The Chicago City Council last week voted to regulate how e-cigarettes are used, bought and sold in the city. The new rules include banning e-cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited and moving them behind store counters. Sales to minors are also prohibited.
Percy Julian Middle School hosts a legislative forum Wednesday Oct. 9, featuring state representatives LaShawn Ford and Camille Lilly, and state senators Don Harmon and Kimberly Lightford. The event is scheduled for 7:30-9 p.m. at Julian, 416 S. Ridgeland. The forum is sponsored by Oak Park elementary school District 97.
During Tuesday's D97 board meeting and the public comments section, several parents spoke, upset about the hot classes at the elementary schools. One parent quoted Bob Spatz, the board's president, talking about the central office building in one of my old stories.
District 97 is feeling the heat from a few Oak Park parents upset about their kids sitting in what they describe as boiling hot classrooms in the last few days. Today's (Sept. 10) heat topped nearly 100 degrees.
In a recent talk withOak Parkand River Forest High School Principal Nate Rouse about security matters at the campus, he explained the portal-to-portal, or nexus, concept schools utilize—that is, what a student does from the time he or she lives home to the school and back.