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PFT: Bears had talked Cutler deal pre-Trestman hire

The Bears kicked the can down the road a year with Henry Melton, failing to reach a long-term contract with their franchise-tagged defensive tackle. Likewise, they elected to wait to do a deal with quarterback Jay Cutler after some degree of talks. According to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune, Full story

Battle of Detroit, Chicago next?

   A Federal judge approved the expedited hearing for Detroit's bankruptcy case, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn. Also, a look at the likelihood the same thing could happen in Chicago, with Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune.

Chicago to close 61 school buildings

Chicago Public Schools said Thursday it plans to close 54 schools and a total of 61 school buildings this year, disproportionately affecting the city's African-American families. Full story

Breaking: Chicago to close 61 school buildings

Chicago Public Schools announced Thursday they plan to close 61 schools this year, disproportionately affecting the city's African-American families. Full story

Developing: Chicago prepares for wave of school closures

As many as 50 schools in Chicago could be closed this year, disproportionately affecting the city's African-American families. Full story

The Gaggle: Presidential outreach

   Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune’s Matea Gold, executive Director for the Latino Partnerships for Conservative Principles, Alfonso Aguilar and The Center for American Progress’ former Democratic Congressman Tom Perriello join The Daily Rundown’s Chuck Todd to talk about Jeb Bush, the President’

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  Why GOP House members must make the Heritage Action grade

NBC’s Luke Russert and Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page dissect the grading systems conservative groups use to make sure that Republicans vote their way on gun control, immigration, and anything else conservatives want.

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