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Last fall Chicago Public Schools cut a unit that helped families sign up for public assistance. Pictured here is a Juana, an undocumented immigrant and parent who got help from the unit and says she can now afford to buy healthier food for her family.
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Last fall Chicago Public Schools cut a unit that helped families sign up for public assistance. Pictured here is a Juana, an undocumented immigrant and parent who got help from the unit and says she can now afford to buy healthier food for her family.

How a $1 million budget cut could cost CPS millions more

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District officials said they were cutting costs last year by eliminating a tiny unit that helped poor families sign up for public benefits. But now the cash-strapped CPS could lose out on millions of dollars in state poverty grants, while thousands of children go without food and health insurance.

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