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  • Saving Catholic schools has been Cardinal George's personal cause

     Saving Catholic schools has been Cardinal George's personal cause
    To help tens of thousands of Chicago-area Catholic school students, Cardinal Francis George has gone to Springfield, launched a $350 million fundraising campaign and just last week put the archdiocese's schools in his will. But his 17-year tenure has...
  • The real debate about Chicago schools

    The real debate about Chicago schools
    Two challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel — 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia — have released education platforms this week. It's safe to say their priorities do not mirror what Chicago Public Schools...
  • Study: Chicago charter schools lag traditional ones

     Study: Chicago charter schools lag traditional ones
    Charter schools have failed to improve Chicago's public school system and perform less ably than comparable traditional schools, according to a new report from an urban research group at the University of Minnesota Law School. The Institute on...
  • CPS gave 38 shots for allergic reactions in year

      CPS gave 38 shots for allergic reactions in year
    In the first year that Chicago Public Schools stocked epinephrine injectors at all schools, nurses and other trained workers administered the hormone 38 times, according a study by Northwestern Medicine published Monday in the American Journal of...
  • Bruce Rauner, 'business guy' or politician?

    Bruce Rauner, 'business guy' or politician?
    Bruce Rauner's voice boomed across the beer garden at Schooner's, a blue-collar Bloomington watering hole known for its king-size pork tenderloin sandwiches that could feed a family of four. "Look, I'm not a politician, I'm a business guy," declared...
  • Kids join corporate accountability group for McDonald's protest

    Kids join corporate accountability group for McDonald's protest
    The Chicago Tribune Media Group's the Doings reports:¬†Forty-eight fourth-graders from a Chicago charter school joined forces Nov. 12 outside a Darien McDonald’s with representatives from a corporate accountability organization to protest McDonald&...
  • Pelicans' Anthony Davis all work, and oh how he can play

    He can stuff a box score, as he does regularly but perhaps never as impressively as when he announced his ascendance with 26 points, 17 rebounds, nine blocks and three steals in the Pelicans' season-opening victory over the Magic. He can make veterans...
  • Church gives congregants $500 each to do good

    Church gives congregants $500 each to do good
    Christmas came early for people in the pews of LaSalle Street Church the first Sunday in September. That morning their pastor handed them $500 checks. The Rev. Laura Truax, pastor of the evangelical church in Chicago's Near North neighborhood, told...
  • North Shore violin teacher brings strings program to North Lawndale

    North Shore violin teacher brings strings program to North Lawndale
    For violin teacher Sarah Dupuis, far more than 23 miles divides her North Shore students from those she instructs at a charter school in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood. Dupuis says that, despite facing poverty and hardships unknown to her...
  • CPS gives schools new ratings to judge success and trouble

    CPS gives schools new ratings to judge success and trouble
    Chicago Public Schools officials unveiled new school performance ratings Wednesday that the district said will help educators and parents better identify struggling and successful schools. Under the system, most of the district's 664 schools have been...
  • Endorsements for Illinois House

    Endorsements for Illinois House
    The Tribune offers endorsements today in contested races for the Illinois House. 5th District: Republican newcomer Collin Johnson lives in the South Loop and spends most days inside Chicago public high schools overseeing a tutoring program. He is...