Chicago invited some controversy back in 2008 with a pilot program that paid kids for doing well in
school. While the merits of cash-for-class is still being
debated, plenty of area businesses have their own incentive
programs, rewarding kids with everything from sweets to sports
"It's just a small something to encourage kids to work hard,"
says Ronnie Holloway, co-owner of Chicago Allstars, a sports
memorabilia store in Jefferson Park that rewards kids with a pack
of trading cards. "When i was going to school, we didn't have
anything like that, but I think it would have been nice."
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