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  • Talk of the County: Is Lisa May eyeing a mayoral run in Waukegan?

    Talk of the County: Is Lisa May eyeing a mayoral run in Waukegan?
    Editor's Note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com. No compromises After the...
  • Education group gets involved in aldermanic races

    Education group gets involved in aldermanic races
    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...
  • Gov. Rauner defends paying staff more than Quinn

    Gov. Rauner defends paying staff more than Quinn
    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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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&...
  • 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...