AM News: Vallas Endorses Chico

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Race for mayor: Schools partner in Chico's corner Paul Vallas unsuccessfully ran for Illinois governor against Rod Blagojevich in 2002, a contest in which Chico had endorsed Blagojevich over Vallas in the Democratic primary... Paul Vallas endorses Gery Chico for Chicago mayor:  Vallas was the former CEO of Chicago Public Schools before leaving to head public schools in Philadelphia and later New Orleans. Vallas said in the ten years they worked together he witnessed Chico's ability to reform schools and balance budgets...Novel Charitable Effort at Armstrong International Studies School:  The top 45 students will win a doll and the first place winner will receive a set of all 6 Hearts for Hearts Girls dolls...After-School Tutoring Programs Helpful to Neighborhood:  Samantha Raynoso, a secretary for BYNC, said the programs aim toward children who are between the ages of 8 and 13 years old and are divided into three different groups: 8- and 9-year-olds, 10- and 11-year-olds and 12- and 13-year-olds...Daley Gets a Library:  The last of the 58 new Chicago library branches to open on Richard M. Daley's watch will be named after the retiring mayor. The library board voted last week to make the Richard M. Daley Branch the only outlet named after a living person.

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