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Emanuel names new education adviser

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the appointment of Arnie Rivera as his new deputy chief of staff for education.

Rivera comes from the office of Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, where he served as deputy chief of staff, according to the Mayor’s Office. Before joining Bryd-Bennett’s staff, Rivera taught first grade at Disney Magnet School in Buena Park for three years. He attended Northwestern University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s in education and social policy.

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Roundtable discussion follows another violent weekend

After street violence in Chicago wounded 39 people and killed four this weekend, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and city officials held a Monday meeting with community leaders to discuss efforts to combat the violence.

While briefly addressing the media prior to the closed-door meeting at the Chicago Police Department’s Bronzeville headquarters, Emanuel said there is no simple solution to reducing gun violence in the city.

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