Here's some recent news -- mostly just to see if this new blog works:
Maggie Daley’s After School Matters programs turns 20: What started as a summer arts program now gives 20,000 Chicago public high school students a chance to find their passion.
Rahm Emanuel: 625 city worker layoffs if union won’t accept reforms: Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday said he has identified 625 city employees who will be laid off if labor leaders do not agree to $20 million in workplace reforms.
Federal officials release college cost comparisons: Looking for a college bargain? Try any of nine University of Puerto Rico campuses, where annual tuition hovers at or below $2,000.
Insiders got early notice of college savings deal: Treasurer Dan Rutherford tells the Chicago Tribune that early word was sent out solely as a promotion because officials weren't sure the new offer would be popular. Rutherford says it was a mistake that won't happen again.
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