| Jan 21, 2015
| 10:02 PM
We've talked to dozens of candidates for the Chicago City Council in the last three weeks and we've heard a lot of anger about the decision by Chicago Public Schools in 2013 to close nearly 50 schools.
We've heard a rising antipathy to charter schools....
| Jan 20, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Plan your night with these dining events, drink deals and more.
Burger and Brew Night
Brasserie by LM
800 S. Michigan Ave. 312-431-1788
Choose one of four burgers, such as a lamb burger with onion jam or beef topped with blue cheese and bacon,...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:46 PM
When Courtney Lorentz's 6-year-old daughter brought home an iPad from school last fall, the Deerfield mom wanted assurance that the thoughts, ideas and personal information her daughter typed into the device would not follow her for years to come —...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 7:00 PM
Chicago Public Schools are set to defy a mandate to launch a standardized exam districtwide this spring, despite the potential for sanctions that could include some loss of federal funding.
The district said it will administer the Partnership for...
| 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 19, 2015
| 5:14 AM
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday. These public services will be affected then:
Schools: Chicago Public Schools will be closed. Most suburban schools will be closed; check your local district.
Government offices: Federal, state,...
| 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...