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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...
  • 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...
  • Task force report critical of CPS

    Task force report critical of CPS
    A legislative task force looking into school actions including closures issued a report Tuesday critical of Chicago Public Schools’ 10-year facilities master plan and the district’s decision last year to shut nearly 50 schools. The report by...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • School vending machines ditch Oreos, Fritos for 'smart snacks'

    School vending machines ditch Oreos, Fritos for 'smart snacks'
    The school vending machine is no longer an easy place to satisfy a snack craving. Under new national nutritional guidelines that kick in Tuesday, schools that are part of the national school lunch program can no longer sell treats such as Oreos and...
  • Village with a vision

    Village with a vision
    When Larry Hallock and his partner decided to move from Chicago's vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, they never imagined they would consider living in the Austin community on the city's beleaguered West Side, let alone wind up in a bidding war over a six-flat...