In recent weeks we've noted some individual stories stemming from the state budget crisis, including a Lombard social service provider who has stopped depositing her own paychecks and a Henry County hospital that will soon refuse to deliver babies. Here's the latest, as reported by Chicago Talks:
Parents of South Loop Elementary
students blasted school board officials Wednesday after they proposed a
voluntary fee [of $2,500 per family] to keep the school’s kindergarten program running.
Yep. Due to the looming Chicago Public Schools budget cuts, South Loop Elementary needs "a donation of $73,600 to employ a full-time teacher, which means at least two-thirds of parents will have to pay."