| Feb 18, 2015
| 4:13 PM
Chicago Public Schools and a number of suburban school districts will be closed Thursday, as a wind chill advisory was set to go into effect for the area Wednesday afternoon.
CPS has no formal policy on closing schools due to inclement weather, though...
| Feb 19, 2015
Thursday classes have been cancelled by Chicago Public Schools.
With the National Weather Service forecasting extreme cold accompanied by high winds, CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said Wednesday exposing students to cold in order to attend class would...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 3:07 PM
A Chicago Public Schools substitute teacher has been charged with indecent solicitation of a 14-year-old student.
Aaron Williams-Banks, 28, who appeared in bond court Saturday, has been accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to the student...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:40 PM
A showdown over state testing is intensifying, with the Illinois State Board of Education threatening to yank as much as hundreds of millions of dollars from districts that don't administer a new state exam to students.
A dramatic letter to school...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 4:43 PM
A mother and daughter allegedly beat up and stabbed a Chicago Public Schools administrator and security guard when picking up a relative at an Englewood elementary school earlier this week, a prosecutor said Saturday.
Debbie Wilson, 45, of the 6900...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 5:17 PM
While walking her dog in a park near O'Hare International Airport years ago, Rhonda Burke noticed a group of girls lying on their stomachs in the grass, their heads turned sideways and their bodies still.
"She stood there for a few moments, watching and...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 9:04 AM
Chicago Public Schools has announced when it will make up two days of classes that were canceled earlier this month because of cold weather.
The makeup days will be Friday, Jan. 30, and Wednesday, June 17, a school district spokesman said. Those dates...
| Jan 23, 2015
Tom L. Tyrrell, the chief operating officer for Chicago Public Schools who helped manage the closings of nearly 50 schools in 2013, is leaving the district to pursue an unspecified "opportunity in public service," schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett said...
| 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,...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 3:59 AM
Chicago Public Schools faces gaping budget deficits, skyrocketing retirement costs and tough negotiations for a new teachers contract, but the candidates for mayor have offered few solutions on how they'd deal with some of the gravest financial challenges...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 12:20 PM
Many have not taken kindly to the new state-mandated student assessment exam known as PARCC, which will be administered to public K-12 schools this spring, including Superintendent of Evanston Township High School Eric Witherspoon.
He and Dr. Paul Goren,...