Park District Adjusts Programming Amid Coronavirus Mitigations

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — With Tier 3 mitigations in the state set to go into effect Friday, the Arlington Heights Park District announced a number of changes and closures within operations and programming. The situation is fluid and can change at anytime. If and when there are changes, the Park District said in a press release it will provide updates.

  • Golf Operations: Arlington Lakes Golf Club and Nickol Knoll Golf Club –Arlington Lakes Golf Club is open weather permitting. Nickol Knoll is closed weekdays and will open up on weekends weather permitting. Please check the website for updates www.ahpd.org/golf/. Golfers are encouraged to book tee time reservations online and view safety guidelines.
  • Sunset Meadows Driving Range – The driving range is closed for the season.
  • Facilities and Historical Museum – Community Centers and the Historical Museum are currently on an adaptive pause and will be reevaluated as mitigation guidelines
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How and why a Texas school district became SpaceX’s Starlink lab

  • SpaceX has rocketed nearly 900 internet-beaming Starlink satellites into orbit in hopes of beginning the internet service sometime in 2021.
  • To test Starlink, SpaceX kicked off a public beta in October and is recruiting users.
  • As part of the beta, SpaceX agreed to serve up to 135 families in western Texas through an agreement with the Ector County Independent School District.
  • Scott Muri, the district’s superintendent, says he pursued the deal because dozens of student families have “zero internet” and no conventional way to get it.
  • Business Insider obtained an agreement between SpaceX and ECISD for Starlink service, which includes pricing, terms of service, and more.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

When it rolled out a big test of its Starlink satellite-internet project this summer, SpaceX decided to make Ector County Independent School District, a rural education system in western Texas, a vital experiment.

Superintendent Scott Muri had

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Indore district administration continues demolition drive against ‘Computer Baba’s’ encroachments

Visual of authorities demolishing encroachments in Super Corridor area of Indore. (Photo/ANI)
Visual of authorities demolishing encroachments in Super Corridor area of Indore. (Photo/ANI)

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], November 9 (ANI): District administration on Monday continued its demolition drive against illegal constructions belonging to former state minister Namdev Tyagi, alias “Computer Baba” in Indore.

The Indore district administration demolished encroachments in Super Corridor area.

“Today encroachments were removed from Super Corridor on IDA’s 20,000 sq feet land worth Rs 5 crores approx. We have found few registries in Computer Baba’s name, proving his direct involvement in land transactions,” said Indore ADM A D Sharma on demolition drive against Computer Baba.

Apart from this, the action was also taken to remove his illegal possession from Ambikapuri temple, said Sharma.

“The district administration is also looking into some bank accounts and documents of other assets of Computer Baba, which is being investigated,” he added.

Tyagi, alias “Computer Baba”, and six of his followers were

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Programming error cause of delay in Ogle Co. results for 90th Representative District

OGLE COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) – On Nov. 3, 2020, after the polls closed, the Ogle County Clerk’s Office was contacted by an Election Judge who noticed the vote counts  related to the 90th District Representative race appeared to be unusual.



An election worker prepares "I Voted" stickers at a polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Ballwin, Mo.


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An election worker prepares “I Voted” stickers at a polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Ballwin, Mo.

Ogle County Clerk Laura Cook notified the Democratic and Republican Party Chairpersons who were present at the Ogle County Courthouse that evening and  informed them that a potential problem with vote tabulation had been reported in regards to the 90th District Representative race, according to Cook.

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“Since this issue was reported, the county clerk’s office has conducted and discovered that a programming error shifted the oval positions for the candidates in the 90th District Representative race,” Cook said. “The programming error was limited to

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SpaceX’s Starlink will provide free satellite internet to families in Texas school district

To help close the digital divide, SpaceX will offer satellite internet to the education sector. 



a train on a track with smoke coming out of it: SpaceX's Starlink will provide free satellite internet to families in Texas school district


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SpaceX’s Starlink will provide free satellite internet to families in Texas school district

The company’s Starlink satellite internet service is partnering with a school district in Texas to supply free broadband to dozens of families living in the surrounding rural area, starting in early 2021. It’s the first time SpaceX has worked with a school district to harness Starlink, according to the Ector County Independent School District, which announced the partnership on Tuesday. 

The school district plans on first supplying the high-speed internet to 45 families who live in rural Pleasant Farms, before expanding it to 90 families. According to local media outlet Odessa America, the project will cost $300,000, with half of the funds coming from education advocacy group Chiefs for Change.

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“Our research clearly indicates the lack

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Broadband internet access concerns persist in NY-27 District

The 27th Congressional District that is a vast, mostly rural, area with the occasional small city that is home to over 712,000 people.

U.S. Rep. Chris Jacobs addresses broadband access in New York’s 27th Congressional District

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While the New York State Broadband office says 98% of the state is connected, data from Microsoft suggests the 27th District is one of the least-connected areas of the state. 

Their data suggests the majority of people in Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties aren’t using the internet at the Federal Communications Commission-defined broadband speed of 25 Mbps. 

One of the most pressing issues this election is broadband access, and the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that. 2 On Your Side talked to Congressman Chris Jacobs (R) and his challenger, Nate McMurray (D), to learn about their plan to get this district connected.

2 On Your Side asked Congressman

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SpaceX’s Starlink to Supply Free Satellite Internet to Families in Texas School District

(Credit: Ector County Independent School District)

To help close the digital divide, SpaceX will offer satellite internet to the education sector. 

The company’s Starlink satellite internet service is partnering with a school district in Texas to supply free broadband to dozens of families living in the surrounding rural area, starting in early 2021. It’s the first time SpaceX has worked with a school district to harness Starlink, according to the Ector County Independent School District, which announced the partnership on Tuesday. 

The school district plans on first supplying the high-speed internet to 45 families who live in rural Pleasant Farms, before expanding it to 90 families. According to local media outlet Odessa America, the project will cost $300,000, with half of the funds coming from education advocacy group Chiefs for Change.

“Our research clearly indicates the lack of broadband access is a crisis in Ector County,” said Scott Muri, the

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How close are S.F. schools to reopening? District officials unveil website with details

San Francisco families can now see how close the city’s school district is to meeting the requirements to reopen classrooms to students.



a table that has a sign on the side of a building: Entrance to the Administration Offices for the School District. Thursday, September 20, 2018 in San Francisco Calif.


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Entrance to the Administration Offices for the School District. Thursday, September 20, 2018 in San Francisco Calif.


The district rolled out a pandemic dashboard Tuesday detailing what it will take to reopen schools broken down into nine categories showing whether the requirements have started, are in progress, almost done or completed.

Currently, few of the individual tasks have been completed, with most “in progress.”

Under facilities, for example, the district has completed the requirement to have sufficient cleaning and disinfectant supplies, but the assessment of ventilation, building systems and other needs is in progress. Creating circulation plans of students, staff and family during the school day has started.

The district is almost done stockpiling a three-month supply of soap, tissues and other supplies and

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Laclede’s Landing Launches New Website While Modernizing the Riverfront District with Recent Renovations

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Laclede’s Landing is inviting friends, families, visitors, residents, and entrepreneurs to explore their new website, www.lacledeslanding.com.  After partnering with Abstrakt Marketing Group to refresh their brand, design, and digital presence, they are excited to officially announce the launch. With features such as interactive maps and proposed trip itineraries, the website delivers both in-town residents and out-of-town visitors with an opportunity to learn about the history, restaurants, accommodations, and explore upcoming events. 

Rebranding of the website is just the start of the exciting revitalization of Laclede’s Landing. Local developers, commercial tenants, and residents have come together to create a newly reinvigorated neighborhood combining centuries of history and modern concepts in this historic district of St. Louis.

The Laclede’s Landing Neighborhood Association has worked with the city to create an “al fresco” dining area on 2nd Street between Morgan Street and Lucas Avenue. 

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Fort Bend ISD warns students, parents of fake website posing as district

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — Fort Bend County ISD says a fake website is trying to get the passwords of both students and staff members.

The district alerted students and staff on its Twitter account Thursday afternoon after receiving reports about the fraudulent website.

“Fort Bend ISD’s Information Technology Department has received reports about a fraudulent website, which resembles the likeness of a Fort Bend ISD website, in an attempt to obtain password information,” the district tweeted.

If any parents or students accidentally visited the fake website, the district asks you to to change your password or call the district’s customer support center.

The official webpage to change your password information is my.fortbendisd.com.

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