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Scholarships Available for Lincoln Park Zoo's Summer Camp

    (AP) — Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo is accepting applications for scholarships for its two summer camp programs.

    The zoo will award 25 need-based scholarships this year.

    One summer program teaches children ages four through fourth grade about animal diversity and environmental conservation. This program allows children to see how the zoo cares for its

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    CPS Cutting School Food Costs

      Chicago Public Schools officials say they have a new plan to reduce the cost of serving millions of meals a year.

      They're going to join forces with some of the nation's largest school districts in the Urban School Food Alliance. The new group includes school districts from New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Miami and Orlando, Fla.

      Officials say

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Family: $22.5M Police Settlement 'Bittersweet'

        Chicago Police car

        (AP) — The parents of a California woman who was raped and severely injured after Chicago police released her from custody in a troubled neighborhood despite her obvious mental illness said Thursday that a $22.5 million settlement with the city is a "bittersweet victory."

        The settlement that will pay for Christina Eilman's extensive ongoing therapy

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago