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Friday, November 06, 2009

Cook County Counting

Breaking news!
Illinois data on stimulus-related jobs saved, created don't add up

More than $4.7 million in federal stimulus aid so far has been funneled to schools in North Chicago, and state and federal officials say that money has saved the jobs of 473 teachers.

Problem is, the district employs only 290 teachers.

"That other number, I don't know where that came from," said Lauri Hakanen, superintendent of North Chicago Community Unit Schools District 187.

Gee whiz, you'd think the Chicago Tribune could solve this mystery, especially since it concerns a former Chicago politician and his cronies: that other number is dead teachers' jobs that were "saved."

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