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What happened to the money CPS paid to the Save a Life Foundation

One of the bigger national stories that people should look into before they go around praising Arne Duncan and his work and ways is Duncan's peculiar relationship with the "Save a Life Foundation," a suburban Chicago group that got millions of dollars of public money from state, national, and local sources (including Chicago's public schools) until it was exposed as a fraud on Chicago TV three years ago.

The question swirling around Duncan is why he never went after the Save a Life Foundation dollars the way he's gone after pennies from teachers, principals and others who crossed him.

But as November arrived, nobody in Chicago was talking about one of the biggest schemes ever to take money from government in Illinois — and why Arne Duncan not only went along with it, but found himself as a cartoon character in "Save A Life" marketing materials.

This story will be updated in future months and in future editions of Substance. 

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