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Illinois State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins will host a public hearing Monday evening to gather input on addressing the truancy crisis in Chicago Public Schools. The hearing is one of a series authorized by House Joint Resolution 1, which Collins sponsored in the Senate last year.

The event, Truancy in CPS Task Force hearing (open to the public and the media), will be held today, Monday, April 28. 5:30 to 7 p.m.,  in  the Community Room, Urban Partnership Bank,   7801 S. State St., Chicago. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Truancy endangers educational outcomes and state funding, which is calculated in part on the basis of average daily attendance.

At the hearing, Collins will be joined by State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia, who sponsored the resolution in the House.

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