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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • El Centro wows with bright colors, visual rhythms

    El Centro wows with bright colors, visual rhythms
    Consider yourself lucky the next time you're stuck in traffic on the Kennedy Expressway around Kimball Avenue: The delay will let you check out a visually arresting zebra of a building. Dedicated Tuesday, this boldly sculpted academic structure is an...
  • FAQ on Chicago's 2016 Olympics bid

    FAQ on Chicago's 2016 Olympics bid
    When is the decision? On Friday. Voting in Copenhagen begins at 5 p.m. -- that's 10 a.m. in Chicago. If Chicago is eliminated in one of the early rounds of voting, we'll learn then. But if it's one of the final contenders, word won't come out until...
  • U.S. gives school a clean bill of health

    U.S. gives school a clean bill of health
    Could the Southwest Side be quietly hosting the healthiest school in the Midwest? If you judge by a prestigious federal award program, it very well might. Tuesday morning the Academy of Global Citizenship, nestled in the shadow of Midway Airport,...
  • City schools unveil cost-saving consolidations

    Some neighborhood schools would be consolidated and some charter or magnet schools given more space in a cost-saving measure being considered by Chicago Public Schools, interim CEO Terry Mazany announced today. “It's no secret that Chicago has a...
  • Setting up possible union fight, Emanuel picks new team to helm CPS

    Setting up possible union fight, Emanuel picks new team to helm CPS
    Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel pushed ahead with his pledge to reshape Chicago Public Schools on Monday, introducing an executive team led by a reformer from Rochester, N.Y., who has been unafraid to mix it up with teachers unions and parents. Jean-Claude...
  • Meeting on new city schools' plans turns boisterous

    Hoping to learn more about new charter school proposals in Chicago, several hundred parents, teachers and activists crowded into a South Side community center this morning for a contentious, sometimes theatrical, meeting about education in the city. The...