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  • No bail for reputed gang member charged with killing special ed teacher

    No bail for reputed gang member charged with killing special ed teacher
    A reputed gang member spotted “Nookie,” a rival with whom he was feuding, driving by on a busy South Side street late last month, according to Cook County prosecutors. The gang member, identified by authorities as Dominique Hodrick,...
  • California judge rightly strikes down teacher job protection laws

     California judge rightly strikes down teacher job protection laws
    Earlier this year, we told you about a riveting case unfolding in a Los Angeles courtroom. Nine students — among them 15-year-old Beatriz Vergara — contended that strong job protections enshrined in state law, including teacher tenure, made it...
  • CPS announces layoffs of more than 1,100

    CPS announces layoffs of more than 1,100
    Roughly 1,100 Chicago Public Schools employees are being laid off, among them 550 teachers whose jobs were cut because of declining enrollment, officials said Thursday. The teachers who were laid off are eligible to reapply for jobs elsewhere in CPS,...
  • Volunteers can address educational achievement gap between rich and poor

    The number of volunteers in our schools has steadily decreased because more parents are employed outside the home. The reduced number of volunteers increases the workload on our teachers and reduces the personal attention time available for our students....
  • Wicker Park school principal, assistant principal reassigned

    Wicker Park school principal, assistant principal reassigned
    The principal and assistant principal at a Wicker Park elementary school were removed from their posts Tuesday, according to a Chicago Public Schools spokesman. Alice Vera, principal at Jose de Diego Elementary Community Academy and Michele Gulo, the...
  • Quinn signs budget he, opponent dislike

    Quinn signs budget he, opponent dislike
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a new state budget disliked by the governor, his running mate and even Republican challenger Bruce Rauner — a $35.7 billion spending plan that bows to election-year political realities....
  • Devote time to community service

    I recently attended a Chicago Community Trust dinner at DePaul University. I am happy to say that 30 students showed up and, guided by devoted professors, we came up with some ideas that would transform discussions into actions.  There is much...
  • 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...