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District 218 Says 'No' to Campaign Donations

May 26, 2011
Oak Lawn Patch

Question of ethics raised by a Patch report that Bloom Trail High School donated to the South Chicago Heights mayor's campaign fund.

By Dan Lambert

Should a school district be donating money to a political campaign?

That's the question raised by a south suburban school district's contributions to a local mayor with money earned through the school's pop machines. Whether those donations are illegal, or merely unethical, depends on how you interpret "public funds" under state law.