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  • On the Table event to talk about Chicago's future

    On the Table event to talk about Chicago's future
    Next Monday, May 12, more than 10,000 Chicagoans who care about the city will sit down for a meal at various locations to talk about Chicago's future. Some will be friends or acquaintances. Others will be strangers randomly assigned by organizers....
  • Kai Heinecken, AD, coach and teacher, 1966-2014

     Kai Heinecken, AD, coach and teacher, 1966-2014
    Kai Heinecken spent his entire 19-year teaching career at Kelvyn Park High School on the Northwest Side, where he was athletic director, coached several sports and taught physical education and driver's education. "He liked working with kids and felt he...
  • Editorial: Stubborn aldermen besmirch a victory moment for Chicago

    Editorial: Stubborn aldermen besmirch a victory moment for Chicago
    "Cultural change is hard. Elements of patronage undoubtedly remain in city government. We have never expected that this litigation would produce a perfect non-political employment system." — Attorney Michael Shakman testifying Monday, some 45...
  • Cook County property tax bills to have TIF information

    Cook County property tax bills to have TIF information
    The next set of Cook County property tax bills will show for the first time how much of each bill is going into controversial special taxing districts known as TIFs, county Clerk David Orr announced Thursday. About 12 percent of county taxpayers own...
  • On day of big Emanuel fundraiser, word of a new PAC to back the mayor

    On day of big Emanuel fundraiser, word of a new PAC to back the mayor
    Even as Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared for a big fundraiser tonight featuring former President Bill Clinton as his special guest, word spread of a new effort to boost Emanuel's re-election chances in 2015. A new super political action committee formed by...
  • School drama rings true for Chicago Teachers Union president

    School drama rings true for Chicago Teachers Union president
    Three former schoolteachers, with a combined 70-some years in the Chicago Public Schools, sat on folding chairs for a recent production of a play set in a fictional Chicago high school that is slated for closure. They were not the first, nor would they be...
  • 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,...
  • Devote time to community service

    I recently attended a Chicago Community Trust dinner at DePaul University. I am happy to say that 30 students showed up and, guided by devoted professors, we came up with some ideas that would transform discussions into actions.  There is much...
  • 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,...
  • Patterson's passion: getting kids to read

    Patterson's passion: getting kids to read
    — James Patterson, king of the airport novelists, spent much of last week being celebrated by the nation's independent booksellers. On its face, it seems like an irony: Author of unabashedly commercial fiction earns plaudits from snooty vendors of...
  • 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,...