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Taft drummers march to beat of beginnings, an ending at Memorial Day Parade

May 23, 2015 • Chicago Tribune
The eager Taft High School drummers were pounding away. This was their first ... "I have them as freshmen, and four years later, they're young adults," said Fry, a Chicago native who spent 24 years as a hospital corpsman with the Navy before coming to ... More

Proposal to Extend Dunning TIF, and Ease Overcrowding at Taft, Advances

May 13, 2015 • DNAinfo
A new high school — which has been a proposal without plans for years — would relieve the space crunch at Taft High School, which is the most crowded public high school in Chicago. The TIF district, which was established in 1991, is on the grounds of ... More

Man killed in Des Plaines wreck

May 5, 2015 • Chicago Tribune
Conditions on the survivors were not available. The cause of the crash was not known yet, Kushner said. Grief counselors were made available at Taft High School in Chicago, because Polder was a recent graduate, said Kushner. “It's just a tragic ... More

Hard to Find Parks, Schools Some Speed Cameras Are Supposed to Protect

May 8, 2015 • DNAinfo
Another camera, although close to a Chicago Park District protected bike path, is separated from a park by the Chicago Skyway and even more railroad tracks. The ordinance authorizing Chicago's 147 speed cameras only stipulates that they be placed ... More

Gathering In Remembrance Of Former Taft Alumni President

May 7, 2015 • Journal & Topics Newspapers Online
The Taft High School Alumni Association will host a memorial gathering for its late president, Kay Carlson Kuciak, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 9, at the Edison Park United Methodist Church, 6740 N. Oliphant Ave., Chicago. Mrs. Kuciak was a ... 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 ... Grishsaber said he would work to raise ... More

Taft Principal Names High School Leadership Team

Jul 30, 2014 • DNAinfo
Only one of the three assistant principals from last year, Eric Flores, is returning to Taft High School, making him the only administrator with experience at the Norwood Park high school, the most overcrowded in the city. Taft had three assistant ... More

Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School

Mar 7, 2014 • Chicago Tribune
Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School. March 07, 2014|By Mitch Smith | Tribune reporter. Rail workers stop traffic to allow a train to pass after a pedestrian was struck and killed by an earlier train. (Anthony Souffle, Chicago Tribune). More

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