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Cook Memorial Public Library in Libertyville to reopen at 1 p.m. after power outage

The Cook Memorial Public Library in Libertyville is expected to reopen at 1 p.m. after a power outage that closed the building at Milwaukee and Park avenues Wednesday morning, officials said. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Chicago Public Schools budget expected to be approved

$ 5.8 billion plan cuts money for neighborhood schools for 2nd year in a rowChicago’s Board of Education on Wednesday is expected to approve a $ 5.8 billion operating budget that for a second year cuts funds to traditional neighborhood schools while also relying on a one-time accounting maneuver to make ends meet. Full News […]

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Arts + Public Life brings spirit of UChicago to Chicago youth and seniors

Arts + Public Life, UChicago’s initiative to form creative bonds with the community, hosts artist residencies, community education and projects led by local artists. One such program is a range of summer classes hosted at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, which began in early June and ends mid-August. These classes aim […]

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Geneva Public Library event pretty cool

The Geneva Public Library’s annual ice cream social featured a double dose of cryogenics. Dippin’ Dots ice cream (a cryogenic treat) and Mr. Freeze of Fermilab, who demonstrated the science of cryogenics using liquid nitrogen. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Superintendent of Hammond public schools assaulted

The superintendent of the Hammond, Indiana public school system was assaulted and robbed Monday night at his home during the severe storms. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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Arts and Public Life summer celebration

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New Glen Ellyn public exhibit turns old bikes into art

A face made of bicycle parts and an old bike that looks like a bee are part of a new public art exhibit in Glen Ellyn dedicated to the joys of biking. The Bike It! exhibit opened Sunday and will be on display for a month, organizers say. It features roughly 13 bikes at different […]

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Public indecency arrest not the first for Chicago man

Thursday night wasn’t the first time a Chicago man was caught with his pants down, and Cook County authorities fear there may have been even more. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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Local public grants for art in Chicago relatively low, new report finds

Local direct public funding provided through grants for the arts in Chicago is low compared to similar urban regions, according to a new report from the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago. With relatively low local funding, Chicago arts organizations receive a majority of their funding grants from state and federal sources — […]

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Local public grants for art in Chicago relatively low, new report finds

Local direct public funding provided through grants for the arts in Chicago is low compared to similar urban regions, according to a new report from the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago. With relatively low local funding, Chicago arts organizations receive a majority of their funding grants from state and federal sources — […]

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Joe Arpaio Insulted in 'Incendiary' Chicago Public School Test Question on

Joe Arpaio Insulted in 'Incendiary' Chicago Public School Test Question on … A test question on a Chicago Public Schools (CPS) assessment asking seventh graders to compare differing views on immigration, including one written by a fictitious Bush administration official whose name sounds almost exactly like that of Maricopa … Full News here – Read […]

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Chicago Public Media taking over distribution of 'This American Life'

Chicago Public Media taking over distribution of 'This American Life' Chicago Public Media will begin self-distribution of its signature program, "This American Life," on July 1, taking over key business functions for one of public radio's most significant franchises. The move, announced Wednesday, will deliver the … Full News here – Read more on Chicago […]

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Public helps top HS student fight for valedictorian spot

The valedictorian vendetta continues. A student who had all the grades didn’t get top honors, because of a school policy. Now, the fight goes to the public. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Gift from Randy and Melvin Berlin to bring leading public intellectuals to campus

Beginning in 2014, the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago will welcome leading scholars, writers and creative artists from around the world through the new Randy L. Berlin and Melvin R. Berlin Family Lectures. The new series will bring to campus individuals who are making fundamental contributions to the arts, humanities and […]

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Picnic Commemorates 50 Closed Chicago Public Schools

CHICAGO (CBS) – Dozens of parents and even more children turned out at McKinley Park for a memorial in to the fifty Chicago Public Schools that were closed a year ago. WBBM’s Bob Roberts that it was anything but somber and if you came expecting angry parents around a megaphone, you came to the wrong […]

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