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Suburban Kids Take Coveted Spots in City’s Top Schools by Cheating System

THE LOOP — Suburban kids snatched some of the most sought-after spots in Chicago’s selective-enrollment schools by lying about where they actually live, according to a report by the Chicago Public Schools’ watchdog.

City parents work for years — and sweat for years — trying to their kids into the selective-enrollment schools like Payton College Prep and Whitney Young.

But the new report accuses “numerous suburban families” of getting their kids into the elite selective-enrollment city schools through phony residency claims.