Friday AM News: Athletes Olympic condition, Deteriorating school, Security guard blamed, Parents discuss shooting, Measuring progress

Think Smaller Chicago Reader
When the U.S. Olympic Committee announced last Saturday that Chicago would be the country’s candidate to host the Olympics in 2016, Gerald Turner, the city’s top high school hurdler, didn’t join in the cheering.

Whittier Woes Chicago Journal
Visitors to Whittier Elementary, 1900 W. 23rd Street in Pilsen, are often shocked to discover crumbling walls, chunks missing from ceilings, mold and leak marks on walls that start on the second floor and travel two floors to the basement of the school, which serves 400 predominantly Mexican-American students.

School security guard blamed for missing student with gun Tribune
A student was able to sneak a gun into Chicago Vocational Career Academy last week because a security guard left his post at a metal detector, officials said Thursday.

Parents Meet to Discuss School Shooting WBEZ
Parents of students at Chicago Vocational Career Academy met with school officials last night to discuss last week's in-school shooting. The high school has metal detectors at the main entrances.

Measuring Progress for Prison Kids WBEZ
Kids in prison shouldn't be treated like adult offenders.That was the thinking last July, when Illinois separated juvenile jails from the adult Department of Corrections.

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