AM News: Closings & Security Dominate News

School closing tricks in Bronzeville Newstips
In
every other consolidation CPS has undertaken, that would mean Mollison
students and staff would be heading to Wells Prep's building next year.
But in this case, Wells students and staff are moving to Mollison.

Joliet diocese to close or merge schools in Will, Dupage Tribune
The
Diocese of Joliet will close three elementary schools in Joliet, West
Chicago and Momence at the end of this school year, according to a
school report released to priests in the diocese this afternoon.

At Leo High, a Gathering and a Mission New York Times

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Bob
Foster helped Leo High School endure as an inner-city symbol of
educational opportunity and haven in a troubled area plagued by gang
violence.

CPS backtracks fast on moving Keller Southtown Star
"It's a wonderful school that we're very proud of," Rugai said. "I would fight any plan to move it out of the ward."

Chicago Public Schools focus on security Defender
Chicago
Public Schools officials say they realize that unless their students
are safe in school, they won't learn.
That's one reason why it increased its security budget to $8 million
this school year from $6.5 million last school year. Upon hiring a new
chief executive officer in 2009 it also hired a new security boss,
Michael Shields.

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    Seven people were arrested and several police officers were injured during an early Saturday morning street fight involving more than 100 people on the Northwest Side.

    Police responded to the large disturbance near the 5600 block of West Grand Avenue around 1:45 a.m., and several officers sustained

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