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Meeks' Voucher Plan Inching Forward Statehouse News
James Meeks got a vote on his plan to
give some public school parents vouchers for better schools.  But the
plan is still a long way from becoming a law.

Local lawmakers warn of deep school cuts Daily Herald
lawmakers who help oversee school funding discussions at the Capitol
say local districts should plan for the worst as education funding is
likely to lose its sacred cow status with the state trying to erase a
nearly $13 billion budget deficit.

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Chicago students to make lunch on Capitol Hill
Five high school students from Chicago will bring a
healthy school lunch they created to Congress.

Striking number of obesity risks hit minority kids Defender
The odds of obesity appear stacked against black and
Hispanic children starting even before birth, provocative new research

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