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School closings disappoint many aldermen
School closings disappoint many aldermen

After the Chicago School Board meeting Wednesday, many of the aldermen who argued unsuccessfully to keep schools in their wards open said they were disappointed with the process. Ald. Deborah Graham, 29th, said she went to testify at the school board meeting because she wanted to make sure officials understood how upset she and her constituents were about the closings. "It needed to be on the record that we have objections," Graham said. "This will go down in history. If this doesn't work, they need to know people were screaming at the top of their lungs." Graham said school officials could have gotten residents on board with the closing plan if they had taken a...

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