| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Chicago Public Schools is seeking to close two under-performing elementary schools and begin to phase out two struggling high schools next school year, part of a large-scale re-structuring of CPS under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s leadership team.
| Oct 3, 2011
| 3:50 PM
The University of Chicago Police Department is asking the city to extend the boundaries of its authority so it can help secure three charter schools.
The City Council Public Safety Committee recommended the request, made by university Police Chief Marlon...
| Dec 29, 2011
On January 1, 2012, more than 200 new laws, covering everything from local library boards to murder, will go into effect.
Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson says some that might impact you the most include:
- Toll hike
| Jan 17, 2012
| 8:45 PM
Trinity United Church of Christ hasn't changed its priorities. But four years after the Protestant church on Chicago's South Side came under siege during the 2008 presidential campaign, it faces fewer distractions.
Now, as Trinity's most famous former...
| May 17, 2011
| 12:41 PM
Academy Award-winning actress and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Jennifer Hudson is helping Weight Watchers kick off its 3rd Annual Walk-It Challenge to encourage the importance of physical activity and its impact on overall health.
| Jun 18, 2011
| 1:24 AM
Clusters of children without their required vaccinations in about 200 Illinois schools are raising the chances of school-based outbreaks of serious preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, a Tribune analysis of state data has found.
| Jul 27, 2011
There is a new non-profit organization in Chicago called 'The Awesome Foundation.' Members donate $1,000 of their own money to do nice things.
The first thing they're doing is donating money to a group that will install painted boxes full of free books....
| Jul 27, 2011
| 8:35 AM
Charter school advocates are asking Chicago Public Schools to give more money to charter schools in the upcoming school year.
With the district cutting per-pupil allocation by 4 percent last year and deciding to keep it flat this coming year, charter...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 8:09 PM
About 250 people streamed into Soldier Field Saturday for a public education expo that featured dozens of booths representing the steady growth of charter schools in Chicago.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard used the event to emphasize that...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 3:57 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — A sense of order and decorum prevails at Noble Street College Prep as students move quickly through a hallway adorned with banners from dozens of colleges. Everyone wears a school polo shirt neatly tucked into khaki trousers. There'...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 6:53 PM
Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard voiced support Monday for public dollars “following” students to private schools.
Speaking on a panel at a gathering for the Economic Club of Chicago, Brizard said he supported public dollars...