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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago needs school solutions on a bigger scale than Indy

    While rightfully encouraging Chicago to invest in building better schools, the Tribune's recent recommendation to adopt efforts similar to those in Indianapolis falls short, as it fails to consider the challenges of scale. The Indianapolis fellowship...
  • Why the new CPS discipline code is ill-advised

    I am a Chicago Public Schools teacher and I know the new discipline code is going to lead to nothing but more problems.  Students are not stupid; they know what behaviors are acceptable. If what should be considered as behavior meriting a suspension...
  • Lucille 'Jackie' Gallagher, Chicago Teachers Union spokeswoman, 1928-2014

     Lucille 'Jackie' Gallagher, Chicago Teachers Union spokeswoman, 1928-2014
    Lucille "Jackie" Gallagher was an aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan for a decade before working for 12 years as a spokeswoman for the Chicago Teachers Union. At the CTU from 1991 to 2003, she worked under union chiefs Jacqueline Vaughn, Tom...
  • Payton's Schultz finishes accomplished volleyball career; Lincoln-Way East advances to semifinals

    Payton's Earl Schultz was the best player on the court during his team's quarterfinal match with Warren, which is nothing new. Schultz, one of the better players Chicago Public Schools has produced, led Payton to three city and three sectional titles...
  • Year later, much has been learned about school closings

    Year later, much has been learned about school closings
    Nerves were a little shakier than usual when the 2013-14 school year started in Chicago, as parents and city officials anxiously watched thousands of children heading off to classrooms in unfamiliar neighborhoods because of the district's move to close...
  • Emanuel's 911 phone fee hike sent to governor

    Emanuel's 911 phone fee hike sent to governor
    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers today sent Gov. Pat Quinn a measure pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that would allow the city to raise 911 fees that are tacked on to monthly phone bills. Under the measure, the City Council would have the ability to raise 911...