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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 30, 2015, Arlington Heights, IllinoisMonday March 30, 2015 big picture local focus $1.00 paddock publications 143rd year no. 167 Northwest suburbs Dai by Katlyn Smith you cant Start off on a negative. Thatus 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 District she says needs to do More to find ways to plug the Hole. If we Are going to have deficit spending what Are our options to be Able to look at to Cut somewhere she said. Or what can we do to not have that deficit in the budget challengers in the race offer a far More favourable review of How the District has handled its finances. We have some infrastructure issues that we need to address Jessica Morrison said. And for that reason if theress a deficit one year it does not 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. School Board candidates debate District 15 finances election 2015 see finances on Page 4 by Bob Susnjara education Industry experience abounds on the Gurnee elementary District 56 school Board. Of the seven elected positions five seats Are filled with Mem Bers who Are retired from school districts or employed in pub Lic 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 James Blockinger said the Community can Benefit from Educa tors in the elected positions 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 those without his experience. I personally would want educators on my school Board if i were not on it said Block Inger a hons in the Middle of a four year term. District 56 stood out As an extreme exam ple in an examination of who has education Industry ties on sub Urban school boards. The examination found there Are 67 Board members in 44 sub Urban school districts who Are teachers school administrators or have worked in the education Field according to data culled from Campaign information submit Ted to the daily her Ald 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 44s school Board includes a for Mer assistant principal a substitute teacher and a school psychologist. In the midst of a Zzz Induc ing language like travel demand models in a Wonky 27-Page report on extending route 53 into Lake county is an idea guaranteed to Wake you up. Indexing and congestion pricing of tolls Are strategies recommended for the pro posed route 53 Extension As a Pilot for eventual implementation along the entire tollway system it states. Wait minute. If calculating tolls based on the consumer Price Index works on the future route 53 Extension could we see Index ing carried Over to existing toll roads and what does Illinois tollway leadership think of that recommendation by Lake county officials i think were always open to Pilot projects chairman Paul Wolff said. Were 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 Happy to have a Pilot always on things that make sense. Wolff added the Board obviously a snot acted on this yet. The idea of indexing toll rates is among several game changers recommended by finance committee members on an Illinois tollway route 53 advisory group seeking to toll hikes based on inflation Marni Pyke the suburbs in transit s t e v e Lundy / five of seven Gurnee elementary District 56 Board members have some Type of connection to the Edu cation Industry. From schools to school boards election 2015 thatus one idea from it. 53 report exploring the pluses and minuses of electing educators is distracted driving really a big Deal what Laws do differ ent 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 disconnect from deadly distractions. The event is at 9 . Tuesday. To learn More go to . Asp. Distracted driving 411 by Nick Swedberg associated press Springfield stressed by pension debt other Finan Cial issues and the possibility losing a chunk of their state Aid some Illinois cities want the option to file for bankruptcy. They ave found an ally in a suburban Republican lawmaker who has proposed legislation to allow municipalities to follow in the footsteps of Detroit and other Cit ies in restructuring debt and paying Back creditors. Opponents however say there Are less drastic intermediate Steps than the danger Ous path of bankruptcy. One thing is Clear Rockford mayor Larry Morrissey told senators earlier this month if history has proved anything in this state delay deferral and denial Are not solutions. 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 dont 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 fed eral Grove Republican says its a measure of last resort especially with gov. Bruce Rau nerds proposal in next years budget to Cut in half the local governments share of state income taxes by 50 percent. Its just giving time and space to do things right 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 Lau rence 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. Bankruptcy is a very dangerous place for us to be heading Msall said. Bill would allow towns to file for bankruptcy Ron Sandack suburban legislators offer plan to help distressed municipalities see transit on Page 9 see bankruptcy on Page 9 the following Are 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. Industry insiders 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 i personally would want educators on my school Board if i were not on it. James Blockinger dist. 56 Board president see electing on Page 9 table set for saturday 7-seed Michigan state beats Louisville joins fellow big ten team Wisconsin in final four 1-seed Duke pulls away from Gonzaga reaches final four for the 16th time in school history full Mcaa tournament coverage in sports a s soc i a t de pre s s Michigan states Denzel Valentine celebrates sunday after beating Louisville 76-70 in of. A s soc i a t de pre s s head coach Mike Krzyzewski and his Duke Blue devils will return to the final four. Weather a brighter Day High of 56. See the Back of business. Index comics Sec. 5 editorials 1-8 health & fitness 6-1 help wanted 4-1 Horoscope Sec. 5 lottery 1-10 movies Sec 6 obituaries monday Biz puzzles Sec 5 to Days believe project recipient read More on Page 3 $100 for person who cares for ill family members homeless Back to the future Imrem what is Depaul hoping to do by hiring Leitao again sports sore but soaring our contestants see Good changes health & fitness in to Days neighbor Section District 214 is 100 years old. How it got Here is a remarkable Story. Its a tale with thousands of individual pieces that make up the whole pieces that we explore in today neighbor. 100 years 100 stories

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