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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 25, 1999, Arlington Heights, Illinois Page 4/section i Northwest suburbs daily Herald thursday february 25,1999 test More local news on pages 5 and 7 and in neighbor local report District 214 offers Chance to discuss staggered Start times by Vince Galloro daily Herald staff writer parents have another Chance tonight to speak their minds about a proposal to push Back the starting time at Buffalo Grove and Prospect High schools. Northwest suburban High school District 214 Board members will take comments during their Board meeting at 7 30 . In Forest View educational Center 2121 s. Goebbert Road Arlington Heights. Board members Are not scheduled to vote on the proposal. Tonight a Board meeting wont be the last Chance to comment either. Prospect will Host a Parent information meeting at 7 30 . Monday and Buffalo Grove will Host one at 7 30 . Tuesday. Starting the school Day later at Buffalo Grove and Prospect is part of a plan to improve bus service on the North Side of District 214. Changing the Start times would allow buses to run routes for two schools each morning and afternoon. Each bus would run a route to one of the earlier starting schools either Wheeling or John Hersey High schools and then a later starting school. Buffalo Grove or Prospect. The plan mirrors the set up that has been in place for three years at Elk Grove and rolling Meadows High schools. Elk Grove starts at 8 10 ., while Meadows begins classes 7 25 District 214 also would save on bus service with the staggered Start schedule. The bids for a staggered schedule Are $425,000 less than the bids for a common Start time. Board members delayed voting on the Start time proposal two weeks ago after receiving dozens of phone Calls from parents Many of whom said they had not had enough time to learn about the plan. The idea was first discussed publicly Jan. 28. Several parents also spoke against the change at the meeting on feb. La. They Are concerned that students in afterschool sports and activities would come Home late and lose time with their families. Parents of athletes also worry that Buffalo Grove and Prospect teams will show up late for away games since the new schedule would see students dismissed at 3 30 . Dist. 211 schools make technology High priority by Jamie Sotonoff daily Herald staff writer extra computer labs a new science lab and parking lot repairs at Conant High school Are among the items proposed in next years capital budget in Palatine Schaumburg township High school District 211. Hie school Board will consider those expenditures after a budget presentation at 7 30 . Tonight at the a Mcelroy administration Center 1750 s. Roselle Road. A total of $8 million Worth of capital projects will be considered for the 1999-00 school year. That is $#14,000 More or an 11.3 percent increase Over last years budget. Nearly half the Money or $3.5 million would be used to add or improve technology in each of the districts five High schools. Many of the candidates running this Spring for seats on the District Board list technology As a top priority. A few of the Candi dates As Well As some teachers also have criticized the District for lagging behind with in the area of technology. District 211 is now entering the second year of its five year technology plan. The second year involves adding at least one new computer lab at each school replacing computer labs in mathematics and computer aided drafting classes installing computer and audiovisual equipment in dozens of classrooms and buying new instructional computers and network support technology. Associate superintendent Robert Rozycki said it would build on what the District did last year when it spent $2.3 million to establish a Dis Tri twide computer network. Rozycki disagreed with critics of the technology plan yet acknowledged that the District would like to enhance the technology it has now. A would we like to increase the amount of technology we have absolutely a he said. Other big ticket expenditures to be considered tonight include a $204,528 science lab at Conant High school Asphalt and parking lot repairs at Hoffman estates and Conant High schools and $253,591 Worth of carpet replacement at All the schools. If approved by the Board tonight the District can seek bids now and ensure projects Are completed or items Are received in time for next years classes. Palatine restaurants must display cleanliness scores by Sandra Del re daily Herald staff writer diners with an appetite for More information about whether a Palatine restaurant is clean or dirty will be Able to satisfy their cravings starting May i that a when All restaurants in the Village must Post a certificate in their entrances that rate restaurant cleanliness under guidelines approved by the Village Council. The Council approved the new certificate system which will be mandated at All eateries. Only health department inspectors will be Able to remove certificates. Although officials have revised the certificate several times the latest change removes ratings like a Superior a a Good a and a does not meet minimum standards and instead deals strictly with numerical scores. District 5 councilman Jack Wagner said the most recent certificate is the most Clear and concise. On past certificates propos als he questioned How a restau rant could remain open yet have some critical violations. A ratings like Superior and Good Are too confusing Quot he said. A a it a like being pregnant. Either you Are or you Arentt pregnant. With this either you pass or you a score of 96 and above indicates the eatery exceeded the standards during the inspection and is commended for its efforts. A score of 70 to 95 indicates the eatery meets accepted standards. A score of 69 or lower or any one violation deemed critical to the health and safety of the Public that can to be immediately corrected indicates the restaurant did not meet minimum standards and must close until further notice. Wagner spearheaded the plans to put a rating system in place in restaurants Village wide saying people have a right to know about the cleanliness of restaurant kitchens. The certificate also has a Section that shows people exactly where problems exist if there Are any. Crash claims 79-year-old Many a life by Patrick Reilly daily Herald staff writer George Limnios had just finished using a pay phone outside a Schaumburg grocery store to Tell relatives he was moving into a new apartment Complex. A the was so Happy to be getting his own place a his daughter in Law Donna Limnios said. But the 79-year-old Hoffman estates Man was killed tuesday night on the Way Home to the apartment he shared with a Roommate when he was struck by a car while crossing a Busy Schaumburg intersection criticized by some for not having enough Street lights. Trustees feel heat from mall n. Barrington by Chris Heidenrich and Michelle Martin daily Herald staff writers even after three Well attended mostly hostile Public hearings All six Hawthorn Woods trustees say they wont Back away from a proposed 1.1-million-Square-foot shopping mall. At least one More hearing set for Friday will be held on Taubman proposal for an upscale mall on 108 acres at route 12 and old Mchenry Road. But from what trustees heard wednesday night and at two previous hearings they say ifs Clear they have Little Choice but to support the proposal. So far they say the hearings have made it Clear Taubman is committed to the site and the mall would have a huge Impact on Hawthorn Woods. If the Village does no to control it North Barrington or someone else will giving Hawthorn Woods the headaches but no benefits trustees say. A if i had my Way we have to Deal with this but we do a trustee Tom Beveridge said. A until someone can prove to me this wont be built i have to look at How can i protect my the anti mall group Active citizens for responsible expansion does no to buy that. Harry Maccartney an official with the group said some Hawthorn Woods and North Barrington trustees Are willing to meet and form a Boundary agreement that would allow both to reject the proposal. Despite Taubmann a commitment to the site the company probably has its eyes on other Sites and would leave if the plan was rejected Maccartney predicted. That would allow the two villages to work out a vision for the site that combines commercial and residential development he said. A both villages have plenty of time to work on a joint vision a Maccartney said. Even though the topics of the Public hearings have changed a wednesdays focused on crime drawing about 150 people a the message from the crowd remained the same. A nothing has changed my mind a said Hawthorn Woods resident Ruth Monico who was outspoken against death next one set for March continued from Page i Republican Senate members Are like most of the citizens who Are in favor of the death penalty. I Haven to had any of my members talk to me about a moratorium. Not Urbanek and Philip spokeswoman Patty Schuh said most Calls for a halt Are from those who want to outlaw executions entirely. The latest to be released was Steven Smith Friday wrongly convicted of killing a former Pontiac prison Warden earlier this month Anthony Porter was freed on a bad conviction for a double murder in Chicago. Time is running out for Andrew Kokoraleis of Villa Park scheduled to die March 17 for the 1982 slaving of 21-year-old Lorraine Borowski of Elmhurst. His attorneys will meet with attorney general Jim Ryan a staff monday to present their eleventh hour argument that Kokoraleis Wasny to involved a a we re going to be open and hear what they have to say about any claims of actual innocence a Jim Ryan said wednesday Urbanek said the Case will get a separate Thor Ough review from the governors office As Well. Night auditor at Schaumburg hotel attacked during Holdup by Patrick Reilly daily Herald staff writer a Schaumburg hotel employee was robbed at gunpoint Early wednesday when he was working near a vault police said. The night auditor at the Radisson hotel 1725 e. Algonquin Road told police he was working at the vault around 3 When a Man approached with a gun according to reports. The Man who was wearing a Black ski mask Black jeans dark sweatshirt and gloves hit the employee with his hand and escaped with an undetermined amount of Money police said. A witness in the parking lot told police the robber ran from the hotel lobby and fled in a red car. Police said the hotel lobby was empty at the time of the robbery. No arrests have been made. Police Are continuing to investigate the robbery. The employee suffered a slight head wound when he was struck during the robbery. He was treated at Northwest Community Hospital and released police said. Limnios of 1760 Valley Lane was crossing Golf Road at Salem drive around 9 . When he was struck by a car driven by Rod Harris 31, of 1075 Higgins Quarter drive in Hoffman estates police said. Before the Accident Limnios used the pay phone outside Butera foods 830 w. Golf to Tell relatives about his change of address his daughter in Law said. A the did no to have a car so he walked everywhere a she said. Harris had a Green Light when he was crossing the intersection in his Black 1995 Chevrolet Beretta police said. Limnios who was walking alone walked into the intersection and was struck by the car police said. After the Accident Limnios was taken to St. Alexius medical Center in Hoffman estates where he was pronounced dead at 9 20 ., according to reports. A police spokeswoman said wednesday it is unlikely charges will be filed against Harris in connection with the Accident. Employees who work in various businesses near the Busy intersection said it is a dangerous one. Todd Thiele a technician at a lube 801 w. Golf said he sees car collisions every week at Golf and Salem. A i can see How people can get hit a he said. A there Are no Street lights at that Comer a Cathy Mendoza a clerk at Franks Nursery said pedestrians Are always walking to stores in the area. A it is not one of the better Corners a she said. A it is insanity especially at Rush Limnios immigrated to the United states from Egypt in 1966, Donna Limnios said he worked at Freeport fast freight in Chicago. A the was a real family Man a she said. Visitation for Limnios will be from 4 to 8 . Today at Michael a funeral Home 800 s. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. A memorial service will follow. Teens face charges in string of suburban car burglaries by Shamus Toomey daily Herald staff writer Hawthorn Woods police chief William Urray Speaks about mall Security during the Public hearing wednesday. Daily Herald photo Paul Beaty he mall when it was first proposed in North Barrington in 1996. Monico leafed through a stack of newspaper clippings dealing with crime in communities with shopping centers As Vernon Hills police chief Gary Kupcak spoke at the hearing about How most mall related crime stays on mall property. A i have proof right Here in front of me of All the crimes that happen in Vernon Hills Quot Monico said. A i think they Are trying to cram this Down our Throat. But i done to think ifs a done Deal not after Kupcak a presentation members of acre questioned the chief about his departments budget. They also asked Kupcak who lives in Hawthorn Woods about the number of police Calls in Vernon Hills versus the number in and around Hawthorn shopping Center alone in an attempt to Point out the number of incidents related to the mall. Meanwhile Peter Anagnos a resident of the unincorporated Valentine Manor subdivision said he thinks Hawthorn Woods trustees have made up their minds but he a not sure what their decision will be. A pair of suburban teens were charged this week with burglar izing cars for audio equipment in Buffalo Grove and one of the teens implicated himself in similar burglaries in Prospect Heights and Wheeling police said wednesday. Two other teens were charged with Possession of stolen property in connection with the burglaries said Buffalo Grove police cmdr. Pete Lippert. Whar Reorg Chung 18, of 210 Inverrary Lane Deerfield told police he broke into about seven cars including three in Buffalo Grove last week. Chung told investigators he and another Man Gaspare Braccioforte 17, would go out at night break the door locks of cars with a screwdriver and steal audio equipment Lippert said. Chung also admitted to stealing audio equipment from a storage closet at Tripp elementary school in Buffalo Grove after entering through an open door last March Lippert said. On tuesday police charged Chung with two counts of burglary to a vehicle and one count each of burglary to a school and attempted burglary to a vehicle he said. Braccioforte of 385 Newtown drive Buffalo Grove was charged with two counts of burglary to a vehicle and one count of attempted burglary to a vehicle he said. Police also charged Alex Shapiro 17. Of 20650 Horatio blvd., Prairie View with one count of Possession of stolen property. A 15-year-old Buffalo Grove boy was cited in a juvenile petition for Possession of stolen property Lippert said. Prospect Heights police plan to charge Chung with one car burglary after he is released from Lake county jail said Prospect Heights det. Bill Suerth. Meanwhile Wheeling police said they received details of Chung a alleged admission and Are investigating three burglaries that could be linked Wheeling Deputy chief Michael Hermes said. Shapiro and Braccioforte were released on $50,000 Bond. 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