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School closures to improve education? Up for debate

CPS head Barbara Byrd-Bennett matched the passion of her detractors at the Board of Ed today in arguing for 54 school closings.

But the actual facts behind these proposed closings – like whether they will really improve the education of elementary school students – are hard to say at this point.

Midway ad deal passes amid talks of privatization

Emanuel and it appears the City Council are moving forward on new ad deals for Chicago’s two airports, even as the city mulls selling off Midway to the private sector.

More about the Chicago Dental Society’s report on lack of access to dental services

On Thursday we reported about steps the Cook County Health and Hospitals System is taking to improve access to dental services for the uninsured and underinsured. The report by the Chicago Dental Society mentioned in yesterday’s article revealed some shocking statistics regarding the shortage of public dental clinics in the county:

Riverwalk project long time in making

As reported today, Emanuel and LaHood said the city has secured the money needed to extend the Riverwalk. Plans were rolled out last October for the six-block extension.