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Arthur L. Berman represented the Rogers Park neighborhood in the Illinois House from 1966 to 1976 and the Illinois Senate (9th District) from 1977 to 2000. During his time in the Illinois House and Senate he was well known for championing educational issues and tackled such issues as funding, parks, playgrounds, teachers, unions, crime, illiteracy, and special education. His interest
Project focuses of impact of the Daley Era (1945-1980) on public schools; oral histories of teachers and former students.
Educator, historian, and activist Madeline Stratton Morris was born in Chicago on August 14, 1906, the eldest of six children of John Henry Robinson and Estella Mae Dixon. Her mother was born in Chicago. Her father was born in Ronceverte, West Virginia and lived in Philadelphia before settling in Chicago, where he served in the Eighth Illinois Infantry and worked
Sylvia Alvino wrote her PhD thesis on Illinois state senator Arthur Berman and his efforts at legislative reform of Chicago schools.