Tuesday AM News

Powerhouse privatizer, Duncan's mentor in trouble Mike Klonsky
John Rogers is a powerhouse behind
Chicago's Renaissance 2010 initiative, which has veered off towards
school closings and private management of public schools. Rogers, the CEO of Ariel Capital Management, is the mentor of  Chicago schools CEO Arne Duncan.

Blagojevich Ends Questionable Internships Illinoize
For the first time, state
hiring rules will require that interns be recent college graduates.

Green Youth Program
Mason and students from Chicago's North Lawndale community speak on
growing green thumbs with the help of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Better than we thought Tribune
ran an editorial the other day needling Gov. Rod Blagojevich for
claiming great success in the collection of child support payments in
Illinois. The editorial said that child support collections have risen
by only 2 percentage points since 2001.

Bedbugs are back Sun Times
After waking up one night in sheets teeming with tiny bugs, Josh Benton
couldn't sleep for months and kept a flashlight and can of Raid with
him in bed.

Crime Continues at the Dearborn Homes WBEZ
Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation aimed to break up
concentrations of poverty and crime. Residents tell Chicago Public
Radio's Catrin Einhorn that there has been an opposite effect on the
development south of State Street.

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