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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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&...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bruce Rauner Fast Facts

    Bruce Rauner Fast Facts
    Political party: Republican Current job: Chairman, R8 Capital, investment firm Age: 58 Born in: Chicago Lives in: Winnetka Personal: Married to Diana, six children. Previous positions: Chairman, GTCR (retired 2012). Served on the boards of...
  • Corrections and clarifications for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

    An editorial Monday said U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider won election in 2012 by less than 1 percent of the vote. In fact he won by 1.2 percent of the vote. The Local Sounds feature in Friday's preprinted On The Town section incorrectly spelled the name of a...
  • CPS not taking proposals for new charter schools

    CPS not taking proposals for new charter schools
    Chicago Public Schools will not be taking proposals for any additional charter schools for the 2015-16 school year, a district spokesman said Thursday. The district will not issue a request for new school proposals until December, and won’t accept...