Community Profile: Palos Park Real Es...

Community Profile: Palos Park Real Estate

There are 20 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 4, 2008, titled Community Profile: Palos Park Real Estate. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

For 11-year-old Warren Wudtke, it doesn't get much better than hanging out near the creek by his home, catching tree frogs and then letting them go.

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Ella

Melrose Park, IL

#1 Dec 5, 2008
Funny how they don't comment about the high school that serves the majority of the area. Stagg High School is the reason why I would never live in Palos Park.
lib trib

Naperville, IL

#2 Dec 5, 2008
Ella wrote:
Funny how they don't comment about the high school that serves the majority of the area. Stagg High School is the reason why I would never live in Palos Park.
ditto !!
Franklin High School

Agoura Hills, CA

#3 Dec 5, 2008
The only reason why my parents stayed in Palos Park was because of Benjamin Franklin High School. I would have gone off to boarding school if I had to go to Stagg. All my friends hated that school and is the but of jokes by many in district 230. I loved Palos though over all. 22 great years living there.
aeb

Chicago, IL

#4 Dec 6, 2008
The online community profile of Palos Park contains a list of related links.

The link labeled "Palos Park map and attractions" leads to a page for Wheaton, not to the Palos Park data that I expected.

The article itself was a pleasure to read. I wanted to share the link with east coast friends who would be interested. Can't send them links that don't connect!
iheatpp

Midlothian, IL

#6 Dec 10, 2008
Franklin High School wrote:
The only reason why my parents stayed in Palos Park was because of Benjamin Franklin High School. I would have gone off to boarding school if I had to go to Stagg. All my friends hated that school and is the but of jokes by many in district 230. I loved Palos though over all. 22 great years living there.
Depends on where you live in palos, if its corporated or not. Not its not you get to pick stagg or sandburg otherwise, its off to stagg you go....
erikab922

UK

#7 Dec 10, 2008
I grew up in unincorporated Palos Park and was able to walk to Sandburg when I was in high school, practically a straight shot down 131st St. Just after I graduated the boundary lines changed and I would have had to go to Stagg, which was ridiculous since we were SO close to Sandburg. If I moved back to the area now, no way would I move back to Palos Park. That boundary change was ridiculous.
Stagg Grad

Akron, OH

#8 Dec 10, 2008
What a stuck up thing to say! Stagg is a fine academic institution and I am proud to have gone there. They were even awarded for their excellence just before I attended. I am glad that you people are far enough away. Keep teaching your kids in Hinsdale & Schaumburg they are better. No wonder UofI won't take them all.
mbmom

Lemont, IL

#9 Dec 10, 2008
I don't know who is responsible, but thank goodness someone had the foresight to establish the forest preserves. It is obviously a huge part of what makes the Palos area so scenic. Can you imagine if all of that land had been developed?
Okay

United States

#10 Dec 10, 2008
Ya except for the fact that it's over run with gang bangers.

"have a good day at school kids try not to get stabbed today" Its a bunch of trash
Stagg Grad wrote:
What a stuck up thing to say! Stagg is a fine academic institution and I am proud to have gone there. They were even awarded for their excellence just before I attended. I am glad that you people are far enough away. Keep teaching your kids in Hinsdale & Schaumburg they are better. No wonder UofI won't take them all.
noneoftheabove

United States

#11 Dec 10, 2008
The largest cocaine rings in the city were being run out of Marist High School.

I have kids that gratuated from Stagg, one still goes there and two more will be going to Stagg and they thought it was fine, there are kids from all walks of life - which includes riff raff and scum - but that can be found at any school. I went to a chicago public school and Stagg is light years ahead of them. There are problems at Sandburg also. Palos also has some of the best grammar schools in the state.
I have to laugh at the person from hinsdale - they have so many drug problems with the little rich kids - they have no business complaining about any other school.
noneoftheabove

United States

#12 Dec 10, 2008
Okay wrote:
Ya except for the fact that it's over run with gang bangers.
"have a good day at school kids try not to get stabbed today" Its a bunch of trash
<quoted text>
What about the kids at the private schools " have a good day, try not to get boned in the rump today!
Chicago school kids are routinely murdered. What's your problem - did your kids team get beat by Stagg - hold grudges much?
Linda

Orland Park, IL

#13 Dec 10, 2008
I wonder where you people get your info. I have had 2 children graduate from Stagg. Both received scholarships for academics and athletics. My oldest daughter got a 31 on her ACT and my son a 27. Neither were even in the top 10% if their class. Stagg has many excellent teachers and staff. I know many who have the choice to send their kids to either Stagg or Sandburg and guess what the majority of them chose Stagg. Those of you who spoke poorly about Stagg owe an apology to the Stagg community. I could have easily sent my children to private schools but after seeing the fine education they received at Stagg I am glad I saved $50,000. My next 3 children will graduate from Stagg and again I will be proud of the education they received.
Franklin High School

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Jan 9, 2009
Jen wrote:
Ben Franklin High School? Is that place still around? What a bizarre high school. I lived in Palos Park and went to Sandburg.
No the during my junior or senior year the school board got voted out and the new board which was hostel to Franklin shut it down a year after I graduated. It was a great school. It was perfect for me. Small classes and extremely high standards help in getting into Cornell and later grad school. I have fond memories of the place and the lessons that I learned there I still use today.
Franklin High School

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Jan 12, 2009
Linda wrote:
I wonder where you people get your info. I have had 2 children graduate from Stagg. Both received scholarships for academics and athletics. My oldest daughter got a 31 on her ACT and my son a 27. Neither were even in the top 10% if their class. Stagg has many excellent teachers and staff. I know many who have the choice to send their kids to either Stagg or Sandburg and guess what the majority of them chose Stagg. Those of you who spoke poorly about Stagg owe an apology to the Stagg community. I could have easily sent my children to private schools but after seeing the fine education they received at Stagg I am glad I saved $50,000. My next 3 children will graduate from Stagg and again I will be proud of the education they received.
Good for you, yet when there are two fights and a stabbing at Stagg while the Student Council Convention is going on then I take issue. Also Franklin had a higher Act score, if I remember right, than the other three school and a greater percentage of students went on instead of working than.

You should be proud for the education. As I am from mine.
noneoftheabove

United States

#17 Jan 13, 2009
Franklin High School wrote:
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Good for you, yet when there are two fights and a stabbing at Stagg while the Student Council Convention is going on then I take issue. Also Franklin had a higher Act score, if I remember right, than the other three school and a greater percentage of students went on instead of working than.
You should be proud for the education. As I am from mine.
What was the racial breakdown at Franklin? Just out of curiosity, but I'll bet it was lilly white and there weren't a lot of apartments or low income houseing out that way either.
I'd send my kids to Stagg before I'd send them to any private school run by pedophile priests.
Fights happen - I guess you could say that it's a perfect example that integration just doesn't work.
All of above maybe not

Los Angeles, CA

#18 Jan 23, 2009
noneoftheabove wrote:
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What was the racial breakdown at Franklin? Just out of curiosity, but I'll bet it was lilly white and there weren't a lot of apartments or low income houseing out that way either.
I'd send my kids to Stagg before I'd send them to any private school run by pedophile priests.
Fights happen - I guess you could say that it's a perfect example that integration just doesn't work.
Quick question are you a Tubes fan? If you don't know who they are I won't be surprised, they were an obscure 80's band. Just thought I'd ask. Anyways I digress, a friend of mine sent me an e-mail telling me about this talking about Palos. For what is was worth, Palos was great for me. I'd walk to friends houses or bike to the Plush Horse. I have no doubt that there are better places to live and I admit as much. Now living in Portland, OR, is a better place for my kids than Palos was. Just wanted to throw in my two cents. Though I wish I was in Portland so my location would be correct, here in LA on business.

I don't know who this Franklin person is, but most likely I went to school with him or her. I can't say I'm as defensive as that person, but I make no apologies for pride in my school. In response you your inquire the school was mostly white, though there was a large percentage of students of Indian along with Filipino decent. I would stress that the school was open to anyone and information packets were sent to every parent whose child was going to be a freshman in 1993. Every parent and child had the choice. What turned many parents and kids off was the fact that a student had to maintain an A or B average. That's what kept many of my friends from going. My friends went to Shepard, Stagg and Sandburg where they could get by with a C or B average.

I agree with you about sending kids to a religious school, though warehousing of students which is what the three other school are doing turned me and my parents off. I'd rather be a name than a number. I had a scholarship to Philips Academy, which is non-denominational. I didn't go because I had the choice to go to a school that went with my exceptions of what I should be learning. To also be fair I do defend District 230 when people bash that district. Though I did not hold Stagg in high regard, by default it is now my high school, since, Franklin no longer exists, and I do stand up for it. Hope that sheds some light on the matter.
OrvilleFaubus

Chicago, IL

#19 Jan 23, 2009
Of course integration is not going to work.
Races are not supposed to be mixed up like a certain president who is conflicted racially.
noneoftheabove wrote:
<quoted text>
What was the racial breakdown at Franklin? Just out of curiosity, but I'll bet it was lilly white and there weren't a lot of apartments or low income houseing out that way either.
I'd send my kids to Stagg before I'd send them to any private school run by pedophile priests.
Fights happen - I guess you could say that it's a perfect example that integration just doesn't work.
Sutherland

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Jan 23, 2009
OrvilleFaubus wrote:
Of course integration is not going to work.
Races are not supposed to be mixed up like a certain president who is conflicted racially.
<quoted text>
That is a racist statement if I ever head one. I guess you think Plessy was correct and Brown was a mistake. Integration does work when done correctly. Yet forced busing and no basic education on tolerance is a recipe for failure. Just looking at how to integrate is only the first step. I've only found a few schools that have done integration correctly.
moreofthesame

Alsip, IL

#21 Feb 14, 2009
Sutherland wrote:
<quoted text>
That is a racist statement if I ever head one. I guess you think Plessy was correct and Brown was a mistake. Integration does work when done correctly. Yet forced busing and no basic education on tolerance is a recipe for failure. Just looking at how to integrate is only the first step. I've only found a few schools that have done integration correctly.
what you found were exceptions to the fact that integration does not work. Maybe in the future it might have a better chance - but not while preferential treatment is given to others just for stuff that happened 150 years ago.
And until other races blend into society, instead of segregating themselve. But that doesn't work, which is why we have China Town, Greek Town, Little Italy etc... People have a comfort level being around other like themselves and that's just the way it is.
Ronald Buphantino

East Lansing, MI

#22 Oct 15, 2009
I went to Franklin at one point, or the New Leaning Center. The school was a dump and a waste of tax money. An experimental school that follows the unproven educational theories of some crack pot with a doctorate is an unacceptable use of tax dollars. My favorite part was they actually put people in 'time out' there. If you did something atrocious you had at home time out. The whole thing was a surreal experience, especially the alleged principal and her lunatic secretary.

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