Fri04182014

Charters Shools Not Immune From Closings, CPS Says

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Sandi Jackson Speaks

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Chicago Puts $1.25M Into Manufacturing Training

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is spending $1.25 million to create new programs to teach advanced manufacturing at a high school in the city.

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office said Tuesday that the money will be used at Austin Polytechnical Academy to train workers in manufacturing skills as well as core subjects such as English and math. Local

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    The Jeffery Jump

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      Jeffery Jump

      The Chicago Transit Authority launched the "Jeffery Jump" Monday at 71st St. and Jeffery Blvd., with Urban Partnership Bank of South Shore as the backdrop.

      The "Jeffery Jump" is a first-of-its-kind bus service that will eliminate up to seven minutes of a transit customer's commute, from 103rd and Stony Island Ave. to Jefferson and Washington

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      Bartender Beaten by Chicago Police Officer Awarded $850,000

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        Chicago police adhere to a code of silence protecting fellow officers, a federal jury ruled Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by a female bartender whose videotaped beating by a drunken off-duty officer went viral online.

        The civil trial in federal court in Chicago was the first of its kind to focus almost wholly on the question of whether there is

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