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  • Rhonda Burke, teacher to hearing impaired, dies

     Rhonda Burke, teacher to hearing impaired, dies
    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...
  • CPS schedules makeup days after cold snap

    CPS schedules makeup days after cold snap
    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...
  • Chicago Public Schools COO Tom Tyrrell resigns

    Chicago Public Schools COO Tom Tyrrell resigns
    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...
  • Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    Plan your night with these dining events, drink deals and more. EAT 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,...
  • Did CPS take care of its displaced kids?

    Did CPS take care of its displaced kids?
    We've talked to dozens of candidates for the Chicago City Council in the last three weeks and we've heard a lot of anger about the decision by Chicago Public Schools in 2013 to close nearly 50 schools. We've heard a rising antipathy to charter schools....
  • Student digital privacy protections welcomed by parents, teachers

    Student digital privacy protections welcomed by parents, teachers
    When Courtney Lorentz's 6-year-old daughter brought home an iPad from school last fall, the Deerfield mom wanted assurance that the thoughts, ideas and personal information her daughter typed into the device would not follow her for years to come —...
  • Some have recouped millions from risky type of debt that plagues CPS

     Some have recouped millions from risky type of debt that plagues CPS
    With risky debt deals draining money from Chicago's cash-strapped public school system, advocacy groups are calling on local officials to try to get some of that money back. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel dismissed the idea in remarks to reporters last...
  • High School Legends series: Farragut's Ronnie Fields: Unbroken

    High School Legends series: Farragut's Ronnie Fields: Unbroken
    Note to readers: This is the third in an ongoing series of Chicago Legends. To read previous stories on Red Grange and Johnny Lattner, go to prepsplus.com. The first time Ronnie Fields nearly died in a car accident he was 8 years old. Fields says he...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...