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►The head of Chicago Public Schools, Jean-Claude Brizard, is stepping down. Mayor Rahm Emanuel handpicked Brizard to run Chicago's public school system — the third largest in the country — shortly after he took office in 2011.
►The 19 year-old Chicago teenager accused of plotting to bomb a downtown Chicago bar was in court again Thursday. Dressed in orange jail clothes, Adel Daoud looked cheerful during Thursday's arraignment. He even joked to Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman about the maximum life sentence he faced, telling her it couldn't be longer.
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►Women make up more than half of the workforce, but just a quarter work in one of the fastest growing industries around -- the tech sector. Some worry that a new kind of good ol’ boys network is taking root. But a group of Chicago educators is trying to change that.
And your WEATHER for today: Some clouds with isolated showers in the morning near the lake then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent. Tonight, mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, lows in the lower 40s.
And sadly the weekend forecast isn’t looking too promising - Saturday, still a little rainy with possible thunderstorms, highs in the mid 60s. Wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour through the afternoon, chance of precipitation 80 percent. Saturday night, showers and thunderstorms likely, lows in the mid 60s, chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Sunday, windy and cloudy with showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then partly sunny with a chance of showers in the afternoon, highs in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent. Sunday night, partly cloudy lows in the mid 40s
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