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  • Trade shows aim to be good neighbors

    Trade shows aim to be good neighbors
    Retired teacher Patricia Rose Upczak is hoping to leave more than inspiration behind when the International Conference on Creativity, Thinking & Education at the Congress Plaza Hotel concludes in May. Upczak reached out to Chicago-based Renaissance...
  • Chicago theater openings for April 18-24

     Chicago theater openings for April 18-24
    FRIDAY "Principal Principle": Joe Zarrow's play, given a world premiere by Stage Left Theatre and Theatre Seven of Chicago, concerns a woman who leaves a corporate job to become a Chicago Public Schools teacher. Through May 18 at Theater Wit, 1229 W....
  • State bill would limit suspensions, end fines for students

    State bill would limit suspensions, end fines for students
    In the midst of national efforts to promote disciplinary policies that keep children in the classroom, legislation that would limit the length of suspensions for all but the most serious infractions and put an end to disciplinary fines is under...
  • Portia Bailey-Beal, music teacher and church official, 1912-2014

     Portia Bailey-Beal, music teacher and church official, 1912-2014
    Portia T. Bailey-Beal, a music teacher and retired music supervisor for Chicago Public Schools, sat down at the piano while celebrating her 100th birthday and hammered out a rousing rendition of the DuSable High School fight song. "Even as an older...
  • Michelle Obama to meet with Chicago students at Howard University

    WASHINGTON—First lady Michelle Obama plans to meet Chicago high school students in the nation's capital Thursday when they visit Howard University to gain exposure to college life, White House aides said. Bow Wow, a rapper, actor and co-host of...
  • Towns target teens' use of e-cigarettes

    Towns target teens' use of e-cigarettes
    The village of Barrington has an ordinance that forbids minors from possessing e-cigarettes, and the local school system also bans the devices. But such is the concern over "vaping" — the practice of inhaling nicotine-spiked vapor through a battery-...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 15

    Pilot identity Because of the saga of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, one question I have: Do I have a right to know who is flying my airplane? Who is the person I am trusting with my life, and the lives of my family members? How long has the person...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 14

    Leaf-blowing assaults It's lawn-care combat season again, and I recently experienced the first noise attack. I find it offensive to step outside my door and have the peace of the neighborhood drowned out by the obnoxiously loud whine of a leaf blower....
  • Chicago races to run in April

    Chicago races to run in April
    Now that the snow has melted and the sidewalks and streets are actually visible, it's time to lace up those running shoes. RedEye has compiled a list of April races to run in Chicago. (Information subject to change.) April 12 >> Be the Match 5K...
  • Springfield rally today over raft of charter school bills

    Springfield rally today over raft of charter school bills
    Feeling challenged by about a dozen bills under consideration in Springfield, advocates of privately run but publicly funded charter schools are set to descend on the state Capitol for a Tuesday rally. The Illinois Network of Charter Schools said...
  • Vallas lands six-figure job with Quinn supporter

    Vallas lands six-figure job with Quinn supporter
    Paul Vallas, who returned to Illinois last month as Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate, has been hired to a six-figure job as a municipal finance consultant by a longtime friend and political supporter of the Democratic governor. Vallas began his...