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Chemicals sicken 8 at South Side school Tribune
The principal of a South Side high school, a security guard and six students were slightly injured Wednesday afternoon after chemicals from aerosol cans were sprayed in the school hallways, authorities said.

A bottle, a crib and 24-hour TV: Baby shows ignite furor Tribune
In an era of increasing niche programming on television, women have the Oxygen network, men have Spike TV and some pets are even agog at Animal Planet.
Now, infants can pull up a bouncy chair, grab a bottle and have round-the-clock access to the nation's first channel for babies, BabyFirstTV, featuring three-minute segments for babies as young as 6 months.

Virtual school opens in face-to-face session Tribune
Less than two weeks after narrowly winning approval from the Illinois State Board of Education, Chicago Virtual Charter School opened Wednesday in Chicago. It's the state's first public school where pupils in kindergarten through 8th grade do coursework online from home at their own pace.

City arts academy in nation's top 5 Sun-Times
Any comparison of the Chicago Academy for the Arts to the fictional New York high school depicted in the movie (and later, the TV series) "Fame" brings cringes from the Near West Side institution's staff and students. They fiercely reject the notion of standing in any shadow.

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