Wednesday Morning News

Fitch Rates Chicago Board of Education, Illinois' $95.7MM GOs 'A+' MarketWatch

underlying 'A+' rating reflects the successful completion of
three-quarters of the Chicago Board of Education's sizable $5.1 billion
capital program, the city of Chicago's diverse economic base, and the
board's moderately high overall debt burden.

Summer food program for Chicago kids Defender

A summer food program is in place for Chicago kids from lower income homes.

More than idle talk Tribune

Debate students at Chicago schools participate in Chicago Debate League
competitions. Sylvia Nelson, who manages the debate program for the
school district.


Report Finds Nachos on Students' Daily Lunch Menu WBEZ

Tribune reporter Monica Eng talks about her recent investigative report on how
nachos have become a staple in Chicago Public Schools cafeterias.

Principal: CPS officials neglect disabled students CTDN

educators say Chicago Public Schools officials avoid testing children
for disabilities, because providing them with specialized education is
more expensive. The district denies those allegations.

It's a dirty job ... but diamond earring is found Tribune

60-year-old Hoffman Estates woman lost a large diamond earring over the
weekend while watching a performance at Buffalo Grove High School but
found the stud a day later after sifting through the cleaning crew's
vacuum bags, police said today.

Cops shoot 1 of 2 boys cited in school break-in Trbiune

The break-in occurred at Whittier Elementary School, in the 1900 block of West 23rd Street.

3rd suspect charged in boy's brutal slaying Tribune

The group, wielding baseball bats, demanded
the victim to "throw up the crown," or show the symbol of the Latin
Kings, and when Arellano refused, they began to beat him with the bats.

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