More Reasons to Homeschool – packed lunches banned

Another headline doesn’t match the article about a Chicago school which bans packed lunch unless the student has a medical excuse for dietary restriction.   Religious dietary restrictions  are not mentioned, so it’s interesting to think of what Muslim kids would do with the pork weenies.  Is fish being served on Fridays?  Likely the Chicago Tribune reporter did not have enough social background to formulate such questions and address them in the article.

School’s food is the only option for some kids –

Principal, Elsa Carmona has a mission to “protect students from their own unhealthful food choices”.  The policy is said to have been in formulated six years ago, but has only become newsworthy today.   Perhaps it was noticed that government picks up the tab for much of the food served at the school.   The article notes that most of the food taken by the students is being thrown away.



Mayor Daley Nephew, R.J. Vanecko qualifies for political office

In Chicago….

Homicide case involving Daley nephew closed without charges – Chicago Sun-Times.

Richard J Vanecko is accused of punching out a much smaller guy, David Koschman, in 2004.  Koschman died 11 days later in a hospital.

The police investigation of the killing was identified as “CLEARED, CLOSED/EXCEPTIONALLY”

Ald.  Howard Brookins and Ald. Freddrenna Lyle are interested in further investigation of police handling of this matter.

Pharmer says……. par for the course in Chicago, and it just adds to the resume of a person interested in  political life.


Clout St: Emanuel asks Illinois Supreme Court for emergency stay.

An appellate court actually booted Rahm Emanuel off of the ballot of the Chicago mayoral race!

He doesn’t meet the residency requirements, and a couple of judges in Illinois actually upheld the law:  Justice Thomas E. Hoffman and Justice Shelvin Louise Marie Hall.

(Will they receive dead Asian carp delivered by mail?  Inquiring minds want to know.)

With the ballots about to be printed,  Rahm has appealed to the Illinois Supreme Court to allow him to be included.

Dart Not Running For Mayor « CBS Chicago – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Chicago

Dart Not Running For Mayor « CBS Chicago – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Chicago.

Remember Pharmer told you that Rahm Emmanuel was to be APPOINTED mayor of Chicago.   Yes,  APPOINTED mayor.

And even residency requirements did not get in the way.

Tom Dart, the TOP candidate,  against Emanuel has gotten the dead fish, and has suddenly dropped out of the race.

Nothing is to stand in the way of  this mayoral appointment in Chicago.

the BEST of Chicago?

2 Investigators: School System Ignored Safety Concerns « CBS Chicago – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Chicago.

Check the amazing name of this link, then gag on the story of Scammon ELEMENTARY school.

Students report that this school is a debacle,  and that efforts to transfer students out of this unsafe environment have been impeded by Chicago Public School officials.

Quoting from the above article:

Since 2008-2009 school year, Edwina Meyer has been trying to get a transfer out of Scammon Elementary School, 4201 W. Henderson St. She says she feels unsafe.

“It’s terrible,” Meyer says. “It’s like so much happened in that classroom.”

She says she has witnessed multiple X-rated acts while in class.

Meyer was reportedly not alone in witnessing this behavior. Laura Flores says her daughter also witnessed the sex acts.

“My daughter was psychologically damaged by it, in the way she had nightmares, she fretted about going to school,” Flores said. “She was afraid.”

Could Residency Requirement Interfere with Rahm Emanuel’s Appointment as Chicago Mayor?

Experts say Rahm Emanuel not a legal resident of city :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Election 2010.

Apparently the fact that Rahm Emmanuel has been in Washington DC, and that his renter won’t allow him to break lease, means there may be trouble with his appointment as Mayor of Chicago.

It is very likely that the Cook County Court will endorse Emmanuel as it is considered important that a prospective Democrat Mayoral  appointee “wants” to live in Chicago.