Mayoral candidates split on elected Chicago school board idea Clout Street: Three candidates (Emanuel, CMB, Chico] each said they are opposed to the idea and argued it could further politicize public education in Chicago...District's financial records sought Tribune: Prosecutors seek financial records from West Harvey-Dixmoor district, 4 years after state audit forced repayments. Prosecutors are seeking information from West Harvey-Dixmoor district, four years after a state audit forced repayments of misspent money... Battleground: Illinois EdWeek: Lawmakers are likely to seek a lot of changes to the proposal, said Eddy, who says he wants unions involved in that process. But he acknowledges that the piece of the measure that would change rules on strikes is likely to cause the biggest furor. While the lawmaker said he hasn't committed to the proposal's language on that topic, he also says unions' current powers to strike in Illinois are overly broad... Census could fuel case for new Latino Congressional district: A U.S. Census estimate for 2009 suggests the number of Latinos in the state grew by almost 440,000 over the last decade. Census figures coming out early next year are expected to show those residents concentrated in the Chicago area.
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