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Blue Island Sun-Standard (Newspaper) - February 6, 1977, Blue Island, Illinois ti It Cronin's school integration By KEN MILLER If a of Supt. of cation Joseph M. Cronin comes a busing plan to integrate Chicago's schools with several nearby suburban townships will be in effect in 1980. The did not specifically name white suburban communities that might be part of the tion It call for a township plan with one superintendent for each township and from 10.000 to students in each of the restructured suburban school Cronin detailed his tled the Chicago Metropolitan Area in remarks to the South Cook County School association Wednesday night at Ihe Cherry Hills Country Cronin's in his vision of a totally desegregated school system which be implemented in In the Cronin envisions a federal judge ruling in 1978 on a de- segregation case not only affecting Chicago schools but also finding the county and Ihe slate of lowing schools to perpetuate racial Cronin's was met with lite applause but no other response from the approximately 100 suburban school board members and in of Ihe new township dis- were paired with the seven cago school districts with the most segregated housing and said According to federal judge had ruled in 1978 on a gation case not only affecting Chicago but also finding Cook county and the state of Illinois guilty of allowing schools to perpetuate racial first people thought only Chica go would be found Hundreds of their schools were virtually all-black with several dozens of while the city could not achieve all the racial desegregation needed in the It would need the judge Cronin speaks of would amount lo or with suburban school The judge in Ihe dream found cago guilty of segregation in many specific One was thai several schools were begun in Ihe 1970's, segregation continued to in- crease in the cily because of Ihe lack of a comprehensive Magnel such as Walt Dis- ney Elementary school and Whitney Young High are intended lo Ihe racial make-up of a dis- The also found thai the Chicago board in the had erected hundreds of rary classrooms on the playgrounds of all black schools rather than find ways lo desegregate the Chicago had established a ries of schools within racially gated housing The Chicago board was also found to have failed to implement the 1967 plan which would have achieved a certain measure of The judge indicated lhal lhal sion was in itself a violation of Ihe vil acl of 1964, Cronin the Chicago board had adopted a plan to close down two dozen but in so aged to transfer most of the black children from one set of all-black buildings to others of similar racial Cronin The dream notes two precedents ol implemented de- segregation plans Une was in where the judge had told city and suburbs to get together in developing a The in St. Louis the judge decreed that two suburbs and one all-black suburb join to form one racially integrated school judge in the Chicago case considered other alternatives such as Ihe Chicago schools into en wedges reaching out as far as 20 or 25 miles each wedge containing 25 per cent minority and 75 per cent Cronin Ihe judge decided on Ihe Chicago city plan by itself was bold and and included Ihe closing of more lhan 800 racially segregated temporary the abandonment of 70 substandard buildings housing mainly minorities or and the opening of 15 new high 11 them with advanced vocational and cal It also included the opening of new or rehabilitated elementary schools each of them sen ing black and white populations 20 of them with basic skills 20 with a special focus on science and industry and 20 with other specialty it called for the building of mixed income and ing and new schools first in the cago 21 area and later in the South Side with a massive in- fusion of U. S. Department of ing and Urban Development funds The in Cronin's it turned was James who in 19C2 was the first black student ever enrolled in the University of Blue Island Published by the Economist February 6, 1977 65 cents Monthly By Carrier Phones News or Ads 388-2O20 Circulation 422-1212 Court weighs outcome of Old Main shooting Hard choice Roger Lundquist of Calumet Paris gets ready to sample some of the being prepared for the St. Valentine Ice Cream The Ladies Guild of Community Covenant 125th and will sponsor the event on Feb. 11, from 7 to p.m. and again on Feb. 12, from 1 to 5 p m. Ticket price includes ice cream and cake plus entertainment by the Ro- semary McMahon dancers and the Praising and be- tween There will also be a bake sale so you can take a treat home to the Bring your and join in the The juvenile who shot his mate Jan. 13 al Old Main Eisenhower High school will undergo a ric examination before his final sition by the juvenile court Feb. 15. At a hearing Judge Joseph Mooney of Cook county Circuit Court's juvenile division ordered a clinical services examination for the 15-year-old still in custody at the Audey The juvenile admitted to the ing in open court at a hearing The which had been uled for was not held be- cause of the boy's Maurice assistant state's said the judge could mend a probationary sentence or commitment to the juvenile division of the Cook county department of cor- among other for the After Monday's Blue land police reported the youth had confessed to the charge of aggravated battery against while charges of attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon were But Dore said the legal charge against the youth is delinquency and the seriousness of the individual charges did not he is found the judge may recommend whatever is permitted within the limits of the venile court Dore A nile delinquent can not be punished for more than one charge in a single The most the judge can recommend for the youth is commitment to the department of Dore court differs from nal Its purpose is to protect and rehabilitate the juvenile and tect the function is not Dore The boy's as all juvenile have been closed to the general Mrs. Joanne the mother of Steve 15, shot by the said Thursday she feels out in the by the closed She said she has gotten no faction from Ihe proceedings and has had to find out what has happended by reading She was not told about Monday's hearing and although she attended Thursday's she was not allowed in- George Eisenhower also showed up for day's hearing but was not allowed in- Dr. William School district 218 said he sent Triezenberg as his to provide input at the Dore said that although he told Webb he may show up for the it was up to the discretion of the judge as to whom he would allow in- Triezenberg said he was dis- by Ihe closed hearings and blamed Ihe secrecy of juvenile with being a catalyst for crime in can I administer discipline and protect staff and students if somebody can pull out a gun and shoot someone in my without having the lo speak at the he limit set for brochure The Blue Island planning sion set an cost limit on the de- sign of a new informational city Jack commission recommended that the brochure not exceed 28 at a cost of a The cost to bring the brochure to the Sinise The city upon recommendation by the planning has contracted Rowe to do the Sinise recommended that the page limit be set in order to about the possible costs of the we know what it will he Looking at the city's last a 36-page Sinise said he did not believe the new brochure needed to be as The new brochure will be printed on by 11 inch like the last The brochure will emphasize Blue Island's central business The booklet's artwork and theme may be used as a city or ise The commission unanimously proved motion on the 28-page Sinise indicated the cost was less than what the commission had estimated previously in ing possible The commission also decided to contact several companies about doing a traffic survey on east-west streels in Ihe Bids will be taken for the The vey is intended lo indicate whether the such as New and should retain their one-way or two- way status for best possible traffic The commission also discussed sible sites for parking along Western avenue between 119th and 127th There will be no on- parking there when Ihe ern avenue project is Sinise recommended that the com- pany chosen to make the traffic vey also study possible parking Because mosl sites along avenue would require the acquisition of business properties in order lo vide a parking commission bers suggested that lots in back of businesses fronting on Western also be considered as parking lol In other Ihe commission voted to change its regular meeling dates from the first Tuesday of each month to the first lo. OT i 11 M m f should relain their one-way or two- month to the first Eisenhower students aid RQC center revs up shopping study machine A group of Eisenhower campus dents have completed a practical ex- in market research which will aid the Blue Island Chamber of Com- merce in determining shopping terns in the Under the direction of instructor Ken 20 students enrolled in dis- education classes assisted the Blue Island Chamber of Com- merce in a market research Students stationed throughout the Blue Island shopping district during the holiday season asked passerby to complete a market research survey prepared by tlie Chamber of Com- Over 300 completed surveys were turned over to the Chamber of Commerce for its use at the of the Under Jhc guidance of students also used the survey as a basis for their own market research project at Eisenhower News Note The paper at Community Covenant 329Ui and Calumet has been ed due 1o the Papers be deposited in the bin behind Ihe church al time through Feb. 10. The drive is sored by the youth There are in the Ihe bin for Covenant cLurch can be seen only by going behind the Jo Ibe northwest corner of 1he For phone 7477 A random sample of juniors and seniors were asked to complete the survey which had been modified by the distributive education students to include questions ing the types of stores students quent and businesses they would like to see established in the Blue Island Results of the survey were then and discussed as part of a class project on marketing Distributive education students are also taking turns attending meetings of the Blue Island Chamber of Com- according to He feels this experience is especially aaS for the students because it allows them the opportunity to get a closer look at the workings of a professional organization concerned with the dis- of goods and services from producer to Since all of the students live in or around Blue he they can relate more easily lo the work of a group active in the local The distributive education students are also involved in a number of through DECA Education clubs of Education clubs of These organisations are designed to allow to skills acquired through education Areas of competition apparel public food ket and food sen ice and other marketing related are w. process of preparing for upcoming arra sponsored In students must their knowledge and ency in the area or areas they Tony Luciano of Blue a member of the Blue Chapter at recently earned a fourth place rank in a tion held at Northern Illinois who is employed at Kline's Department was one of two Eisenhower campus students who companied their instructor to the Ernesto Martinez of Blue also employed at represented the Gold chapter at the According to the tition was sponsored by the Northern Illinois university collegiate chapter in an effort to prepare high chapters for upcoming Tony and Ernesto will now mod with their fellow students to with them the knowledge 1hey quired at the Two Eisenhower campus were recently as Virginia of Alsip was se from among members of Blue while Saudi Zingelmann of Blue Island was ed from among members 1he Hold As the iwo are working lo create an awareness the work and the goals of and of Jbc distributive education at Eisenhower High Among Ihe projects completed thus far was a mimeographed describing the education program at Eisenhower High Sandi Zingelmann created the hure which is being used at the high school as a source of information for students who may be interested in en- rolling in the distributive education Distributive education offered to junior and senior students who have a professional goal in the field of Students in this program re- training in three in the classroom and through participation in By DON RIZZS With the combined help and ation of the Calumet Park Recreation Director Tom the lumel Park Baseball Glenn president announced activity is available to the youth of Calumet the pitching machine and batting The pitching patented by Earle Halstead of St. was acquired by the Calumet Park Baseball association and has been in operation for one- It is available to all youths eight years of age and This remarkable machine will throw u different pitches including curves and sliders By tain adjustments on 1hc- machine's today Awaiting wrap-up Blue Island Mayor Richard Withers the state soon fo com- plete its financial commitment to the Western avenue protect and assures businessmen the inconvenience won t be too bad when construction resumes See story tn sect 1. page 2 case dismissed Calumet Park man is cleared of charges that accused him oi heading a See story in sect 1 page 3 Worth candidates named The Republican backed slate is challenged by a tion ticket m the Worth township elections See story m 1. 3 three different settings it wili throw either to left or right simulating that type of It will also throw grounders used for infield practice and also baseballs assorted distances for out field The machine has been called the best sports training aid in It is presently used by the 2? league teams noes a Kmu way in approving its use by Calumet little In conjunction with its use of pitching a cage used in the off season and during baseball season on days when weather Thf unique 70 fen fell ind 12 hieh is suspended from of Calumet Park by and of us mesh from j imh by 2 inch wood it i ily be lowered into m mm ules for not in use the net i n lo 1h< 11 n 1< ly out oi 1h< for tion Whil the m 1h< tenter cym i1 hall and r i 'k 7b'' of i il T i all And it i- biln i'd that no thet Hi nil nt of IT ro use i- is Ijy
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