Today's news includes more closings coverage. Magnet lottery scramble. More commentary on Rahm vs. Karen from the Tribune editorial page and Marc Sims. No, no one's going to run against Emanuel anytime soon, says the Reader's Mick Dumke. (Then again, it seems unlikely that the May 17 CTU election will result in any changes in leadership of the teachers union, either.)
Mixed emotions from parents at CPS closings hearing CBS: Parents of Chicago Public Schools students rallied at a public hearing Monday night to try to keep their schools open.
Will anyone challenge Mayor Emanuel in 2015? Anyone? Anyone? Reader: The consensus was that those who might be mayoral material, at least in their own minds, are likely to wait until after 2015, since it's widely assumed that Emanuel will move on after two terms if not sooner.
CPS Magnet Lottery Leaves Most Local Residents Scrambling DNAI: Parents said they might move to the suburbs if school options on the Near West Side don't improve.
Man Fatally Shot Outside South Side Elementary School DNAI via Chicagoist: A 28-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest outside of James Madison Elementary School in the South Shore neighborhood around 8:30 a.m. Reports say schoolchildren were not near the scene when it happened, but the campus was put on a 20-minute lockdown.