Monday Morning News, Part 2

Obama rapped on urban problems Sun Times

President

Obama got his start as a community organizer in Roseland, but a few

dozen residents gathered there Saturday gave the new commander-in-chief

a failing grade for not doing enough to tackle urban problems during

his first 100 days in office.

New Congressman Quigley Requests Millions In Earmarks. Huffington Post

"This

request will provide funding to continue after school programs in art,

theatre, music, literature, publishing, and science in Chicago Public

schools particularly for students who have minimal opportunities to

engage in positive afterschool activities."

Obama puts gun-control issue on back burner Chicago Tribune

One

of those in Obama's Cabinet who dealt with gun violence routinely is

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the former head of Chicago Public

Schools. ...

Gov. Quinn backs project to green 3 schools Chicago Tribune

AP

CHICAGO - Gov. Pat Quinn is backing a project by the US Green Building

Council to retrofit three Illinois schools. A state lawmaker has

proposed a bill to set up a task force to pick which schools will get

the work.

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