading Chronicle: Proviso D209 Board Never Approved $7 Million Fire Repair Bills, Say Lawyers

State Rep’s Nomination Petitions Face Objections

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 || By Michael Romain  Brian Kuhr says Chris Welch’s petitions are fraudulent, while Welch calls Kuhr’s claims ‘frivolous’  A Forest Park man has challenged the recently filed nominating papers of state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (D-7th), pictured left, according to state records. In a five-page objection filed earlier this month, Brian Kuhr, pictured below, claims that Welch filed more than the … Continue reading State Rep’s Nomination Petitions Face Objections

‘If You’re An Honest Black Man [These Days], You Have A Problem,’ Says Maywood Park Commissioner About Ousted D209 Attorney

Wednesday, November 12, 2015 || Originally Published: Forest Park Review || By Jean Lotus  The new legal counsel hired by Proviso Township High School District 209 lasted a little less than a month. On Nov. 10, the board voted 4 to 3 to dismiss the firm Robbins Schwartz and attorney Anthony Bass, (pictured). The board had hired both parties to represent the district a few … Continue reading ‘If You’re An Honest Black Man [These Days], You Have A Problem,’ Says Maywood Park Commissioner About Ousted D209 Attorney