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Reward increased in death of slain CPS teacher

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Bullet hole at real estate office where teacher Betty Howard was shot Bullet hole at real estate office where teacher Betty Howard was shot
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - The reward for information in the murder of a Chicago Public Schools teacher who was shot to death last week on the South Side has been increased to $8,000.

Betty Howard, 58, was shot in the head about 5:25 p.m. Thursday while working in a real estate office in the 700 block of East 79th Street, authorities said.

A 58-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were also shot, and treated on the scene, police said.

Community activist Andrew Holmes said Thursday the reward for information in the shooting has been increased to $8,000. Anyone with information should call (800) 883-5587.

The beloved special education teacher at Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep would travel to homes to teach disabled students — doing whatever it took to help some of the city’s most challenged youth, her principal said Friday.

“She did it willingly, every single day — making home visits, working with kids after school, before school,” Principal D’Andre Weaver told the Chicago Sun-Times. “We truly miss her, we love her and we’re really thinking about her family at this time.”

Howard, who taught at Brooks for seven years, even rode school buses to help out when aides were absent, Weaver said.

Howard’s funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Salem Baptist Church at South Indiana Avenue and East 118th Place, Holmes said.

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