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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 30, 2015, Arlington Heights, Illinois Back to the future i Kim. Vemi is Depauw hoping to do by hiring Leltao again a sports a a a Northwest suburbs a a daily Herald mip m fittest Hoser challenges Ore but soaring our contestants see Good changes a health so fitness , March 30, 2015 big picture a local focus $1.00 Roddock publications a 143rd year a no. 167 a by itt i 45 Csc table set pc 7-seed Michigan state beats Louisville joins fellow big ten team Wisconsin in final four in saturday 1-seed Duke pulls away from Gonzaga reaches final four for the 16th time in school history b associated press Michigan state s Denzel Valentine celebrates Munday after beating Louisville 76-70 in of. Assoc i ated priss full Mcaa tournament coverage in sports head coach Mike Krzyzewski and his Duke Blue devils will return to the final four. I Marni Pyke the suburbs in transit toll hikes based on inflation that a one idea from it. 53 report in the midst of a Zzz Induc ing language like Quot travel demand models Quot in a Wonky 27-Page report on extending route 53 into Lake county is in idea guaranteed to Wake you up. Quot indexing and congestion pricing of toils Are strategies recommended for the proposed route 53 Extension As a Pilot for eventual implementation along the entire tollway system Quot it states. Wait a minute. If calculating tolls based on the consumer Price Index works on the future route 53 Extension could we see indexing carried Over to existing toll roads and what does Illinois tollway leadership think of that recommendation by Lake county officials Quot i think we re always open to Pilot projects Quot chairman Paula Wolff said. Quot we re always interested in seeing How we can Combine the needs of the tollway to maintain the system with the demand that the customers have. In a Happy to have a Pilot always on filings that make Wolff added Quot the Board obviously has t acted on this the idea of indexing toil rates is among several game changers recommended by finance committee members on an Illinois tollway route 53 advisory group seeking to see transit on Page 9 distracted driving 411 is distracted driving really a big Deal what Laws do different states have can my brain really Multi task and should my workplace have a policy what a lot of questions. Get them answered by tuning into the National transportation safety boards webcast of a National forum a disconnect from deadly the event is at 9 . Tuesday. To learn More go to . Asp. Election 2015 from schools to school boards i exploring the pluses and minuses of electing educators by Bob Susnjara Susnjara daily her a id. Com education Industry experience abounds on the Gurnee elementary District 56 school Board. Of the seven elected positions five seats Are filled with members who Are retired from school districts or employed in Public education jobs. An athletic director a retired superintendent a substitute teacher a retired school Secretary and a teacher administrator Are on the District 56 Board. Board president Lames Blockinger said the Community can Benefit from educators in the elected positions a an opinion disputed by some taxpayer watchdogs. Blockinger whose career included serving As superintendent of Millburn elementary District 24, said current or former education employees typically Are open minded and make research based decisions. He also said his advanced training As an administrator can Lead to him posing questions to District 56 officials that May not be considered by Industry insiders the Follo Wio amp a suburban school boards that have the most members with ties to the education Industry. Those connections include being a current or retired teacher or administrator or having a spouse working in the school District the member represents. School boards have seven elected members. Gurnee elementary District 56 five Lake Park High school District 108 in Roselle three Lombard elementary District 44 three Elk Grove elementary District 59 three those without his experience. Quot i personally would want educators on my school Board if i were not on it a said Blockinger who a in the Middle of a four year term. District 56 stood out As an extreme example in an examination of who has education Industry ties on suburban school boards. The examination found a there Are 67 Board members in 44 suburban school districts who Are teachers school administrators or have worked in the education Field according to data culled from Campaign information submitted to the daily Herald in 2011 and 2013. Other school systems with a Strong education Industry presence include Lake Park High school District 108 in Roselle where a teacher retired educator and substitute instructor occupy three of seven Board seats. Lombard elementary District 44 s school Board includes a former assistant principal a substitute teacher and a school psychologist. See electing on Page 9 a i personally would want educators on my school Board if i were not on James Blockinger dist. 56 Board president Ron Sandack Bill would allow towns to file for bankruptcy suburban legislators offer plan to help distressed municipalities by Nick Swedberg associated press Springfield a stressed by pension debt other financial issues and the possibility losing a chunk of their state Aid some Illinois cities want the option to file for bankruptcy. They be found an ally in a suburban Republican lawmaker who has proposed legislation to allow municipalities to follow in the footsteps of Detroit and other cities in restructuring debt and paying Back creditors. Opponents however say there Are less drastic intermediate Steps than the Quot danger oust path of bankruptcy. One thing is Clear Rockford mayor Larry Morrissey told senators earlier this month Quot if history has proved anything in this state delay deferral and denial Are not twelve states authorize cities to file chapter 9 bankruptcy filings according to the National conference of state Legislatures and another 12 Grant conditional ability to file. Twenty six states either done to have chapter 9 authorization or prohibit it. Rep. Ron Sandack is sponsoring legislation that would Grant authority for communities to file for bankruptcy under chapter 9 of the Federal code. The Downers Grove Republican says it s a Quot measure of last resort a a especially with gov. Bruce Rauner a proposal in next years budget to Cut in half the local governments share of state income taxes by 50 percent. Quot it s just giving time and space to do things right Quot he said. But not even wealthy towns Are immune to costs associated with unsustainable pensions personal and Long term debt which can make bankruptcy seem like a viable option said Laurence Msall president of the civic federation a Chicago based nonpartisan government research organization. He and other critics recommend establishing an authority that can work with the local government before a bankruptcy judge would consider approving a filing. Quot bankruptcy is a very dangerous place for us to be heading a Msall said. See bankruptcy on Page 9 school Board candidates debate District 15 finances in today a neighbor Section by Katlyn Smith Smith daily Herald. Com you can t Start off on a negative. That s the problem with the Palatine township elementary District 15 budget says Manjula Sriram who is seeking a second term on the school Board in the april 7 election. The District she says needs to do More to find ways election 2015 to plug the Hole. Quot if we Are going to have deficit spending what Are our options to be Able to look at to Cut somewhere Quot she said. Quot or what can we do to not have that deficit in the budget a challengers in the race offer a far More favourable review of How the District has handled its finances. Quot we have some infrastructure issues that we need to address Quot Jessica Morrison said. Quot and for that reason if there s a deficit one year it does t concern me As much As it May some of the other candidates that Are running because i look at the budget As More of a Long term plan. See finances on Page 4 j High school District Centennial Celebration too years too stories District 214 is too years old. How it got Here is a remarkable Story. It s a tale with thousands of individual pieces that make up the whole a pieces that we explore in today s neighbor. Weather a brighter Day High of 56. T see the Back of business. Index comics Sec. 5 today a believe project recipient help wanted 4-1 movies Sec 6 $100 for person who cares for i in editorials 1-8 Horoscope Sec. 5 obituaries monday Biz ill family members homeless health amp fitness 6-1 lottery 1-10 puzzles Sec 5 read More on Page 3

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