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Rahm, Byrd-Bennett Discuss CPS Closings

Rahm, Byrd-Bennett Discuss CPS Closings

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public School CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett sit down with Mary Ann Ahern and discuss Wednesday's school closings and CPS plans to incorporate students into their new receiving schools. Watch »

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM
By Michael Kaplan

Rahm Checks In on Foursquare

Rahm Checks In on Foursquare

With the creation of the Windy City Badge, Chicago becomes the first city with its own badge on Foursquare. Read »

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