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Ashley Lisenby

After a year of name calling, threats of bankruptcy to Chicago Public Schools and Illinois’ top leaders refusing to even talk to each other, Friday there was an agreement in the state’s largely dysfunctional capital. It’s a small compromise, but universities are going to get some money. The plan would spread $600 million in total for the state’s public universities including the University of Illinois, scholarships for low income students and Chicago State University, which has said would close next week.