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  • The future of the community college

    The future of the community college
    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. The president...
  • Another precinct heard from: The aldermanic questionnaire of Ed Bus (53rd)

    Another precinct heard from: The aldermanic questionnaire of Ed Bus (53rd)
    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...
  • CPS was correct to close schools during extreme cold

    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,&...
  • Most schools closed as dangerous cold settles in

    Most schools closed as dangerous cold settles in
    More than 200 school districts across the area, including Chicago Public Schools, were closed Wednesday as temperatures hovered around zero at daybreak and dangerous wind chills were in the forecast for the rest of the week. For those who ventured out,...
  • Jewish rights organization releases list of Midwest anti-Semitic acts

    Jewish rights organization releases list of Midwest anti-Semitic acts
    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...
  • When is cold too cold?

    I am a former Chicago Public Schools student. I attended CPS from the late 1950s through the early 1970s. Especially in the early primary years, I had to wear skirts or dresses; in the winter, this was torture. I often arrived at school (a short four-...
  • Obama's plan for free community college has seed in Chicago

    President Barack Obama's plan to offer a free community college education to qualified students is based at least partly on a Chicago initiative, White House officials said. The president laid out the federal plan Friday in a speech in Tennessee....
  • Cold closings a 'new normal': CPS, others to stay shut Thursday

     Cold closings a 'new normal': CPS, others to stay shut Thursday
    As a bone-chilling cold front approached, north suburban Superintendent Lonny Lemon said he was in a meeting Tuesday when "everyone's phones started exploding" with news about impending school closings. The calls, texts and emails were prompted by the...
  • Rush-hour snow snarls expressways, airports

    Rush-hour snow snarls expressways, airports
    White-out conditions were reported on several expressways, and more than 400 flights were canceled at O'Hare and Midway airports, as blowing snow hit the Chicago area in time for the afternoon rush Thursday. Visibility was down to a matter of yards along...
  • It's still cold, but more schools reopening for Friday

     It's still cold, but more schools reopening for Friday
    The tide on weather-related closings began to turn for Friday's classes, as Chicago Public Schools and other area districts announced plans to reopen amid forecasts for single-digit highs and subzero wind chills. Districts that chose to reopen Friday,...
  • Feds: Pregnant teachers at Chicago school rated poorly, targeted for firing

    Feds: Pregnant teachers at Chicago school rated poorly, targeted for firing
    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...