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GOP seeks state control of Chicago schools; Democrats say plan’s unfair and a non-starter

SPRINGFIELD — Republicans on Wednesday announced a plan to put the financially floundering Chicago Public Schools system under state control and open the option of bankruptcy as a possible financial solution. Democratic response was swift, in opposition and included Senate President John Cullerton saying, “This is not going to happen.” Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno and House GOP Leader Jim Durkin unveiled the plan in Chicago, saying the CPS crisis was only deepening and both stude