An Illinois State Senate committee is expected to vote on a gun control measure Monday. They’re scheduled to hear from some parents whose children died in December’s mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
The biggest reason Chicago’s school district says it’s closing 53 grammar schools is to give students a better education. But how “better” is defined has become a point of contention in a heated debate.
It’s obvious when you walk through Lafayette Elementary that music is a big part of the school. Every weekday afternoon, students toting violins, violas and cellos shuffle down the third floor of the building.