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3 bodies found in Chicago home in gang-plagued neighborhood Associated Press

The latest deaths come just days after

Mayor Richard Daley met with more than two dozen officials from

religious groups, police, schools and social service ...

Loitering positively AFP

Following

the city's weekend of rage during which 36 people were shot-six

fatally-the weekend of April 19-20, Uptown residents took to the

streets last Saturday afternoon letting the gangbangers know that they

won't relinquish their neighborhood.

Parents, police guard Chicago kids on risky trek to school

AFP

The program has now spread to four other troubled schools and Riley

hopes it will continue indefinitely because she does not feel safe on

the streets. ...

"Deadly Lessons" wins a Lisagor Award CLTV Local News

The

Chicago Headline Club chapter of the Society of Professional

Journalists has named the winners of its annual Peter Lisagor Awards

for Exemplary Journalism.

Chicago school beefs up language programs

The Southern

Officials say the Chicago Public Schools next year will expand its foreign language curriculum, teaching more students Chinese and Arabic, ...

Schools, LGBT parents and the need to be involved

Windy City Times

For example, Chicago Public Schools ( CPS ) has a non-discrimination policy in place that includes sexual orientation, although very few people know about ...

State Educators Face Job Losses, Hope for Funding WBEZ

A

statewide education program is on the verge of laying off more than 400

employees. Workers at the University of Illinois Extension are bracing

for the cuts while hoping the state comes through with the funding it

promised.

Foster parenting: Tough job, big rewards Chicago Journal

Single,

married, white, black, gay, straight – none of these things matters to

the 1,900 Illinois children waiting to find a good home. Nearly 16,000

children in Illinois are living in foster or group homes due to abuse,

neglect or abandonment and there remains a significant need for

additional adults to open their homes.

What if women ran things in Chicago?

Chicago Sun-Times

If women ruled Chicago, comprehensive sex education would be taught in our schools so that the younger generation of women could learn about their anatomy ...

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