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Donors Help South Shore Drill Team March at Inauguration

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    Donors are helping the South Shore Drill Team march at President Obama's Inauguration next Monday, reports WGN.

    Monday morning, a big check came in that now leaves the team short only a few thousand dollars.

    Tim Rand, Principal at Chicago Football Classic donated $10,000 to the team this morning. "It's a good organization," he said, "very easy to

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Mayor Emanuel Announces DREAM Scholarship Money

      (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced $100,000 in scholarship money for Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps students who are living in the country without legal permission.

      The Chicago mayor said Saturday that the money comes from a share of the $275,000 in privately raised donations to the Illinois DREAM Fund.

      The Illinois DREAM Fund

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Teachers Rally to Defend Embattled King Principal

        KENWOOD — Teachers and administrators from Avalon Park Elementary turned out Wednesday to defend their former boss, embattled King College Prep High School principal Shontae Higginbottom, reports DNAinfo.com.

        "My son was at a school that was run amok," Jonathon Smith, a parent of an Avalon Park Elementary student, told the King College Prep local

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago