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  • Rauner tries to distance himself from CPS contract scandal

    Rauner tries to distance himself from CPS contract scandal
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday sought to distance himself and a private education group he helps fund from the growing scandal over a $20.5 million no-bid contract at Chicago Public Schools that is under federal investigation. The governor's...
  • Feds seek files on elite nonprofit in Chicago schools probe

    Federal investigators looking into Chicago Public Schools' dealings with a leadership training academy are also examining records involving an elite nonprofit group led by a powerful board comprised of movers and shakers. Authorities have sought...
  • Feds eye CPS records on education group backed by state's, city's elites

    Feds eye CPS records on education group backed by state's, city's elites
    Federal corruption investigators looking into a $20.5 million no-bid contract at Chicago Public Schools also have asked for any records related to an elite nonprofit education group that has long been at the center of city school reform efforts —...
  • Emanuel scoffs at Rauner suggestion that CPS declare bankruptcy

    Emanuel scoffs at Rauner suggestion that CPS declare bankruptcy
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday threw cold water on Gov. Bruce Rauner's suggestion that Chicago Public Schools should consider declaring bankruptcy to get its financial house in order, instead returning to the argument that the state should provide relief...
  • Emanuel, Garcia take different stances on Lucas museum

    Emanuel, Garcia take different stances on Lucas museum
    Debates over city finances, school closings and crime have taken center stage during the mayoral election, but lower on the list is another issue that separates Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia: the proposal to build the Lucas museum on Chicago'...
  • Emanuel and Garcia scour city for votes

    Emanuel and Garcia scour city for votes
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia held dueling rallies and both made appearances before an African-American women’s convention Saturday as they scour the city for votes ahead of the April 7 runoff election....
  • At Starbucks, java and race make for a welcome blend

    To Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: Don't let the haters ruin your caffeine buzz. Schultz and his company are taking all sorts of flak for Race Together, a company-sponsored initiative to initiate conversations about race relations — including when...
  • Is Starbucks making you uncomfortable talking about race? Good!

    To Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: Don't let the haters ruin your caffeine buzz. Schultz and his company are taking all sorts of flak for Race Together, a company-sponsored initiative to initiate conversations about race relations ... including when...
  • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz defends 'Race Together' campaign

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz defends 'Race Together' campaign
    Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz defended the company’s campaign promoting race relations on coffee cups a day after unveiling it to widespread criticism on social media. Schultz provided few additional details about the “Race...
  • George Lucas works ‘Strange Magic’ with new animated film

     
    Forget Joseph Campbell and “The Power of Myth.” The inspiration for “Strange Magic,” the new animated feature co-written and produced […]...
  • George Lucas details plans to make, but not release, two new films

     
    George Lucas co-wrote and executive produced the new animated tale “Strange Magic,” which arrives in theaters Jan. 23.  The musical […]...