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State Senator Patricia Van Pelt
5th Senate District
SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) issued the following statement in response to the ruling on Chicago Public Schools’ lawsuit against the state:
“Governor Rauner has made it clear that Chicago’s children are just pawns in his political game, but I am hopeful that enough members of the General Assembly will come together to provide Chicago Public Schools with the same level of funding that every other school district receives. It’s time to put politics aside and put our children and their education first.”
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)'s Future Leaders in Planning leadership development program offers a free program for teens who want to have a voice in the future of the Chicago region. High school students who want to help make their community a better place should apply for CMAP's Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program.
Watch this video to learn more about experiences of previous FLIP graduates and read a recap of the 2016 program.
Applications for the July program are due on May 15, 2017. Click here to apply.
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