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  • Local Voices West: Feb. 06 edition

    Local Voices West: Feb. 06 edition
    Letters to the editor from Lisle, Downers Grove, La Grange, Batavia and Glen Ellyn. Francis fan 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...
  • Constance Cameron Porth, edited equine periodical, 1944-2014

     Constance Cameron Porth, edited equine periodical, 1944-2014
    Constance Cameron Porth grew up in rural Libertyville, where she developed a love for riding horses, including one of her own that she named Ms. Caroline. "She rode horses around town like other kids rode their bikes," said her sister Lorrie Burrows....
  • Boys swimming | State notes: Young's Chavez striving to make CPS history

    Boys swimming | State notes: Young's Chavez striving to make CPS history
    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,...
  • Woman a victim of same violence she fought against

    Woman a victim of same violence she fought against
    Leonore Draper was minutes away from entering her West Pullman home after an anti-violence charity event she attended Friday night when she was shot and killed. Police found Draper, 32, shot in the chest and arm in a parked car near her home in the 11600...
  • Aldermen fill ballot with advisory questions

    Aldermen fill ballot with advisory questions
    The Chicago City Council today filled the November general election ballot with enough referendums to prevent any citizen questions from being placed on all ballots in the city. Aldermen voted to place three questions on the Nov. 4 ballot — the...
  • Shootings wound 5 across city

    Shootings wound 5 across city
    A 19-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded along a Safe Passage route in the Englewood neighborhood this afternoon, authorities said, and four others were wounded across the city. The man was shot in the face and the leg about 3:45 p.m. in the...
  • CPS plan includes money for Obama school, annexes to relieve crowding

    CPS plan includes money for Obama school, annexes to relieve crowding
    Chicago Public Schools today released a proposed $423-million capital plan that is nearly triple what the district proposed this time last year in spending to upgrade its schools. This year’s projects include building the new Barack Obama College...
  • In CNN's 'Chicagoland,' violence continues to dominate

    In CNN's 'Chicagoland,' violence continues to dominate
    It may be comforting to someone somewhere — though I'm hard-pressed to figure out who or where — to know that Riccardo Muti, the esteemed music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2010, believes that Chicago is "the most elegant...
  • Kenwood students find their 'Happy' video is contagious

    Kenwood students find their 'Happy' video is contagious
    Tired of the frigid weather and constant criticism of Chicago Public Schools, Kenwood Academy High School students recently decided to show the world how truly “happy” they are. And, as it turns out, their happiness is contagious. A video of...
  • CPS to expand free condom program to 24 schools

    CPS to expand free condom program to 24 schools
    Chicago Public Schools and the city’s public health department will be expanding a pilot program to make condoms available to high school students to 24 schools this fall as part of an ongoing effort to combat teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted...
  • Catholic Schools officials blast CPS' new testing for top high schools

    Catholic Schools officials blast CPS' new testing for top high schools
    A change in the standardized test that Chicago Public Schools is requiring for entry to selective enrollment high schools puts Catholic School students at a distinct disadvantage, according to a letter the superintendent of the city’s Catholic...