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Chess programs losing out in CPS

The Illinois Chess Association has offered Chicago both the expertise and the money to build a non-profit scholastic chess program that rivals New York City.  It wouldn’t cost the city a penny. But the program is dead in the water.  Why?  Because of turnover of CPS administrations and senior staff, bureaucratic hurdles, and opposition by a few private chess companies who charge fees for their services.