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Friday Roundup

There are lots more important things than the reorg going on this week -- rattled kids at Kennedy, tuition increases at UIC, and immigration rallies. Oh yeah, and spring break. 

U. of I., UIC
freshmen to pay 14% more in fall
Sun Times
Aiming to fix leaky roofs, crumbling concrete and other problems at aging
buildings on two University of Illinois campuses, school officials proposed
Thursday to charge new students a $500 annual assessment -- on top of a 9.5
percent tuition increase.

Abbott gives $1
mil. to school program
Sun Times
Abbott Laboratories today donated $1 million to Chicagos award-winning After School Matters to create a science component of the teen education
program pioneered by Mayor Daleys
wife, Maggie.

Duncan: Accused teen no
'angel'
Sun Times
One of four Kennedy High School students
charged with the brutal assault of an honor student had been disciplined for a
separate incident before the March 29 attack, Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne
Duncan disclosed Thursday.

Kids: Beef up security, add ways to let
off steam
Sun Times
Kennedy High School students brainstormed Thursday on how to
improve their school, suggesting everything from replacing a "mom squad''
of security guards with a carefully trained detail to offering tae kwon do and
boxing classes to relieve student aggression.

U. of I., UIC freshmen to
pay 14% more in fall

Aiming to fix leaky roofs, crumbling concrete and other
problems at aging buildings on two University of Illinois campuses,
school officials proposed Thursday to charge new students a $500 annual
assessment -- on top of a 9.5 percent tuition increase.

Aurora students rally for
immigrants

Their message was chanted passionately in Spanish: "Si,
se puede! Si, se puede!"

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