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Chicago Board of Ed can't stop IL commission from keeping three Chicago charter schools open

Scott Holland Aug. 19, 2016, 4:35pm

A state appeals court upheld a ruling in favor of the Illinois State Charter School Commission, agreeing the commission had the authority to overrule the Chicago Board of Education's attempt to close three Chicago charter schools. 

Cook County judge tosses lawsuit brought by Pfleger, other activists vs suburbs over gun shop regulation

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 2, 2016, 8:27pm

A Cook County judge has abruptly ended an attempt by a coalition of Chicago community activists, including Fr. Michael Pfleger and others, to use an Illinois civil rights law to force suburban communities to more stringently regulate gun shops operating within their borders, who the activists say are responsible for a disproportionate share of the firearms used by criminals and gangbangers to terrorize Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods.