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  • Wilmette bowling league raises money for nonprofits

    Wilmette bowling league raises money for nonprofits
    For Wilmette resident Steve Santacruz, it all began in the kitchen at St. Joseph School, where he volunteered with a group of fellow dads assigned to the clean-up crew at a pancake breakfast. After Santacruz suggested that a bowling league would provide...
  • Emanuel makes late push to raise 911 fees paid by those own landlines, cell phones

    Emanuel makes late push to raise 911 fees paid by those own landlines, cell phones
    SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise city 911 fees on nearly everyone who owns a phone in Chicago began working its way through the legislature Thursday, while Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposal to...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Education coalition: Turnaround vote invalid because of conflicts of interest

    Education coalition: Turnaround vote invalid because of conflicts of interest
    An education coalition will hold a news conference this morning to press its case that a Chicago Board of Education vote last month to "turn around" three schools was invalid because of conflicts of interest board members have with the politically...
  • Trice: Valuing good citizenship alongside standardized test scores

    Trice: Valuing good citizenship alongside standardized test scores
    Victor Harbison is an award-winning high school civics teacher whose Chicago Public Schools students over the last two decades have undertaken ambitious class projects. They've built a memorial — with an interactive kiosk — to the Rev....
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  • Bail set at $50K for man accused of threatening CPS teacher

    Bail set at $50K for man accused of threatening CPS teacher
    A South Side man is facing an assault charge after allegedly threatening a Chicago Public Schools teacher with an air rifle outside a Gage Park school building. Prosecutors said David C. Arias, 21, approached a teacher outside Christopher Elementary...