Story updated (6-8-18)
Ckeck out the series on the Chicago Tribune web site that led to our story and possible changes in Illinois law to help combat the problem in the future –
(6-7-18) RPS 205 School District (Rockford) hired Frank Lollino Jr in 2016., a former Lane Tech Boys Basketball Coach, who in 2005 was relieved of his duties after a Chicago Public School investigation ‘into allegations of inappropriate conduct’.
After the alleged incident took place in late January, Lollino was removed as a coach and physical education teacher, placed on paid suspension and reassigned to an administrative position at the CPS Area 19 office. He did not coach the final two regular-season games and two Public League playoff games
In a Tribune story posted todaywith details of his hiring in 2016 at RPS 205:
In Rockford, Lollino got a job as a driver’s education instructor but was fired for “sleeping in car with students present/driving” and for falsification of his job application, according to Rockford records.
Lollino taught at Rockford Public Schools from 3/9/2016 to 5/27/2016. There is no mention if Lollino coached any sport during his time as an employee of RPS 205.
Freedom of Information Act Request From RPS 205
No details have been released in today’s Tribune story about a background check before Lollino’s hiring at RPS 205, the Tribune did request that information in their FOIA.
Checking on Google would have helped reveal several issues about the background information in this situation, a rather simple way to back-up information:
Stories that have in-depth details –
- (6-7-18) Allegations trail basketball coach, Lane Tech teacher quits under cloud, then finds new jobs
- FOIA Request by Tribune To RPS 205
- (2005 story) Lane tabs ex-assistant as basketball coach
Did you know….
- Coach Frank Lollino Jr. (Morton College Men’s Basketball) was named the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year and the NJCAA Region IV All-Star Coach for 2010. Frank Lollino Jr.’s 2011 season at Morton College saw his Morton College Panthers as undefeated Conference Champions again and for the second consecutive year Frank Lollino Jr. was Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year and NJCAA Region IV All-Star Coach.