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Security guards escort a protester from the Chicago Board of Education meeting Wednesday evening.

Dec. 15, 2011

Wednesday night's Chicago Board of Education was overcome by protestors angered by proposals to close troubled schools. WBEZ’s Linda Lutton was at the meeting and joined Eight Forty-Eight to provide an update. Then, Kate Dries looks at the link between transportation and school attendance--and where subsidized transportation comes in. Then WBEZ's Auburn Gresham, Chicago series, which presents pictures and personal stories from Chicago’s Southwest Side, continued; producer Bill Healy introduced listeners to a teenager who's struggling with the pull of the neighborhood streets and the neighborhood priest who is trying to help him. And in honor of the “most wonderful time of the year,” the Dueling Critics shared which productions will make theatergoe merry and bright.