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  • Printers Row Lit Fest: The family guide

    Printers Row Lit Fest: The family guide
    This weekend marks the 30-year anniversary of the Printers Row Lit Fest, and there’s no shortage of family-friendly literary fun, with more than 30 events for kids, teens and parents. And those are just the scheduled events. At Just Kidding Park,...
  • Chicago school responds to anti-Semitic bullying

    Chicago school responds to anti-Semitic bullying
    Chicago Public Schools has found itself in the middle of a controversy over its handling of anti-Semitic bullying of an eighth-grade boy by other students at Ogden International School on the Near North Side. Three boys were suspended and apologized,...
  • It is almost impossible to fire bad teachers

    Good schools have good teachers. Period.  Charter schools have an edge because they can terminate bad teachers.  The Chicago Teachers Union contract makes it almost impossible for Chicago Public Schools to terminate bad teachers. -- Alicia Burns,...
  • Students who made anti-Semitic remarks barred from graduation ceremonies

    Students who made anti-Semitic remarks barred from graduation ceremonies
    After repeated demands that anti-Semitic remarks by Ogden International School students against a fellow eighth-grader be labeled a hate crime, a Chicago Public Schools official stopped short of characterizing the behavior that way but said the three boys...
  • Payton's Schultz finishes accomplished volleyball career; Lincoln-Way East advances to semifinals

    Payton's Earl Schultz was the best player on the court during his team's quarterfinal match with Warren, which is nothing new. Schultz, one of the better players Chicago Public Schools has produced, led Payton to three city and three sectional titles...
  • Reader-author bond strengthens Lit Fest

    Reader-author bond strengthens Lit Fest
    In 1985, Chicago's tempo was changing. Both politically and culturally, the city on the make was on the move. Harold Washington, marking two years in office, was weathering the intense difficulties that came with being the city's first African-...
  • Quinn gets it right, signs Chicago pension fix

    Quinn gets it right, signs Chicago pension fix
    Gov. Pat Quinn took a deep breath and did the right thing Monday. He got out of the way. Overcoming his election-year jitters, Quinn signed a bill that gives Chicago some tools to arrest its ever-deepening pension crisis. The measure, negotiated...
  • Chief Keef evicted from Highland Park home

    Chief Keef evicted from Highland Park home
    Chief Keef’s Instagram site tells the story: “Lookin For Houses.” The South Side rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, was evicted Tuesday from his rented mansion in Highland Park, police said. It’s the latest in a long...
  • California judge rightly strikes down teacher job protection laws

     California judge rightly strikes down teacher job protection laws
    Earlier this year, we told you about a riveting case unfolding in a Los Angeles courtroom. Nine students — among them 15-year-old Beatriz Vergara — contended that strong job protections enshrined in state law, including teacher tenure, made it...
  • No bail for reputed gang member charged with killing special ed teacher

    No bail for reputed gang member charged with killing special ed teacher
    A reputed gang member spotted “Nookie,” a rival with whom he was feuding, driving by on a busy South Side street late last month, according to Cook County prosecutors. The gang member, identified by authorities as Dominique Hodrick,...
  • Chicago pools could get energy efficiency revamp

    Chicago pools could get energy efficiency revamp
    The Chicago Infrastructure Trust approved its second project Thursday, a plan to make 141 city-owned swimming pools more energy efficient. The proposal would not make any cosmetic changes to the city’s aging collection of swimming pools, but would...