Ald. Arena Talks Next Steps On TIF Funding Proposal For CPS

Ald. Arena Talks Next Steps On TIF Funding Proposal For CPS

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Although a tax increment financing (TIF) surplus resolution has stalled in the Chicago City Council, one alderman says the fight to redirect such funds to the cash-crunched school system continues.

Ald. John Arena (45th), with the council’s Progressive Reform Caucus, spoke about the TIF surplus resolution during a Tuesday evening education forum on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Chicago Jobs with Justice hosted the event at Irving Park Baptist Church, 4401 W. Irving Park Road.

Just hours earlier, Budget Committee Chairwoman Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) used a procedural move to delay consideration of …

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New Boiler for Prussing School

New Boiler for Prussing School

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New Boiler for Prussing School Where Kids Got Sick, CPS Says

By Heather Cherone | November 24, 2015 2:58pm | Updated November 25, 2015 9:43am

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Many Prussing parents waved signs and placards denouncing CPS’ response to the carbon monoxide leak at the Jefferson Park school throughout the meeting. View Full Caption

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JEFFERSON PARK — The boiler that sickened nearly 90 students and teachers at Prussing Elementary Schoolwill be replaced, Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool said in a letter to school officials Tuesday.

Although Claypool and other CPS officials told parents eight days ago that the boiler was …

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