| Feb 20, 2015
| 11:36 AM
The school system is destroying the importance of creativity in students. The arts are just as important as the core subjects in education. In today’s school system, education is more focused on the core subjects. The educational approach in schools...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 8:43 AM
As a future veterinarian, I am concerned about seeing stray animals walking around in neighborhoods, especially in mine, which is located in Washington Park. These lost animals are suffering from starvation and sickness like rabies and they are also...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 9:44 AM
As a student currently enrolled in high school, I am concerned about students who are not able to use computers for their homework because they do not own their own, cannot stay after school or cannot find the time to go to the library.
| Feb 13, 2015
| 9:33 AM
Chicago Heights Elementary School District 170 board members have rejected a proposed charter school that, ultimately, would have served 500 of the district's 3,400 K-through-8 students.
Thursday's unanimous and almost instantaneous action saw board...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 1:12 PM
The Tribune continues endorsements today in contested races for the Chicago City Council.
32nd Ward: If we were going to pick a model for thoughtful independence on the City Council, it would be Ald. Scott Waguespack. He voted against the original...
| Feb 7, 2015
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| Feb 2, 2015
| 8:42 AM
Residents in two wards with hard-fought aldermanic races will begin getting mailers Monday from an education group that favors charter school expansion in Chicago and opposes many of the Chicago Teachers Union's positions.
Democrats for Education...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:20 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner defended paying his top staff members significantly more than his predecessor, explaining Friday that he will pay what is necessary for talent.
The Republican has blasted Illinois' spending and state worker salaries as excessive....
| Dec 30, 2014
| 12:56 PM
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...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:07 PM
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...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 2:55 AM
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...