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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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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    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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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      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,

        ...
        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        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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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago