| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:41 AM
Chicago Public Schools officials said Thursday that they are starting to see success in efforts to dismantle a much-criticized zero-tolerance policy toward discipline and want to expand initiatives to reduce student suspensions to privately run charter...
| Dec 15, 2013
Read the newspapers and you can conclude that Chicago's children are, as a group, vulnerable waifs in need of rescue. And many are: Horrific sagas of child abuse deaths, pint-sized shooting victims and astonishing parental neglect intensify the impression...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:28 PM
The city is celebrating positive Fahrenheit temperatures with more excitement than if the CTA had announced it was dropping those pesky Ventra cards. The Polar Vortex, #ChiBeria, the weather that gave the entire Chicagoland area an...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Unable to raise the kind of campaign money Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner has collected, state Sen. Kirk Dillard has turned to the checkbook of his running mate.
Since October, state Rep. Jil Tracy and members of her family have provided...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:10 PM
Two times during Friday's victory against Proviso East, Morgan Park senior guard Shami Goodman sliced through the lane and fed a teammate with a highlight-reel pass.
Each time, the ball failed to find the bottom of the hoop.
Later in the game, Goodman...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:15 AM
The family of a Morgan Park student who was fatally shot after a basketball game at Chicago State University a year ago is suing Chicago Public Schools and Chicago State University, among others, alleging that officials did not take the necessary...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Parents were concerned for years about shenanigans in the admissions process for Chicago Public Schools' selective-enrollment (test-in) high schools. Our March 23, 2010 story "How VIPs lobbied schools; Duncan's office tracked politicians and others who...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column "There's nothin' to apologize for that. There's nothin' wrong with it. And I would do it again and again." — Bruce Rauner on Sweetnessgate Let's unpack this quote, shall we? Rauner, the ultrarich equity investor who is......
| Jan 23, 2014
Letters to the editor from Naperville, Glendale Heights, Sugar Grove, Glen Ellyn and Downers Grove from the Jan. 23 TribLocal print edition.
I cannot generate much sympathy for those in Wood Dale, Bensenville and nearby suburbs...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:38 PM
With Chicago staring at a deadline for coming to grips with a $29 billion pension debt for teachers and public safety workers, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is urging unions to help negotiate an agreement on retirement benefits lest lawmakers...
| Jan 23, 2014
Joan Ezell told her daughter she would never receive the $250 the state of Illinois owed her.
Sadly she was right.
The 79-year-old passed away Jan. 14, still waiting for the check.
"She got pneumonia and there was nothing we (could) do about it,"...