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School reform foes hit McD's, Walgreens Sun Times

About 50 protesters picketed the McDonald's at 600 N. Clark before moving to Walgreens at 641 N. Clark.

Homeless kids lack school to call home Tribune

The

number of homeless students has risen dramatically in the last year.

From July 1 to Dec. 31, the district counted 9,698. That's 23.5 percent

more than the 7,851 for the same period in 2007.

O'Connor: I'm guy behind Northside Prep Sun Times

He

has the longest record in elected office of any candidate in the race

to succeed Rahm Emanuel in Congress, and he has a great Chicago ballot

name. But Ald. Patrick O'Connor's (40th) name alone was not enough to

win him the Cook County state's attorney's office when he sought it in

1990 and 1992.

One hurt in four-alarm fire at vacant school Sun Times

A

homeless person was injured when a four-alarm fire started at a vacant

high school Sunday night in the Southwest Side's Little Village

neighborhood.

1st CPS student killed in 2009 Sun Times

A

16-year-old boy who dreamed of going to college became the first

Chicago Public Schools student to be slain by gunfire this year after

he was shot Thursday near his Southwest Side home.

Teacher: Mask is a medical necessity Sun Times

Armed

with his wife's doctors' notes and medical records, Roger McReynolds

pleaded with the Joliet Grade School Board on Wednesday night to allow

his wife to wear a respiratory mask while teaching.

"It's not like I'm asking for the moon. Please do this for my wife," he

said.

Remembering NIU Shooting WBEZ

We

hear from students, faculty and staff as they reflect on the day

last year when a former student shot and killed 5 other students on

campus.

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