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The Rundown: Rising food allergies and the city's elite high schools

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Allergies: Food allergies are on the rise, but few know what’s behind the over 18 percent increase in allergic reactions. Local allergist Dr. Steve Handoyo discusses the science behind allergens, and Nut-Free Mom blogger Jenny Kales shares her experience of raising a daughter with severe nut allergies.

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The recent story by WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton about the number of privately-educated kids in elite CPS high schools generated a lot of buzz online. Linda responds to your web comments and calls. To join the conversation, dial 312.923.9239.

 

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