| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Pregnant teachers at a Northwest Side elementary school received lowered performance ratings and were targeted for firing by their principal, according to a lawsuit the U.S. government filed Tuesday against the Chicago Board of Education and Chicago...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 2:40 PM
President Barack Obama floated an ambitious idea last week: No-cost community college.
"Put simply, what I'd like to do is see the first two years of community college free for everybody who is willing to work for it," Obama said.
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:12 AM
You won't find the following posted to the candidate surveys page of the Tribune's Election Central, as that site confines itself to non-fictional candidates. But Justin Kaufmann of the comedy troupe Schadenfreude has sent over the questionnaire responses...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 2:56 PM
A recent commentary writer penned that so few students in Chicago Public Schools walk to school anymore, thus schools should remain open during sub-zero cold snaps as they have in the past (“Toughen up kids: Cold is a lousy excuse to close schools,&...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:20 PM
A few hours after her house was destroyed Tuesday in a natural gas explosion, Chicago Public Schools teacher Darlene Sheahan was getting help from co-workers and parents of her current and former students.
Sheahan teaches at Sutherland School in the...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:36 PM
Days after terrorist killings in Paris, officials with the Simon Wiesenthal Center released a list Tuesday of alarming anti-Semitic incidents in the Midwest last year.
In Chicago, swastikas and anti-Semitic messages were spray-painted on the garages...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 9:09 AM
I am a former Chicago Public Schools student. I attended CPS from the late 1950s through the early 1970s. Especially in the early primary years, I had to wear skirts or dresses; in the winter, this was torture. I often arrived at school (a short four-...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:48 PM
Chicago Public Schools and more than 125 school districts in the area decided to close Wednesday as a cold front sliding off the Canadian Rockies threatens to drive wind chills into dangerous territory for the next two days.
Chicago school buildings...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:33 AM
More than 200 school districts across the area, including Chicago Public Schools, were closed Wednesday as temperatures hovered around zero at daybreak and dangerous wind chills were in the forecast for the rest of the week.
For those who ventured out,...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 5:11 PM
As a bone-chilling cold front approached, north suburban Superintendent Lonny Lemon said he was in a meeting Tuesday when "everyone's phones started exploding" with news about impending school closings. The calls, texts and emails were prompted by the...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 7:43 PM
White-out conditions were reported on several expressways, and more than 400 flights were canceled at O'Hare and Midway airports, as blowing snow hit the Chicago area in time for the afternoon rush Thursday.
Visibility was down to a matter of yards along...