Thursday Morning Round-Up

Madigan floats income tax hike Chicago Sun-Times
On
Wednesday, Blagojevich ordered legislative leaders to his office with a
demand that they come up with new money-raising ideas for schools since gambling ...

Teacher payday long time coming Tribune
Since the district first installed a
new payroll software system on March 26, 377 teachers have filed
grievances through the Chicago Teachers Union alleging that they have
not been paid by the district.

Latino enrollment low at Chicago area law schools Medill Reports
Despite the burgeoning population of Latinos in Chicago, enrollment at area law schools doesn't reflect the change, resulting in a low percentage of ...

Charter schools getting relief Sun Times
The Illinois Facilities
Fund, a Chicago-based lender to non-profits, recently won a $10 million
federal grant it hopes to leverage into $160 million in capital
investments in 16 charter schools in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and
Wisconsin.

'Ghetto tours' 'Ghetto tours' Sun Times
For the next three hours, 40 curious onlookers, who paid $20 each for
the privilege, hung on every word of Turner's decidedly unofficial tour
of what's left of the Chicago Housing Authority's projects.

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