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Over a 100 gathered on June 3, 2023 at Malcom X College to walk across the stage.

More than 200 students earned their high school diploma this year through the City Colleges of Chicago, and over a 100 gathered on June 3, 2023 at Malcom X College to walk across the stage. The public, community college system offers free classes to any Illinois resident who wants to get their high school diploma.

Tessa Weinberg

Over a 100 gathered on June 3, 2023 at Malcom X College to walk across the stage.

More than 200 students earned their high school diploma this year through the City Colleges of Chicago, and over a 100 gathered on June 3, 2023 at Malcom X College to walk across the stage. The public, community college system offers free classes to any Illinois resident who wants to get their high school diploma.

Tessa Weinberg

For City Colleges grads it was 'never too late' to get their high school degree

More than 200 students earned their high school diploma this year through the City Colleges of Chicago, and over a 100 gathered on June 3, 2023 at Malcom X College to walk across the stage. The public, community college system offers free classes to any Illinois resident who wants to get their high school diploma.

Tessa Weinberg

   

It’s graduation season in Chicago. Over the weekend, families and friends gathered at Malcolm X College on the Near West Side to celebrate a set of unconventional high school grads.

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