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41st Ward Candidates Quizzed on Jet Noise, School Overcrowding

Jan 27, 2015 • DNAinfo
Ald. Mary O'Connor, who is seeking a second term, Chicago firefighter Anthony Napolitano and business owner Joe Lomanto took turns answering questions at the forum hosted by the Oriole Park Community Club at Oriole Park Elementary School, 5424 N. Oketo ... More

Retired City Worker Running for Alderman Vows to Build New High School

Jan 20, 2015 • DNAinfo
Taft High School in Norwood Park remains the largest and most crowded public high school in Chicago, with 3,233 students studying in a building meant for 2,184 pupils, according to data released by Chicago Public Schools officials. Steinmetz has 1,628 ... More

Kenneth Carl Fischer

Jan 21, 2015 • Casper Star-Tribune Online
He was born November 30, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Otto George Fischer and Margaret Alice (Olsen) Fischer. Ken attended Farnsworth Elementary School and Taft High School in Chicago and then the University of Illinois before serving his ... More

Missing 14-year-old NW Side boy found

Jan 22, 2015 • Chicago Sun-Times
Isiah Ochoa / photo from Chicago Police. Isiah Ochoa was last seen leaving his home in the 5700 block of North Meade at 3:30 p.m. after arguing with his mother over not attending classes at Taft High School, according to a missing person alert from ... More

Consider the Bartender

Jan 19, 2015 • Chicagomag.com
“It's like the people running this station think Chicago can't handle Jeopardy! Which is simply and utterly . . . that's just ... Born and raised in Chicago, Magill graduated from Taft High School in Norwood Park and attended what's now North Park ... More

FLASH FRIDAY: GREASE Is The Word! A Hip History Of The Huge Stage ...

Jan 23, 2015 • Broadway World
Nevertheless, the trajectory of GREASE from inception to Broadway bow was anything but usual - quite the opposite, as a matter of fact. Based on Jacobs's own experiences at William Howard Taft High School in Chicago, GREASE explored the early-1950s ... More

Military briefs

Jan 17, 2015 • nwitimes.com
Army Pvt. Ashton C. Barber has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare ... More

Taft High School's New Principal Is Mark Grishaber

Jun 13, 2014 • DNAinfo
NORWOOD PARK — The Taft High School Local School Council unanimously picked Mark Grishaber, an assistant principal at Whitney Young High School, to lead Taft High School for the next four years. Grishaber, who lives seven blocks from Taft, rushed ... More

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