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  • Parents, friends rally for CPS teacher whose home was destroyed in explosion

    Parents, friends rally for CPS teacher whose home was destroyed in explosion
    The Chicago Tribune Media Group's Southtown Star is reporting that parents and teachers are trying to raise money for Darlene Sheahan, a Chicago Public Schools teacher whose home in the Morgan Park neighborhood was destroyed Tuesday in a natural gas...
  • CPS gives schools new ratings to judge success and trouble

    CPS gives schools new ratings to judge success and trouble
    Chicago Public Schools officials unveiled new school performance ratings Wednesday that the district said will help educators and parents better identify struggling and successful schools. Under the system, most of the district's 664 schools have been...
  • Not another test! Yes, but a valuable one

    Not another test! Yes, but a valuable one
    Chicago Public Schools officials and a high-powered group of suburban educators are pleading with state officials to put the brakes on a tough new standardized test that Illinois students are scheduled to take this spring. Some schools say they don't have...
  • Aldermen turn up heat on CPS' bond deals; public jeers school board chief

    Aldermen turn up heat on CPS' bond deals; public jeers school board chief
    The Chicago City Council’s Education and Child Development Committee will hold a hearing to examine Chicago Public Schools’ borrowing practices, committee chair Ald. Latasha Thomas said Wednesday. Eight aldermen signed a resolution calling...
  • Higher Emanuel fees and taxes add up

    Higher Emanuel fees and taxes add up
    As the Chicago City Council prepares to approve his latest budget Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel repeatedly has reminded voters that he didn't raise city property taxes during his first four years in office. But that doesn't mean homeowners haven't had...
  • Former state Sen. John J. Lanigan dies

     Former state Sen. John J. Lanigan dies
    John J. Lanigan represented Chicago's Southwest Side in the state Senate for two terms before serving as an Illinois savings and loan commissioner and 17 years on the Illinois State Board of Elections. A fiscal conservative, Mr. Lanigan was a forceful...
  • Emanuel: Too late to recoup potential losses on CPS bonds

     Emanuel: Too late to recoup potential losses on CPS bonds
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that it's too late to try to recoup any of the money from burdensome interest payments that Chicago Public Schools made after issuing risky auction-rate bonds. "There's a thing called a contract," he said. Other...
  • Chicago Public Schools: A teaching moment about risk

    Chicago Public Schools: A teaching moment about risk
    In recent years Chicago Public Schools joined the rest of the country in getting scorched by the Great Recession. It looks like the district got outplayed by its bankers too. "Borrowing Trouble," a three-part series by the Tribune's Jason Grotto and...
  • CPS must recover losses from toxic financial deals

    CPS must recover losses from toxic financial deals
    Two years ago Chicago Public Schools officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel claimed they had to close more than 100 schools to save money. It turns out that the costs of the closings, along with the installation of countless Safe Passage routes to protect...
  • Banks kept CPS in shaky bond market

    Banks kept CPS in shaky bond market
    As investors across the country grew disenchanted with the risky auction-rate bond market in summer 2007, Bank of America officials became concerned that more trouble might lie ahead. Auction-rate securities had been richly rewarding for BofA and...
  • How's your school doing?

    How's your school doing?
    Illinois schools no longer are labeled as failures or successes based on standardized test scores, as they were under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Schools now will be judged on a powerful set of measures that help parents and teachers know if...