Brent Bachus

Meet the Candidates: Brent Bachus, H-F Park District (free)

Age: 53Education: Master’s in Education, Illinois State University.Job/role: Retired.Family: Wife Maggie and two daughters.Other elected positions: Serving on the Park Board of Commissioners since 2016.Issues:Reopening the HF Ice Arena; invest in aging infrastructure, including revitalizing the Racquet & Fitness Club; run effective transition for incoming HFPD executive director. Goals:Addressing the issues outlined above, as well[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Michael Rouse II, D161 (free)

Age: 55Education: B.S. Mathematics, Purdue University; M.S. Secondary Mathematics Education, Quincy University.Job/role: Thornton Township District 205 mathematics instructorFamily: Married with 4 children.Other elected positions: NoneIssues: Ensuring that all decisions are made by first focusing on the impact on student learning and how those decisions support our teachers ability to provide[Read More…]

The Weeks | March 19: Election news, NAACP meeting video, Walmart questions, Homewood superintendent announces retirement date, more

THE WEEK > Early voting for the April 4 consolidated election is open March 20 through April 3. Locations can be found at the Cook County Clerk’s election website. Sites in the H-F vicinity include: Meet the CandidatesThe county clerk’s resources can help voters figure out how to vote. The Chronicle’s Meet the[Read More…]

Letter: Area officials urge nonsupport for the referendum to incorporate a 708 board tax in Thornton Township (free content)

We, as south suburban communities in Thornton Township, are writing in response to the referendum question that is being proposed for the April 4 ballot regarding additional property taxes for mental health facilities and services.  We are united in understanding the good intent behind the referendum because we all deeply[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: David Linnear, D161 (free content)

Age: 65Education: M.S., University of ArkansasJob/role: U.S. EPA / Engineer (Project Manager)Family: Married with 4 children.Other elected positions: Completing first term on District 161 board.Issues: As a current board member, I am acutely aware that the district is facing big decisions ahead regarding budget, long range/strategic planning, facility needs and improving climate and culture. Flossmoor shall[Read More…]

Obituary: Paul J. Milord

Paul J. Milord, 90, loving husband of the late Maureen Milord (née McCambridge); proud father of Catherine Milord (Art Schueneman), Carol Turner, Kevin (Lisa), Amy Harrell (Kevin), Philip (Donna), Donna Somerville (Luke), Paul (Betsey/late Patti), Jackie Raimo (Jeff); beloved grandpa to Noel, Kelly (Flower), Matt, Henry (Kala), Sophie, Emily, Christopher[Read More…]

Meet the Candidates: Theartris Childress III, D161 (free content)

Age: 46 Education: B.S. Biology, Xavier University of Louisiana; M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, Xavier University of Louisiana; Ed.D. Educational Leadership, National Louis University.Job/role: Executive director, Transformations Advisory Group.Family: Wife, Tanika Childress, and three children.Other elected positions: N/A Issues:School boards are faced with the difficult task of deciding how to allocate limited resources to provide a[Read More…]

Obituary: Michael ‘Mike’ Hitchcock | Feb. 22, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael “Mike” Hitchcock, who died at home surrounded by family on Feb. 22, 2023, at the age of 64.  Mike was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Mike is survived by Christina Hitchcock (nee Henley), wife of 42 years;[Read More…]

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