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Midday News Links: Archdiocese To Close, Consolidate Some Schools

By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 29, 2014 6:50PM

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  • Citing rising costs and low enrollment, Cardinal Francis George said the Archdiocese of Chicago will close and consolidate some schools in its system. [Sun-Times]
  • Nearly 50 people protesting the recent police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri successfully blocked traffic at the Wicker Park intersection of North, Damen and Milwaukee Avenues Tuesday. [DNAInfo Chicago]
  • CTA will debut two electric-powered buses during Wednesday's evening rush. [Tribune]
  • A west suburban teen had his bionic arm stolen from a parked car in Pilsen. [Fox News Chicago]
  • Seven Harper High School students were hospitalized and the school evacuated after a gas main leak was discovered this morning. [Sun-Times]