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Chicago Expands Homework Help to More Libraries

    Teacher at Library

    (AP) — Students will soon be able to get free help with their homework at any of Chicago's neighborhood libraries.

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday the city is expanding its Teacher in a Library program to all neighborhood branches.

    The city is partnering with local universities to bring undergraduate education students into 21 additional

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Report: Don't Close CPS High Schools, Due to Potential for Violence

      Barbara Byrd Bennett

      CHICAGO — The commission created to help decide how Chicago Public Schools are consolidated said no high schools should be closed, according to DNAinfo.com.

      In a report released Thursday, the Commission on School Utilization said closing high schools could increase the risk of violence for students mixing with those from different neighborhoods.

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Cook County Offers Wallet Marriage Certificates

        (AP) — Cook County couples can now carry proof of their marriages or civil unions virtually anywhere. Cook County Clerk David Orr's office is offering wallet-sized certificates for the same $15 fee of a standard document.

        Orr says the pocket-sized cards have been popular among couples since they became available in recent weeks. He says the smaller

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago