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CPS board president 'pleased' by contract vote

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Board of Education President David Vitale (vuh-TAL'-ee) says he's pleased that teachers ratified a new contract.

The school board is expected to approve the contract later this month. The Chicago Teachers Union announced Wednesday night that 79 percent of the union's membership

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Chicago police find about 1,000 pot plants in city

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Photo caption: Marijuana plants are seen in Chicago where officers say they discovered two football fields worth of pot plants growing on the city's South Side, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Authorities say more than 1,000 cannabis plants were discovered during a helicopter operation Tuesday. Some were as tall

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Romney on '47 percent': I was 'completely wrong'

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FISHERSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has described his disparaging remarks about the 47 percent of Americans who don't pay federal income taxes as "not elegantly stated." Now he's calling them "just completely wrong."

The original remarks, secretly recorded during a

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Chicago teachers vote to approve 3-year contract

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CHICAGO (AP) — Members of the Chicago Teachers Union overwhelmingly have approved a new three-year contract that includes pay increases and a new evaluation system, union officials announced late Wednesday.

Union spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin said the contract was ratified by 79 percent of the union's

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago