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  • Film festival gala honors Kevin Kline

     Film festival gala honors Kevin Kline
    Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Kline received the Career Achievement Award on June 28 at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival Summer Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel. More than 300 film lovers, friends and supporters enjoyed a lavish reception,...
  • CPS traditional schools see drop in funding under plan

    CPS traditional schools see drop in funding under plan
    While Chicago Public Schools officials maintain they do everything to keep budget cuts away from the classroom, the proposed operating budget for the coming school year decreases funding to 504 traditional neighborhood schools by $72 million. The budget...
  • 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...
  • Village with a vision

    Village with a vision
    When Larry Hallock and his partner decided to move from Chicago's vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, they never imagined they would consider living in the Austin community on the city's beleaguered West Side, let alone wind up in a bidding war over a six-flat...
  • Quinn signs budget he, opponent dislike

    Quinn signs budget he, opponent dislike
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a new state budget disliked by the governor, his running mate and even Republican challenger Bruce Rauner — a $35.7 billion spending plan that bows to election-year political realities....
  • Anthony Lynn Burrell, 1961-2014

    Anthony Lynn Burrell, 1961-2014
    Cook County Circuit Court Judge Anthony Lynn Burrell dropped out of high school but went on to earn a law degree from an Ivy League school and sit as a Cook County judge for 12 years. "There was nobody like Judge Anthony Burrell. He was just a great...
  • John Preus: In the belly of the beast

    John Preus: In the belly of the beast
    In the main gallery of the Hyde Park Art Center, John Preus has constructed a gargantuan bull out of castoff furniture, hundreds of old carpets and nearly a thousand two-by-fours. The creature is large enough that its belly doubles as an event space,...
  • School vending machines ditch Oreos, Fritos for 'smart snacks'

    School vending machines ditch Oreos, Fritos for 'smart snacks'
    The school vending machine is no longer an easy place to satisfy a snack craving. Under new national nutritional guidelines that kick in Tuesday, schools that are part of the national school lunch program can no longer sell treats such as Oreos and...
  • Devote time to community service

    I recently attended a Chicago Community Trust dinner at DePaul University. I am happy to say that 30 students showed up and, guided by devoted professors, we came up with some ideas that would transform discussions into actions.  There is much...
  • CTA Dan Ryan line posts first ridership growth

    CTA Dan Ryan line posts first ridership growth
    Five months and $425 million later, the southern portion of the Red Line is seeing its first weekday ridership growth since the CTA closed the line to upgrade stations and replace track. Ridership on the Red Line south of Roosevelt Road was up 6.7...