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New College Prep Charter KIPP School Opens In Gary CBS2
On a beautiful summer day, dozens of fifth graders traded fun in the sun for getting back to the books.

Students unearth history, inspiration CST
miles east of Kankakee, on the side of a dusty one-lane gravel road,
lay the abandoned scraps of one family's story, gutted years ago by a
fire. There, in Hopkins Park, the cinder block skeleton of a garage and
the outer walls of what was once a small home still stand.

Consolidation bill signed SSNS ($)
SB 2795, offering school districts more options - and not mandates - for consolidation signed into law.  At 875, Illinois has the second highest number of school districts in the nation -- of which 200 have only one school. 

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