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Mayor, CPS Chief Discuss Next Steps

    The day after the Chicago School Board voted to close dozens of public schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS chief Barbara Bennett-Byrd are focused on trying to look ahead.

     

    The pair met with local media Thursday morning at Brennaman Elementary School on the North Side, a facility that will be acting as a welcoming school for one of the 49 elementary

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    Breaking: Judge Sets Hearing On Chicago School Closings

      Update: May 23: 1:25 p.m CST: 

      The Chicago Tribune is reporting that a day after the Chicago Board of Education's controversial vote to shut down 50 schools, a federal judge has scheduled a four-day hearing in July to decide whether to halt the closures.

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      Update: May 22: 3:30 p.m CST: 

      The Chicago Public School Board votes to close 50 schools,

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      Parents File Suit After Son Mistakenly Pronounced Dead

        CHICAGO (CBS) – The parents of a disabled boy have filed suit against the Chicago hospital where he was mistakenly pronounced dead.

         

        Jaylen Dorsey was taken to the emergency room after he was found unresponsive in his family’s home.

         

        The boy suffers from severe brain damage and breathes with assistance from a ventilator.

        Two doctors at Mercy Hospital

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        Breaking: Judge Sets Hearing On Chicago School Closings

          Update: May 23: 1:25 p.m CST: 

          The Chicago Tribune is reporting that a day after the Chicago Board of Education's controversial vote to shut down 50 schools, a federal judge has scheduled a four-day hearing in July to decide whether to halt the closures.

          Earlier:

          Update: May 22: 3:30 p.m CST: 

          The Chicago Public School Board votes to close 50 schools,

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          New Ill. House Gun Bill Has More Restrictions

            A compromise allowing the carrying of concealed weapons backed by House Speaker Michael Madigan and agreed to by the General Assembly's leading gun-rights advocate materialized Wednesday, adding to the list of gun-free locales but making it easier for qualified gun owners to get permits.

             

            Madigan, a Chicago Democrat, emerged from a closed-door

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