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  • Chicago needs school solutions on a bigger scale than Indy

    While rightfully encouraging Chicago to invest in building better schools, the Tribune's recent recommendation to adopt efforts similar to those in Indianapolis falls short, as it fails to consider the challenges of scale. The Indianapolis fellowship...
  • Why the new CPS discipline code is ill-advised

    I am a Chicago Public Schools teacher and I know the new discipline code is going to lead to nothing but more problems.  Students are not stupid; they know what behaviors are acceptable. If what should be considered as behavior meriting a suspension...
  • Chicago pools could get energy efficiency revamp

    Chicago pools could get energy efficiency revamp
    The Chicago Infrastructure Trust approved its second project Thursday, a plan to make 141 city-owned swimming pools more energy efficient. The proposal would not make any cosmetic changes to the city’s aging collection of swimming pools, but would...
  • Emanuel's 911 phone fee hike sent to governor

    Emanuel's 911 phone fee hike sent to governor
    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers today sent Gov. Pat Quinn a measure pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that would allow the city to raise 911 fees that are tacked on to monthly phone bills. Under the measure, the City Council would have the ability to raise 911...
  • Lucille 'Jackie' Gallagher, Chicago Teachers Union spokeswoman, 1928-2014

     Lucille 'Jackie' Gallagher, Chicago Teachers Union spokeswoman, 1928-2014
    Lucille "Jackie" Gallagher was an aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan for a decade before working for 12 years as a spokeswoman for the Chicago Teachers Union. At the CTU from 1991 to 2003, she worked under union chiefs Jacqueline Vaughn, Tom...
  • Patterson's passion: getting kids to read

    Patterson's passion: getting kids to read
    — 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...
  • Chicago aldermen resist reducing their hiring power

    Chicago aldermen resist reducing their hiring power
    Although Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed to close a loophole that for decades allowed city employees fired for misconduct to get hired at other government agencies, aldermen have refused to go along when it comes to the hundreds of jobs they control,...
  • Daily drama of school lunch: This mom is ready to pack it in

    Daily drama of school lunch: This mom is ready to pack it in
    Fifty more to go. One hundred and seventy six school days multiplied by two kids equals 352 lunches to pack, which means a whole lot of mornings spent wallowing in defeat. We're in the home stretch now, with a mere five weeks of school left. I may...
  • Emanuel reflects on third year in office

    Emanuel reflects on third year in office
    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...
  • Jessica Disu, hip-hop artist and activist

    Jessica Disu, hip-hop artist and activist
    Jessica Disu preaches peace to anyone who will listen. The 25-year-old Chicago-born hip-hop artist, who goes by FM Supreme, will spend Mother's Day with other community activists leading a march from the DuSable Museum of African American History...
  • Printers Row Lit Fest: The family guide

    Printers Row Lit Fest: The family guide
    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,...