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  • Study: More CPS graduates completing college, but rate still troubling

    Study: More CPS graduates completing college, but rate still troubling
    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...
  • Helping CPS students to and through college

    Helping CPS students to and through college
    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...
  • Roundup | Thursday, Nov. 13

    Roundup | Thursday, Nov. 13
    Football ‘Throwback’? That’s Lemont’s Flynn Nagel There are receivers who make a catch and prefer to tiptoe out of bounds to avoid making contact with a defender. Don’t put Lemont’s Flynn Nagel in that group....
  • College tuition hikes slowing, report says

     College tuition hikes slowing, report says
    Families remain justifiably concerned about paying for college, but there may be cause for some relief, according to a new national report. Though college tuition and fee prices still outpaced the rate of inflation in the past year, the average...
  • York High School honors distinguished alumni

    York High School honors distinguished alumni
    York High School's second annual alumni awards recognized a physician working on HIV, an athletic coach and an Academy Award-winning sound editor, among others, as Dukes of Distinction. "It's a great way to reconnect people who've had extremely...
  • Glenbrook South students take part in STEM project

    Glenbrook South students take part in STEM project
    There's no simple multiple-choice answer to the question facing nearly 50 science students at Glenbrook South High School. In fact, they'll likely spend some 20 hours formulating a solution to this real-world problem: "How can we evaluate our critical...
  • Chicago cop's suicide tied to stress over lawsuit

    Chicago cop's suicide tied to stress over lawsuit
    Robert Campbell, in his eight years as a Chicago police officer, came to love the job and dreamed of ascending in the department, much as his uncle had. Though he rarely spoke to family members about his work or its inherent stress, they were well aware...
  • Downers Grove teen picked for Army marching band

    Downers Grove teen picked for Army marching band
    Sam Tedeschi aspired to play percussion, as a child but a turn with a brass instrument in fourth grade quickly changed his plans. "My dad brought a tuba home one day, and I just fell in love with it," said Tedeschi, a senior at Downers Grove South...
  • Jane C. Newman, 1945-2014

     Jane C. Newman, 1945-2014
    Jane C. Newman was a physical education teacher at Wiesbrook Elementary School in Wheaton at a time when budget cuts were prompting district administrators to consider reducing or eliminating gym classes. Mrs. Newman held strong views about the value of...
  • Norman Sturm, teacher and administrator at schools in DuPage County, 1946-2014

     Norman Sturm, teacher and administrator at schools in DuPage County, 1946-2014
    Norman P. Sturm, who spent more than 30 years as an industrial arts teacher and administrator in DuPage County, created Addison Trail High School's first graphic arts program. Mr. Sturm, 67, died Saturday, June 14, at Gibson Area Hospital in downstate...
  • Family asks for kindness on anniversary of son's disappearance

     Family asks for kindness on anniversary of son's disappearance
    For Karen and Mike Laspisa, every birthday, every holiday, every month is one more without Bryce. This weekend they reached another milestone — one year since their son, a Naperville Central High School graduate, went missing in California....