| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Chicago's continuing push for a bigger slice of trade with China will kick into high gear Tuesday when top negotiators from Washington and Beijing fly in for bilateral talks aimed at easing the flow of cross-border commerce.
While the main show at the U....
| Dec 15, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a new inspector general to the Chicago Board of Education, a move set for a procedural vote when the board meets Wednesday.
Nicholas J. Schuler, previously deputy inspector general for schools and the department's interim...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 6:33 PM
A Norwood Park elementary school for students with special needs doesn't have a full-time nurse on staff, raising concerns about the district's ability to adequately tend to the health needs of its students, an alderman told the Chicago Board of Education...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 7:02 PM
The tide on weather-related closings began to turn for Friday's classes, as Chicago Public Schools and other area districts announced plans to reopen amid forecasts for single-digit highs and subzero wind chills.
Districts that chose to reopen Friday,...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Thanks for making civic education in our state a front-page issue recently! We agree. Students in Illinois do deserve rich, engaging opportunities to be prepared to effectively participate in our democracy. Research shows that the voting and civic...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:29 AM
Chicago Public Schools have been changing the “formula” on how they use nurses to cover schools.
School nurses are now in a new category, along with other certified clinicians including social workers, psychologists, speech pathologists...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:48 PM
Chicago Public Schools and more than 125 school districts in the area decided to close Wednesday as a cold front sliding off the Canadian Rockies threatens to drive wind chills into dangerous territory for the next two days.
Chicago school buildings...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:33 AM
More than 200 school districts across the area, including Chicago Public Schools, were closed Wednesday as temperatures hovered around zero at daybreak and dangerous wind chills were in the forecast for the rest of the week.
For those who ventured out,...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 5:11 PM
As a bone-chilling cold front approached, north suburban Superintendent Lonny Lemon said he was in a meeting Tuesday when "everyone's phones started exploding" with news about impending school closings. The calls, texts and emails were prompted by the...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 10:47 AM
In 2014, it is Demario Bailey.
In 2013, it was Hadiya Pendleton.
In 2009, it was Fenger High School honor student Derrion Albert.
For me, it was Ben Wilson in 1984.
These are children in Chicago whose gruesome deaths give life to the dreary body-...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Chicago Public Schools officials have placed a high school teacher on administrative duty while they examine whether the man — who left an earlier job after being accused of sending "awkward and creepy" texts to a student — was properly vetted...