Monthly Archives: March 2013

CN March 29, 2013

Governor Pat Quinn offered a serious admonition to Chicago Public Schools leadership about closing 50-some elementary schools when he stopped by for a special edition of Chicago Newsroom on Friday. “That has to be done with extreme care,” he warned. … Continue reading

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CN March 28, 2013

This week brought us the imagery of a large-scale rally in the Daley Center in opposition to Mayor Emanuel’s proposed closing of more the 50 elementary schools. When the Mayor returned from vacation, he announced that the time for debate … Continue reading

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CN March 21, 2013

Well, it’s official. 30,000 CPS students will be moved around in September as 61 buildings close and even more are turned over to private operators. And in Uptown and the City’s northeast, thousands of units of low-income housing are being … Continue reading

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CN March 14, 2013

We have a new pope. But big changes may be coming to the Chicago Archdiocese, too, since Cardinal George has submitted his resignation and Pope Francis has the option to replace him. And any New Cardinal will face daunting challenges. … Continue reading

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CN March 7, 2013

“Many people are trying to profit from the social failures of others, says Salim Muwakkil, noted author and WVON radio host, on this week’s show.  “You see that where these profit-making prisons are popping up. And the charter school situation … Continue reading

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