AM News: Election Day For Chicago Schools

Election Day is a Civics Lesson at UNO Schools WBEZ
Students at UNO charter schools had the day off today, but many flocked to school anyway.

Rugai: Keller closes "over my dead body" Southwest Observer
Ginger Rugai told a packed gymnasium at Keller School Thursday that
Chicago Public Schools would relocate the city's top-performing
elementary school over her dead body.

Attackers chase, fatally shoot 17-year-old on West Side Sun Times

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Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman Monique Bond confirmed Washington was not enrolled in a CPS school.

Michelle Obama gearing up for fight against childhood obesity Tribune
week before the launch of a national campaign against childhood
obesity, first lady Michelle Obama met today at the White House with
key allies in her fight.

Main Township Cutting 135 Jobs Fox
Maine Township School District 207 is cutting 135 jobs.

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  • Two Shootings on Monday. misleading story. this happened Monday. Attackers chase, fatally shoot 17-year-old on West Side. not wed.

    here is the full story NOT REPORTED in the suntimes. again the shooting happened Monday as did another CPS shooting on the Northside. The reporting on these incidents is starting to be incorrect

    Teen chased, shot dead in West Humboldt Park

    A 17-year-old boy shot and killed in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood may have been chased down by his killers, Chicago police say.
    Killed was Ramone Washington, of the 700 block of South Karlov Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

    A neighbor called police to report screaming followed by shooting near the 1100 block of North Keystone Avenue just after 1:40 p.m. Monday, police said.

    Authorities found the Washington's body in the 1100 block of North Karlov Avenue. He suffered gunshot wounds to his left and right hips, as well as underneath his right arm, with the bullet penetrating his heart, police spokeswoman Gabrielle Lesniak said.

    Washington was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, a medical examiner's spokesman said. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

    Police could only describe the gunmen as young men, who fled in a dark green minivan.

    Police believe the shooting was gang related and a police source said he was a gang member He was arrested twice last year on drug charges.

    But the family denies that he had any gang ties.

    Family members said Washington's death came as a shock. He was one of eight children.

    Barbara McBride, a cousin, said Washington used to protect his sisters and liked to be outside.

    "He liked to run the streets," said McBride, 20.

    McBride said her cousin was good person, a funny teenager who loved playing basketball and rapping.

    "Everybody is going to do a little wrong, but he didn't deserve to die," McBride said.

    -Alejandra Cancino and William Lee

  • Top ethics aide to Daley accused of poor judgment quits
    Mark E. Meaney resigned his $146,940-a-year position as first deputy in the mayor's Office of Compliance. He had joined Anthony Boswell to run the compliance office in 2007, which Daley created to promote a culture of good conduct among city workers.

  • What happens when the boom of students attending Mt. Greenwood hit high school? Maybe Rugai can make Morgan Park H.S. a viable option for them? Or, maybe Mt. Greenwood parents will be saving their pennies to pay for private/Catholic high school tuition?

  • (relocating comment) About Keller. I've seen it claimed that two-thirds of Keller (regional gifted center on the southside) students live in the 19th Ward. How does that work? Isn't the area Keller draws from MUCH wider? If so, then how could two-thirds of the students be concentrated from the relatively small area of the 19th Ward? Could someone help me figure this out? Is there some kind of "proximity" advantage? Thanks.

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