- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Public Schools officials say they’re selling nine unused properties for approximately $1.9 million.

The district said Thursday the properties include everything from vacant land to parking lots to buildings that it no longer needs and hasn’t used for years.

Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett says the sale comes at a time when the district is facing “difficult financial challenges.” She says the payment is significant and will eliminate nearly $70,000 a year in maintenance costs.

None of the sales involved schools that were closed two years ago.

CPS says the nine properties were sold to the highest bidder.

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