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Thursday AM News: Election results, State to name to superintendent, Payroll fixed

School's new home forces small airport to shut runway Tribune
Faced with the prospect of losing federal grants, the board of directors of Chicago Executive Airport voted unanimously Wednesday to close a runway because a school is located less than 1000 feet from its west end.

Taxing questions divide voters Tribune
Officials in Beecher, East Hazel Crest, Olympia Fields and Willow Springs were celebrating Wednesday, one day after voters approved tax or fee increases to improve services. But it was back to the drawing board in Monee, Manhattan, Sauk Village and Worth after referendum proposals in those towns were soundly rejected.

East Aurora tax increase fizzles Tribune
Students in East Aurora School District 131 are facing cuts in extracurricular programs beginning this fall after voters soundly defeated a proposed tax-rate increase.

State set to name new superintendent Sun Times
After a national search, the state Board of Education will choose a new superintendent today from its own bench, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.

'Payroll snafu' finally solved Sun Times
The Chicago public school system manages a $4.4 billion budget and 44,000 employees. But getting a simple check cut for back pay turned into an epic struggle.

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