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Hearing airs CPS abuse — Saying farewell to Elizabeth Brackett — Rauner-Pritzker dueling mansion tax breaks

THE BUZZ: “Do you know what it’s like to be made to feel like a criminal when you were in fact, the victim?” that was Morgan Aranda, a former Walter Payton College Prep student who testified at a Wednesday hearing investigating systemic abuse within Chicago Public Schools. Aranda had reported sexual abuse by one of her teachers, only to face a series of interrogators who second-guessed her story, and even questioned what she was wearing at the time. Aranda said after she reported her teacher, she was placed back into his classroom as the investigation was underway. “I was shuttered into the dark, I felt as if I was the one under investigation,” Aranda said, stopping to swallow back tears. “It was clear that CPS did not believe me.” Watch here

The emotional testimony was the latest development in the fallout from a Chicago Tribune investigation that exposed years of abuse of CPS students while school officials bungled the complaints.

— “Illinois state lawmakers lash out at CPS over sexual abuse of students,” by Chicago Tribune’s Juan Perez Jr.

Alabama Gov. Ivey's doctor says she's in 'excellent health'

Responding to her primary challengers and questions about her physical condition, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey released a letter from her doctor on Wednesday saying the 73-year-old is in "excellent health."

In the brief letter, Dr. Brian Elrod wrote that he sees "no medical issues that would prevent (Ivey) from fulfilling her obligations as governor." Elrod said Ivey has received regular checkups. "Governor Ivey has had physicals for the past 15 years, and she is in excellent health," Elrod wrote.

Ivey's campaign released the letter after State Sen. Bill Hightower and other challengers in the June 5 Republican primary released their own medical information, including test results, and challenged other candidates to do the same.

Ivey, who turns 74 in the fall, would be among the oldest governors to take office in Alabama if elected in November. Her campaign said the letter should settle any questions.