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Dramatic Protest Yields No Results As Emanuel Budget Passes

Dramatic Protest Yields No Results As Emanuel Budget Passes

Despite a dramatic protest by mental health activists outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office that lasted 10 hours, the city council unanimously approved the 2012 budget, which includes downsizing the city’s 12 mental health clinics to six sites.

CPS Cuts Affect Special Needs Students

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CPS Cuts Affect Special Needs Students

Budget problems are causing the Chicago Public Schools Board of Education to make staffing and administration cuts that could hurt students with special needs. “My son is falling through the very large holes in this system,” said Mary Kay Feeny at a recent CPS board meeting. Feeney’s son has been diagnosed with severe attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, […]

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