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  • CTA Dan Ryan line posts first ridership growth

    CTA Dan Ryan line posts first ridership growth
    Five months and $425 million later, the southern portion of the Red Line is seeing its first weekday ridership growth since the CTA closed the line to upgrade stations and replace track. Ridership on the Red Line south of Roosevelt Road was up 6.7...
  • Aldermen may agree to follow 'do not hire' ban

    Aldermen may agree to follow 'do not hire' ban
    A Chicago alderman has put forward a proposal he says is the first step toward requiring the City Council to agree not to rehire city employees fired for misconduct. Ald. Patrick O'Connor, 40th, introduced a resolution to the City Council this week...
  • CPS watchdog leaving his post

    CPS watchdog leaving his post
    The top watchdog at Chicago Public Schools, who was responsible for uncovering misdeeds by two school board presidents and dozens of school officials, will leave his post at the end of the month. Jim Sullivan, who has been the district's inspector...
  • Could you build a better school?

    Could you build a better school?
    If you could build a school from the ground up, what would you do? How would you design it? What would you teach? Indianapolis is in the midst of a fascinating competition under the guise of something called the Innovation School Fellowship. It's a...
  • CPS announces layoffs of more than 1,100

    CPS announces layoffs of more than 1,100
    Roughly 1,100 Chicago Public Schools employees are being laid off, among them 550 teachers whose jobs were cut because of declining enrollment, officials said Thursday. The teachers who were laid off are eligible to reapply for jobs elsewhere in CPS,...
  • Volunteers can address educational achievement gap between rich and poor

    The number of volunteers in our schools has steadily decreased because more parents are employed outside the home. The reduced number of volunteers increases the workload on our teachers and reduces the personal attention time available for our students....
  • Wicker Park school principal, assistant principal reassigned

    Wicker Park school principal, assistant principal reassigned
    The principal and assistant principal at a Wicker Park elementary school were removed from their posts Tuesday, according to a Chicago Public Schools spokesman. Alice Vera, principal at Jose de Diego Elementary Community Academy and Michele Gulo, the...
  • Quinn signs budget he, opponent dislike

    Quinn signs budget he, opponent dislike
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a new state budget disliked by the governor, his running mate and even Republican challenger Bruce Rauner — a $35.7 billion spending plan that bows to election-year political realities....
  • 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...
  • John Preus: In the belly of the beast

    John Preus: In the belly of the beast
    In the main gallery of the Hyde Park Art Center, John Preus has constructed a gargantuan bull out of castoff furniture, hundreds of old carpets and nearly a thousand two-by-fours. The creature is large enough that its belly doubles as an event space,...
  • Anthony Lynn Burrell, 1961-2014

    Anthony Lynn Burrell, 1961-2014
    Cook County Circuit Court Judge Anthony Lynn Burrell dropped out of high school but went on to earn a law degree from an Ivy League school and sit as a Cook County judge for 12 years. "There was nobody like Judge Anthony Burrell. He was just a great...