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Mental health money for Chicago and Illinois schools


CHICAGO — Fourteen million dollars in new federal funding is headed to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Illinois State Board of Education.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is scheduled to unveil the funding details along with CPS CEO Pedro Martinez at an event Friday.

According to a news release from Durbin’s office, the federal dollars are for “informed trauma care and mental health staff in schools” and were approved by the bipartisan Safe Communities Act.

WGN plans to broadcast the full press conference live for this story beginning at approximately 10 a.m.


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