| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:37 AM
More kids attended Chicago Park District day camp this summer than in years past, the city reported today.
There were 41,468 children ages six to 12 enrolled in the day camps in more than 230 parks across the city this summer, according to Mayor Rahm...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
She was a fourth-grader who stopped showing up at her South Side school in 2010. She lived with relatives in a dirty, unkempt house. She became pregnant. In fourth grade.
The Tribune uncovered her horrific story while researching truancy rates at...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Chicago Public Schools today released preliminary information on standardized test scores that indicate students across grades 2 to 8 made gains, with more than half of them scoring above the national average in reading but not as many doing as well in...
| Jul 13, 2014
Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Kline received the Career Achievement Award on June 28 at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival Summer Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel. More than 300 film lovers, friends and supporters enjoyed a lavish reception,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s point person on Chicago Public Schools is leaving City Hall today to join the Joyce Foundation, a nonprofit that pushes for education reform in the Midwest.
Beth Swanson, the mayor’s deputy chief of education, was a...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Chicago aldermen today moved closer to agreeing not to hire workers who had been fired by the city for misconduct or left City Hall while facing allegations later deemed credible.
The Committee on Workforce Development and Audit recommended making...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:13 PM
William Schoen had the resume of a life lived in music: 31 years as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's assistant principal violist and assistant principal emeritus, decades performing in the Chicago Arts Quartet and, before that, the Claremont String...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The building occupied by Canter Middle School until this summer, when it was shut down as part of massive districtwide school closings, would be taken over by the 7th and 8th graders attending Kenwood Academy in the fall of 2015 under a proposal by the...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:53 AM
A growing concern about declining enrollment of minority students at Chicago Public Schools’ highest-tier schools, particularly on the city’s North Side, will fuel a public hearing this morning.
Although the City Council Education and Child...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:39 PM
With 24 locations in the Chicago area and 10 more set to open by the end of 2015, Mariano’s is considering an expansion outside the Chicago market, CEO Bob Mariano said Monday.
"Other markets are on the horizon, yes," Mariano said in a speech at...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:33 AM
For 17 straight months, CTA bus ridership has declined compared with the previous year, a trend that the CTA calls "complicated."
The agency has recorded bus ridership losses compared with the previous year every month from December 2012 to April 2014,...