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Study: School Closings Won’t Help CPS Students

A study by Chicago area university professors has found, if history is any guide, the Chicago Public Schools’ plan to close 53 schools will fail when all is said and done.

WBBM Newsradio–03/22/2013

Empty Classroom

Report: TIF Funds Aren’t Helping Schools

Are Tax Increment Financing District funds fairly distributed when it comes to Chicago schools? A sociology professor who has looked at the books thinks not.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

City Hall

Finance Committee OKs Mayor’s Infrastructure Trust Plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to fund $1.7 billion worth of public construction projects with private money cleared a major hurdle Monday, after a City Council panel endorsed the plan, following five hours of debate and a mini-revolt from aldermen concerned about a lack of City Council oversight.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012