Thursday Morning News Roundup

Some budget progress made Tribune
The scramble for money came as Senate President Emil Jones (D-Chicago)
prepared to move his own budget plan, one that would send about $900
million more dollars to schools and depend heavily on money from a
gambling package stalled in the Democratic House.

Schools intensify push to get kids into class Tribune
Throughout August counselors will go to the homes of children who
frequently missed school or were truant last year, said Joi Mecks,
director of marketing for the district. They will follow up with them
during September.

An inspired plan to get poor kids on track Sun Times (Mary Mitchell)

Conrad Worrill has been known as many things.     A college professor. A community organizer. A rabble-rousing black activist.But a recent incident may get him known as the savior of a neglected sport.

She rips cops, then gets raided Sun Times
Four days after a CHA resident was quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times
complaining about the police, her home was turned upside down by
officers looking for drugs.

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