Posts Tagged ‘ illinois ’

Obama Looks to Lessons From Chicago in His National Education Plan

Sep 10th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Election 2008

Were he to become president, Senator Obama would retain the emphasis on the high standards and accountability of President Bush’s education law, No Child Left Behind. But he would rewrite the federal law to offer more help to high-need schools, especially by training thousands of new teachers to serve in them, his campaign said. He would also expand early childhood education, which he believes gets more bang for the buck than remedial classes for older students.

Forgoing Subsidy, Obama Team Presses Donors

Sep 9th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Election 2008

The signs of concern in the Democratic Party have become evident in recent weeks as early fund-raising totals have suggested that Senator Barack Obama’s decision to bypass public financing may not necessarily afford him the commanding financing advantage over Senator John McCain that many had originally predicted.

Elgin car wash sign: Lewd or just lingo?

Aug 7th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Offbeat

An Elgin car wash owner has landed in hot water over a message on her sidewalk marquee that said they do the “Best Hand Job in Town”.