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  • Move to lower mandatory school age faces 'uphill climb'

    Move to lower mandatory school age faces 'uphill climb'
    To address a devastating pattern of elementary-grade absenteeism in Chicago Public Schools and across the state, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn have thrown their support behind legislation to lower Illinois' compulsory attendance age from 7 to 6 or even 5.
  • Legislator seeks truancy task force for Chicago schools

    Legislator seeks truancy task force for Chicago schools
    State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia today introduced legislation to create a task force to "address the truancy and excessive absences epidemic" in Chicago's public elementary schools. The resolution creating the panel would have to be approved by the state...

    Congressman Rush sets summit on child-abduction attempts

    U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush said he will summon top federal and local law enforcement authorities, crime victims and experts to a January summit in Chicago, seeking ways to better protect children from attempted stranger abductions. Rush said he is responding...

    Summit on missing children seeks answers

    At an emotionally-charged hearing on Chicago’s South Side Saturday, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush grilled top law enforcement officials about whether they respond forcefully enough when African-American and Hispanic children are reported missing or...

    Top officials vow new action to catch violent fugitives

    Top officials vow new action to catch violent fugitives
    At a 90-minute closed door meeting Thursday, top federal, state and local law enforcement officials laid out their plans for improving the government's faltering efforts to apprehend violent fugitives who cross U.S. borders to evade justice in Illinois....