| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:49 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday announced the appointment of a West Side pastor to the Chicago State University board of trustees.
The Rev. Marshall Hatch has worked as a pastor, most recently at New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Rauner's office...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 3:46 PM
Chicago State University President Wayne Watson announced Friday that he plans to retire near the end of his contract in June 2016, capping off a tenure he called challenging but enjoyable.
"This has been one of the most fulfilling journeys I've had...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 6:54 AM
A taxi driver for nearly a decade, Chinedu Madu worked seven days a week, often 12 hours a day, crisscrossing the city while taking passengers to their destinations.
With road conditions worsening in Thursday evening's snowstorm, Madu's wife urged him...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 12:22 PM
A 23-year-old Chicago man who was on probation for a drug-related conviction has been charged with the killing of a taxi driver on the West Side on Thursday evening, police said.
Tyrese Bell was charged with killing Chinedu Madu, 51, on the 1200 block...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 2:43 PM
Vivian Madu always worried when her husband was out in his cab at night.
Thursday evening, she was particularly concerned. It was snowing and the roads were bad, but her husband Chinedu insisted on picking up his cab. He left home around 5:30 p.m., the...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Of 100 freshmen who start at a Chicago public high school, about 14 will graduate from a four-year college by their mid-20s, a number that has improved over time but is still troubling and below the national average, according to a report to be released...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Back in 2006, the University of Chicago calculated that just 8 out of every 100 freshmen in Chicago Public Schools eventually earn a college degree. That was a dismal gauge of Chicago's future. While not everyone is destined for college, people who do...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:27 PM
With a Thursday deadline looming for submitting their official proposals, two Chicago universities hoping to host the Obama presidential library are lining up support from across the city, seeking to build coalitions that would strengthen their bids....
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:32 AM
The suburb of Burr Ridge was founded in 1956, when Dennis DeYoung was a tiny 9-year-old boy living in the Chicago neighborhood of Roseland, fooling around with an accordion and dreaming some sort of musical dreams.
Whatever those might have been —...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:18 AM
With less than two weeks until Election Day, the race for Illinois governor is a dead heat as Republican challenger Bruce Rauner has made significant inroads among suburban voters, especially women, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows.
The survey found...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:33 AM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sharply clashed Tuesday night over who could better improve the lives of African Americans during a South Side debate focused on education, crime, jobs and taxes.
Rauner is trying to...