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Immigrant Learning Center Slated To Close

Educators and students at an English language learning center for adults on Chicago’s North Side are sounding the alarm over a plan to close it. City Colleges of Chicago plans to close the Lakeview Learning Center in May, because it is underutilized, arguing students will have access to better resources to ESL and supportive services at its Truman College campus. But critics say that transitioning students to a new location will erase the history of a much-loved, progressive learning hub where many immigrants learned to assimilate to life in the U.S. WBEZ's Odette Yousef reports.

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