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Wednesday AM News: Cookin' something up, Writer still not in class, Assessment lawsuit, Recess bill

Chefs go to school -- to teach kids about food Tribune
Do fruit rolls grow on trees? There are kids out there who probably think so. Highly impressionable, like mobile sponges soaking up whatever they encounter, young children often have their sense of food shaped by an array of relatively cheap and easily available products.

Essay writer still not back in class Tribune
Allen Lee, who was arrested and removed from Cary-Grove High School last week over a violent essay he wrote, remained sequestered from his classmates Tuesday, and his attorney said legal action may become necessary if the senior isn't back in class this week.

Schools sue over Exelon assessment Tribune
A far southwest suburban school district has filed a lawsuit against Exelon Generation Co. and the Will County supervisor of assessments, contesting the value of a Braidwood nuclear power plant.

House OKs recess bill Sun Times
Kindergarten, elementary and junior high students in Chicago public schools would be guaranteed 10 minutes of recess each day, under a proposal approved by the Illinois House Tuesday.

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