| Apr 5, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Survey modern Chicago — its abundant natural resources, its muscular skyline and powerhouse institutions — and you might conclude that the city was destined to rank among the world's elite.
Not necessarily. Chicago is an engine powered by...
| 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...
| May 11, 2014
For Wilmette resident Steve Santacruz, it all began in the kitchen at St. Joseph School, where he volunteered with a group of fellow dads assigned to the clean-up crew at a pancake breakfast.
After Santacruz suggested that a bowling league would provide...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 9, 2014
Chicago's third-coldest winter has contributed to the deaths of 26 people so far, nearly 50 percent more fatalities than the entire season's average in recent years, according to numbers provided by the Cook County medical examiner's office.
| 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.
| 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-...
| Apr 23, 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....
| 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...