Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Rigg speaks about the closing of its schools in the Chicago area

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The Chicago Archdiocese will be closing all 176 of its catholic schools in Cook and Lake counties effective Monday. Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Chicago, says the final decision was made after consulting with area health officials.

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