Pritzker Sits out Primary Battle
Congressman Dan Lipinski has been this area’s representative since 2005, when his father retired and bestowed the seat upon him without competition from a primary. Those were the good old days because Lipinski now finds himself in another primary with another attack from the left wing of the party. Once again, Marie Newman, who came within an eyelash of a big upset, is challenging Lipinski. Once again, she has the pro-choice crowd deeply committed to her against Lipinski, who is one of the few Democrats left that is Pro-Life. According to Politico, Lipinski will not be receiving Governor Pritzker’s endorsement. Pritzker says he’s not going to weigh in on Lipinski’s 3rd Congressional District race. “It’s a federal office, and I’m focused on having a state government that’s working.” Of course, Lipinski didn’t have Pritzker last time and he would argue that all politics are local, where he remains strong.
OLCHS Sticks to Schedule for Proving District Residency
The deadline for proving district residency for the 2019-2020 school year was Friday, May 31, 2019. Every family who proved residency by Friday, May 31, 2019 has now completed the first step in receiving the free iPad insurance incentive ($50 value). Families who have not proved residency must bring their documents to office 126 as soon as possible. Families are required to prove residency each year in order to attend Oak Lawn Community High School.
The second and third steps to complete the residency/registration process will continue beginning July 8. Step 2 is paying school fees or applying for a fee waiver or payment plan. Step 3 is verifying family’s Skyward information. These steps need to be completed by July 25. Families who proved residency by May 31, 2019 and will complete steps 2 and 3 by July 25, 2019 will receive the free iPad insurance ($50 value).
Oak Lawn Product Now Sits on MVCC Board
Beth McElroy Kirkwood, who was raised in Oak Lawn and now resides in Orland Park, was elected in April to serve a six-year term on the Moraine Valley Community College Board of Trustees. The college’s excellent standing in the community is one of the reasons she decided to run for one of three open seats on the board. She was recently sworn in as a new board member.
“Moraine Valley has a reputation of excellence in education,” she said. “The college has achieved so much, and I applaud the previous board members who were part of the college’s growth. They’ve done an outstanding job, and I’m happy to be able to oversee the continued growth.”