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A 3rd grader from the South Side has become an Internet sensation, after delivering a rousing speech at a rally against school closings earlier this week.
Zachary Fardon was on the team of federal prosecutors who secured convictions against former Illinois Republican Gov. George Ryan in 2006. In that case and in others, Fardon gained a reputation as an adept, quick-witted cross-examiner.
A concealed-carry gun deal brokered by House Speaker Michael Madigan cleared a House committee Thursday, but its prospects were unclear across the Capitol in the Senate because of the way it would curb existing local gun laws.
State lawmakers have passed legislation that would mandate schools that teach sex education in Illinois also would have to give students information about birth control.
The decision to close 49 elementary schools in Chicago is done, but bitterness over the move lingered Thursday morning, as the Chicago Teachers Union vowed to continue their fight against the closings, and parents and students protested the looming closure of their schools.
The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to close 49 elementary schools, in what is believed to be the biggest single mass shutdown of schools in U.S. history.
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- Four Schools To Be Spared From Closing; Another To Be Delayed CBS Chicago–2013/05/22
- Congressman Quigley’s Bill Would Require New Federal Buildings To Be Bird Friendly 2013/05/21
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- Emanuel Stands Firm On School Closings Plan Ahead Of Board Vote CBS Chicago–2013/05/21
- Illinois House Committee OKs Fracking Regulation Proposal 2013/05/21
- Quinn: Illinois Gaming Board Should Have Oversight Over Chicago Casino 2013/05/20
- Quinn To Keep ‘Open Mind’ About Medical Marijuana Bill 2013/05/20
- Quinn Signs Bill To Toughen Penalties For Social Media Mob Attacks 2013/05/18
- Quinn Says He Will Be Open Minded On Medical Marijuana Bill 2013/05/18
- State Sen. Pushes Legislation Aimed At Curbing Burglaries 2013/05/18
- Illinois Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Legislation 2013/05/17
- DePaul Arena Part Of Larger Plan To Revamp McCormick Place, Navy Pier 2013/05/16
- Unions, Retirees Slam Mayor’s Plan To Cut Health Care Subsidy 2013/05/16
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