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  • Teel Time: Basketball Hall honors Boo Williams with Human Spirit Award

    Teel Time: Basketball Hall honors Boo Williams with Human Spirit Award
    The phone call early Monday afternoon was classic Boo Williams. NCAA tournament observations, coaching gossip and a random request. “Teel,” he said, “could you look something up for me?” A friend had just congratulated Williams...
  • Next stop for Metra: A pro or a politician to run agency?

    Next stop for Metra: A pro or a politician to run agency?
    Metra's board spent about 10 months screening 40 candidates during a nationwide search before selecting Los Angeles native Alex Clifford to be the commuter rail agency's CEO in February 2011. On Friday, after several months of closed-door negotiations...
  • Maryland college offering credit for massive open online courses

    Maryland college offering credit for massive open online courses
    The University of Maryland University College expects to be among the first wave of schools this academic year awarding transfer credit to those who have taken — and can prove they learned from — certain "massive open online courses," known as...
  • Quinn tries to regain footing by switching to campaign mode

    Quinn tries to regain footing by switching to campaign mode
    The busy chief executive of the nation's fifth-largest state probably wouldn't be expected to set aside time to attend an initial hearing in a lawsuit filed against him, but there was Gov. Pat Quinn on the 23rd floor of the Daley Center. The...
  • Vallas says he's OK playing 'second banana' to Quinn

    Vallas says he's OK playing 'second banana' to Quinn
    When he was Chicago Public Schools CEO, Paul Vallas developed a reputation as a control freak who thought he was the smartest guy in the room while he sometimes upstaged his boss, then-Mayor Richard M. Daley. On Tuesday, the new Democratic lieutenant...
  • UB hopes new type of online class will transform education

    UB hopes new type of online class will transform education
    For the first time this spring, students who want to take a class at the University of Baltimore with a Pulitzer Prize-winning civil rights historian won't be bound by the university they chose to attend. The class, taught by local author Taylor Branch,...
  • Open thread: Weeks in review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
  • Quinn's head start a parting gift from Daley

     
    From Sunday's print column Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign reports that he spent $5.87 million four years ago in his primary race against fellow Democrat Dan Hynes. Would Quinn have spent more than that against former Commerce Department Secretary Bill Daley,.....
  • Quinn looks to end 'say to play' voting

     
    Let's pass a long overdue law to allow voters to participate in primary elections without having to publicly declare their party affiliation.... Pat Quinn in Wednesday's state of the state speech As you probably know, to participate in a primary......
  • 2 teachers union lobbyists teach for a day to qualify for hefty pensions

    2 teachers union lobbyists teach for a day to qualify for hefty pensions
    Two lobbyists with no prior teaching experience were allowed to count their years as union employees toward a state teacher pension once they served a single day of subbing in 2007, a Tribune/WGN-TV investigation has found. Steven Preckwinkle, the...