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  • Confederate flag controversies have history in Chicago too

    Following last week's killings in a South Carolina church, an intense debate on racism is playing out in many Southern states over the history and meaning of the Confederate flag, and whether its display is appropriate or disparaging. While these issues are being debated in the heart of the former Confederacy, Chicago also has a history with the rebel flag.
  • The best school nobody wanted

    The best school nobody wanted
    Two weeks ago, North Side activists and political leaders declared victory when they blocked an outstanding public school from moving into an empty building on the edge of the Uptown neighborhood. The Noble Network of Charter Schools wanted to move...

    Noble charter drops plans for Uptown campus

    Noble charter drops plans for Uptown campus
    After encountering a growing chorus of community opposition, the Noble Network of Charter Schools has abandoned plans to open a campus in the Uptown area next school year, officials said Thursday. The Noble Academy will instead move from its current Loop...

    Meeks: Tax swap was good idea, but times have changed

    Meeks: Tax swap was good idea, but times have changed
    As state senators prepared to discuss Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal for a property tax freeze in Springfield on Tuesday, I talked to James Meeks about legislation he once managed to pass in the Senate that would have actually lowered property tax bills....

    New Trier hosts sixth annual Field Day for LEARN Excel in Chicago

    More than 400 students from the LEARN Excel Charter School in Chicago visited the New Trier High School freshman campus in Northfield on June 8 for the sixth annual Field Day. The kindergarten through fifth-grade students took part in relay races, art...