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Unexcused Absences Could Cost Parents $750 in This Suburb

Parents in Arlington Heights might want to think twice about taking their kids out of school for the day--as it could end up impacting their wallets and purses.

Village code allows police in the suburb to ticket truant students, but a new proposal would fine parents between $500 and $750, if a child consistently misses school without a phoned in excuse.

Police say the ordinance could avoid the search for a missing child, who isn't actually missing.

The village board will address the proposal next month.

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