| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:57 PM
This weekend marks the 30-year anniversary of the Printers Row Lit Fest, and there’s no shortage of family-friendly literary fun, with more than 30 events for kids, teens and parents. And those are just the scheduled events. At Just Kidding Park,...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:02 PM
— James Patterson, king of the airport novelists, spent much of last week being celebrated by the nation's independent booksellers.
On its face, it seems like an irony: Author of unabashedly commercial fiction earns plaudits from snooty vendors of...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:51 AM
Chicago Public Schools has found itself in the middle of a controversy over its handling of anti-Semitic bullying of an eighth-grade boy by other students at Ogden International School on the Near North Side.
Three boys were suspended and apologized,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Chief Keef’s Instagram site tells the story: “Lookin For Houses.”
The South Side rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, was evicted Tuesday from his rented mansion in Highland Park, police said. It’s the latest in a long...
| Jun 10, 2014
Gov. Pat Quinn took a deep breath and did the right thing Monday. He got out of the way.
Overcoming his election-year jitters, Quinn signed a bill that gives Chicago some tools to arrest its ever-deepening pension crisis.
The measure, negotiated...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:09 AM
I was director of Chicago Public Schools testing programs for nearly 20 years. I’m all for accountability; I got a great education at CPS and feel strongly that the current students deserve the same. Using test scores to evaluate teachers seems like...
| May 28, 2014
| 10:27 AM
As a former student of public schools, I completely support merit pay in Chicago Public Schools. During my days in public school, I watched some of the most qualified teachers leave for better-paying jobs, and merit pay may be the solution to keeping...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:33 AM
A Chicago Public Schools security officer sexually abused students at the Southwest Side high school where he works, prosecutors said.
Walter Wells, 34, is accused of grabbing female students' breasts and buttocks over a period of several years at...
| May 16, 2014
| 3:31 PM
A more-introspective-than-usual Mayor Rahm Emanuel reflected on his third year in office Friday, saying the decision to shutter dozens of Chicago Public Schools was the hardest he’s had to make and acknowledging his hard-charge personality has...
| Apr 23, 2014
Constance Cameron Porth grew up in rural Libertyville, where she developed a love for riding horses, including one of her own that she named Ms. Caroline.
"She rode horses around town like other kids rode their bikes," said her sister Lorrie Burrows....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Chicago Public Schools announced yesterday that five elementary and middle schools are adding increasingly popular International Baccalaureate programs in the fall.
Four schools will offer programs for students in grades six through eight: William H....