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(Selling the people's assets ...)

Was Gov. Rod Blagojevich's latest plan to boost education devised on the back of a cocktail napkin? That's what it looks like.

Governor ran a poll on Meeks, lottery

Gov.
Rod Blagojevich says politics had nothing to do with his plan to
mortgage the lottery for new education money, but his campaign polled
voters about the issue and how he would fare for re-election if state
Sen. James Meeks joined the race.

Class rankings outdated? Naperville schools say yes

In
her third year of a high school career that has included varsity sports
and an academic record of mostly A's and just a few B's, Jillie
Johnston probably would be considered a top student at many Illinois
schools.

'No easy route' into U. of I. anymore

It's getting harder to go through the "back door" to the University of Illinois.

Even among valedictorians, he's a superstar

Like many teens, 17-year-old Morgan Park High School senior Langston
Wesley is into rap music. Like many his age, this African-American teen
also likes sports. He's on the varsity baseball team. Perhaps a little
more extraordinary, he's on the chess team, too.

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