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  • Forfeit victory in hand, St. Joe seniors would rather play

    Forfeit victory in hand, St. Joe seniors would rather play
    It's rare during the season for high school boys basketball players to have off Friday night, but St. Joseph senior guards Jordan Ash and Glynn Watson were looking last week for a way to keep busy. Ash and Watson had been preparing to play North...
  • State funding on minds of Elmhurst candidates

     State funding on minds of Elmhurst candidates
    In Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205, where about 66 cents of every property tax dollar goes to educate nearly 8,200 students in 14 schools, voters on April 7 will choose from five candidates – including four incumbents – for four...
  • St. Joseph no stranger to boys basketball playoff controversies

    St. Joseph no stranger to boys basketball playoff controversies
    Gene Pingatore has seen just about everything in his 45 years as St. Joseph boys basketball coach. On Thursday, he witnessed a new twist when the Chargers won the Class 3A Westinghouse Sectional championship when its opponent, North Lawndale, was banned...
  • Boys basketball: CPS bans North Lawndale from sectional final after fight

    Boys basketball: CPS bans North Lawndale from sectional final after fight
    North Lawndale and Marshall will both forfeit their next three games in the wake of Wednesday night's brawl in the handshake line following North Lawndale's 70-62 victory in a Class 3A sectional semifinal at Westinghouse High School on the West Side....
  • St. Joe's declared sectional champion after North Lawndale forced to forfeit

    St. Joseph is champion of the 4A Westinghouse boys basketball sectional after its opponent, North Lawndale, was suspended Thursday for three games by the Chicago Public Schools as a consequence of a brawl with Marshall players and fans following...
  • Emanuel warns of major property tax hike if lawmakers don't provide pension fix

    Emanuel warns of major property tax hike if lawmakers don't provide pension fix
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said that if he doesn't get major financial relief from state lawmakers, he'll have to raise property taxes significantly next year. The acknowledgment came as a re-election seeking Emanuel released his ideas on how to...
  • CPS still silent on fate of teacher removed from classroom

    CPS still silent on fate of teacher removed from classroom
    More than two months after removing a high school French teacher from the classroom, Chicago Public Schools administrators have yet to reveal publicly whether the man, who left an earlier job in the wake of a texting controversy, was properly vetted...
  • CPS adds 2 school days because of closings related to snow, cold

    CPS adds 2 school days because of closings related to snow, cold
    Chicago Public Schools has tacked on two more days at the end of the school year to make up for classes canceled in February because of snow and cold weather. With cold weather already having put off summer break by a day, students will now remain in...
  • CPS credit rating takes hit

    CPS credit rating takes hit
    Chicago’s bad week of financial news continued Friday, as a major rating agency downgraded Chicago Public Schools’ debt to just one level above junk status. Moody’s Investors Service downgraded $6.3 billion in CPS debt two notches to...
  • New SW Side classrooms proposed to ease overcrowding

    New SW Side classrooms proposed to ease overcrowding
    To address overcrowding at two elementary schools on Chicago's Southwest Side, 19th Ward Ald. Matt O'Shea wants to create a new "school," actually several modular classrooms, for seventh and eighth graders who now attend Mount Greenwood and Cassell...
  • The battle between parents and PARCC

    The battle between parents and PARCC
    In coming days, many Illinois students may refuse to pick up a pencil or tap on a computer keyboard when facing the state's new standardized test, known as PARCC. It's too soon to tell whether this test rebellion is a prairie fire or ... a campfire. We...