Friday AM News: 2 shot, 2 hit, Southeast Side break in, Girls face expulsion, Better finances, Paul Simon

2 shot in high school parking lot Tribune
Janet Hubbard makes sure her 16-year-old son has a ride to and from school each day because she doesn't want him swept up in the gang violence in their Southeast Side neighborhood.

2 girls hit by car outside school Tribune
Two girls were struck and injured by a car as they were crossing 131st Street outside of Carl Sandburg High School in the southwest suburb of Orland Park this afternoon, authorities said.

Break-in at SE Side school Tribune
Two juveniles were arrested after they broke into a Southeast Side high school Thursday night, Chicago police said.

Girls, 8, face expulsion over threat with knives Tribune
The Chicago Heights-Park Forest Elementary School District 163 board will decide Monday night whether to expel two 8-year-old girls accused of pulling steak knives on a 7-year-old girl, officials said Thursday.

School finances better, but cost bemoaned Tribune
Illinois school districts made some progress in improving their finances in 2005-06, state figures released Thursday show, but that doesn't mean students or taxpayers are better off, school officials said.

Paul Simon's dream Tribune
Back in November 2003, former Sen. Paul Simon stopped by the Tribune to talk up an idea: Send a half million U.S. students to study overseas each year. Don't let them all congregate in London and Paris and take courses in English--encourage them to study in developing nations instead.

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