| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:10 PM
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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:14 PM
Political party: Republican
Current job: Chairman, R8 Capital, investment firm
Born in: Chicago
Lives in: Winnetka
Personal: Married to Diana, six children.
Chairman, GTCR (retired 2012). Served on the boards of...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:56 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:04 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:01 PM
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...
| Sep 28, 2009
| 10:15 PM
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...
| Oct 8, 2010
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,...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 11:57 AM
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...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:27 PM
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.
| Jan 15, 2011
| 5:08 PM
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.