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Joliet People Want Donations For Legal Fight to Send Kids to Lincoln-Way High Schools

A Joliet group is raising money for a court battle they apparently expect to wage in hopes of sending their children to Lincoln-Way high schools.

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Credit: Getty
A Joliet group has set up a Go Fund Me site to build a legal war chest for an anticipated battle to send their children to Lincoln-Way high schools.

"We are a community where our children attend New Lenox grade schools and then are required to attend a Joliet High School," says the Children for Lincoln-Way Go Fund Me page.

"We are looking for donations to help fund our legal fees as we go through this process," the page says. "Our children deserve to stay with their peers as they continue their education."

The Children for Lincoln-Way Go Fund Me goal is $20,000. The group has so far raised $420.

Messages sent to the organizers of the Go Fund Me Page and to its associated Facebook page were ignored. A woman who left a comment on the Go Fund Me page, Sarah Pandolfi, said Wednesday she would call to discuss the effort but did not.

On the Go Fund Me page, Pandolfi wrote, "Thanks to all who have donated the additionl (sic) 20 is from my 3 girls who are happy we are all doing this for them."

The Facebook page said it was "created to provide information to residents of NeuFairfield, Weston Way, the Highlands and residents on Golf Road and Route 6 regarding changing the High School District."

Lincoln-Way High School District spokeswoman Stacy Holland said the subdivisions would have to be annexed into the district for the students to attend Lincoln-Way schools.

"It's a whole long process, and the process runs through the superintendent," Holland said.

If the group succeeds in getting annexed by the Lincoln-Way High School District, the residents will have to pay the district's taxes and "Joliet stands to lose that tax base," Holland said.

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