I've been slow to note the passing of Joanne Alter, a long-time force in Chicago politics and culture (and a friend of the family). I knew that Alter had done a lot of things in politics and city government, but never really focused on on her work on education, namely an after school program called WITS (Working In The Schools). You can read about some of her accomplishments here and here. Perhaps you knew her or her work better than I did. My thoughts are with her family this holiday season.
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