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Fri04182014

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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    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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      Breaking News: Johnson Publishing Names McKissack Chief Operating Officer

        Johnson Publishing Co. LLC, the publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines, has named Cheryl Mayberry McKissack to chief operating officer, a newly created post at the Chicago-based company, reported Crain's Chicago Business.

        Ms. McKissack, 57, joined the company Jan. 1 after providing consulting services for Johnson on digital strategy over the past 18

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        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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          Group of Young Women Attacking Cab Drivers, Police Warn

            Cabbie

            CHICAGO — A group of young, armed women has been choking and robbing cab drivers, according to a business alert issued by police Wednesday, reports DNAinfo.com.

            Six to seven women, ages 16 to 20, robbed cab drivers in at least two incidents in January, police said.

            The women took cab rides from downtown to Grand Boulevard and robbed the driver upon

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