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Students' plea for teacher turned down Tribune
What started as a protest over the layoff of a popular librarian at Lincoln Park High School has escalated into a rancorous debate about student free speech and teacher intimidation at one of the city's flagship neighborhood schools.

No new taxes or fees in City's $5.7 billion budget ABC 7
The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a $5.7 billion budget for 2007 which holds the line on taxes and fees, and calls for new investments in programs to benefit neighborhoods, according to a release.

Reform brings 17 more schools Tribune
Chicago gave the green light to 17 new schools Wednesday--eight high schools and nine elementaries--designed to give students more educational choices.

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