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Mayor Daley's great big hush-hush Chicago Tribune

But

he's also ignoring 46 of the 50 aldermen on the City Council who asked

all city departments and outside agencies controlled by Daley, such as

the CTA and the Chicago Public Schools, to reveal their spending plans.

New Measure Would Judge Schools on Growth WBEZ

This

week, public elementary school students are sharpening their number-two

pencils for the annual state test—the ISAT. In Chicago, school

officials have already begun implementing a new way to evaluate results

from the exam.

Chicago gun violence costs $2.5 billion a year: Report Chicago Tribune

It

also endorses programs that offer immediate rewards for good behavior –

such as the cash-for-grades program implemented last year by Chicago Public Schools – and swift but less severe punishment for crimes.

Chicago Archdiocese freezes teacher pay CTDN

Officials

hope the move, which affects most of the Archdiocese's 16,000

employees, will help them avoid layoffs in the future. Enrollment at

Catholic schools has been falling.

7 cops to be disciplined over teen who impersonated cop Sun Times

Seven

Chicago police officers will be disciplined for allowing a 14-year-old

to get away with impersonating a cop for a five-hour-plus tour of duty

that included driving a squad car, police Supt. Jody Weis revealed

today.

Obama Girls: Snow Day in the White House MSNBC

Chicago schools haven't closed for inclement weather since 1999

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