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Thornton Township High School District 205

Judge: D.205 board replacement improperly chosen

CHICAGO | Cook County Judge Moshe Jacobius has said for months he thinks the students of Thornton Township High School District 205 suffer because the School Board has a vacancy, leaving the board in a partisan split that keeps school business from being accomplished.

April 01, 2014 3:15 pm

Judge may decide fate of D205 school board next week

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge scheduled a hearing next week over a disputed appointment to the Thornton Township High School District 205 Board of Education, and said he may rule on the case at that time.

March 24, 2014 2:25 pm

Judge wants to meet with D.205 board, while attorney says Williams may return

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge said Friday he wants to try again to meet with the six current members of the Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board to see if they can fill a vacancy without his intervention.

March 14, 2014 4:22 pm

Judge: D.205 board should fill vacancy or he'll rule

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge said Friday he wants to meet with the six members of the Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board on March 12 to see if they can come to a consensus on filling a board vacancy.

February 28, 2014 2:56 pm

Absent D.205 board members: We tried to prevent approval of 'crooked' contracts

SOUTH HOLLAND | The three District 205 School Board members who oppose former Board President Kenneth Williams said Thursday their refusal to participate in Wednesday's meeting was to prevent approval of contracts they consider to be improper.

February 13, 2014 1:48 pm

Southland youth give back to their communities

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Everybody can be great because anybody can serve ... you only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” Dr. King was right. Anybody can serve, and this is exactly what our South Holland students are doing for their community.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am

Thornton D.205’s partisan politics starting to impact high schools financially

SOUTH HOLLAND | Bernadette Lawrence, a longtime member of the School Board for Thornton Township High School District 205, made an appeal this week to the various attorneys involved in the legal battle now pending to fill a vacancy on the board.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am

Judge: Hold special election for vacant D.205 seat

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge on Tuesday suggested a special election to fill a vacancy on the Thornton Township High School District 205 board only to have the idea rejected by all sides in the ongoing legal dispute.

February 04, 2014 4:55 pm

Restraining order filed against new D.205 board member

SOUTH HOLLAND | A Cook County judge will hear arguments Tuesday whether a new member of the Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board should be allowed to take office.

January 30, 2014 3:57 pm
Blacks should honor King by making the most of their lives, pastor says

Blacks should honor King by making the most of their lives, pastor says

SOUTH HOLLAND | A south suburban pastor on Monday told the audience at an event honoring slain civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. the best way blacks can pay tribute to King is by making the most of their lives.

January 20, 2014 8:10 pm Photos

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New D.205 board member sworn in

MARKHAM | A Cook County judge performed a swearing-in ceremony Monday for a man chosen to serve on the Thornton Township High School District 205 board by state education officials.

January 13, 2014 8:04 pm

Superintendent fills D.205 vacancy, but opponents prevent his swearing-in

HARVEY | Regional school superintendent officials have filled a vacancy on the School Board for Thornton Township High School District 205, but the board on Wednesday was unable to swear in the new board member.

January 08, 2014 2:00 pm

Thornton D.205 waiting to be told who new board member will be

SOUTH HOLLAND | Officials with Thornton Township High School District 205 are awaiting word from the regional school superintendent’s office as to who will be picked to fill a vacancy on the School Board.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am

Evenly split votes means little gets done at D.205

SOUTH HOLLAND | The School Board for Thornton Township High School District 205 is stuck in a rut — unable to do much of anything since School Board President Kenneth Williams left.

December 17, 2013 12:00 am

State education officials want to have new D205 board member by Friday

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The regional school superintendent for south suburban Cook County hopes to fill a vacancy on the Thornton Township High School District 205 board by the end of next week.

December 13, 2013 6:55 pm

D.205 School Board had to be pressured to approve tax levy

DOLTON | For about 20 minutes Wednesday night, the three high schools of Thornton Township District 205 were facing a financial hole of just under $64 million.

December 11, 2013 11:00 pm

State education officials will have to pick new D.205 school board member

DOLTON | Because officials from Thornton Township High School District 205 were unable to fill a vacancy on the School Board within a 45-day time period, the task will now fall to state education officials.

December 11, 2013 10:30 pm
Harvey parents take pledge to support education

Harvey parents take pledge to support education

HARVEY | Early on Nov. 2, more than 100 parents, guardians, caring community members and District 205 board members and administrators filed into the auditorium at Thornton Township High School for the first  Parent Pledge ceremony.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am

Police remove D.205 board member's wife from meeting in handcuffs

DOLTON | With Kenneth Williams removed from the Thornton Township High School District 205 board, it appeared incapable of performing much of its anticipated business.

November 13, 2013 9:08 pm

Activists back D.205 board president Williams

CHICAGO | A group of African-American pastors and activists are supporting recently removed Thornton Township High School District 205 School Board President Kenneth Williams in their political fight against Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

November 11, 2013 3:45 pm
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