| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Chicago Public Schools announced yesterday that five elementary and middle schools are adding increasingly popular International Baccalaureate programs in the fall.
Four schools will offer programs for students in grades six through eight: William H....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Monday morning's weekend update from many city parents centered on Chicago Public Schools notification letters landing in mailboxes Saturday.
Most parents received letters regarding their child’s acceptance — or, more commonly, their wait-...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Chicago parents who applied to magnet or selective public schools for 2014-15 have either begun celebrating admission or calculating their odds of later acceptance.
Chicago Public Schools sent notification letters for magnet school admissions (and for...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing to raise property taxes and cut retirement benefits for some city workers to start digging out of a massive pension debt he inherited.
But the proposal the mayor and his top aides outlined late Monday would not...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:17 AM
When Mayor Rahm Emanuel put together his first budget in 2011, he sent a not-so-subtle message to city workers who owed City Hall for parking tickets, water bills and other fees and fines: Pay up or you could be suspended or fired.
"I am creating a...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Letters to the editor from Orland Park, Tinley Park, Lansing, Homewood and Lockport.
Tax the wealthy
Abraham Lincoln, considered by many the greatest president in U.S. history, believed government could do great things. Lincoln, the creator of our...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Curie will have to give up its city championship but its seven academically ineligible players might be allowed to participate in the upcoming state tournament.
Curie coach Mike Oliver will not.
A week after Curie beat Young 69-66 in four overtimes to...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Consolidated High School District 230 looked to its own administrators, teachers and alumni to fill three leadership roles at Sandburg High School and Stagg High School.
Deb Baker, Stagg's associate principal, will take the helm at Sandburg next fall,...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 has hired a new human resources director.
David Ruhland, now a director of employee engagement for Chicago Public Schools, starts work in Oak Park May 5, according to a news release.
| Feb 6, 2014
Letters to the editor from Lisle, Downers Grove, La Grange, Batavia and Glen Ellyn.
I have liked all the popes, but Francis seems to be finding and hitting a long lost chord that is resonating quite well with our times. It is as if we...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Chicago Public Schools tend to be known for their talented basketball players.
A Young junior is trying to change that.
At the boys state swimming and diving meet Friday, Mossimo Chavez won his preliminary heats in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyles,...