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Senate unanimously extends Chicago school-closing deadline

Updated: November 29, 2012 12:51PM

SPRINGFIELD — Without discussion, the Illinois Senate sent Gov. Pat Quinn Thursday legislation that would extend a deadline for Chicago Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett to draw up a list of schools the district intends to close next fall.

The 51-0 vote will move the deadline to publish a list of schools that will be mothballed from Saturday to March 31.

Quinn has not indicated a position on the legislation sought by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, with the governor's office saying only that Quinn intends to review it.

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