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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The nourishing quality of books

    The nourishing quality of books
    A few years ago, Jeff Tangel read a story about an elderly man in Wisconsin who built a model of a one-room schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother, a teacher who had loved books. The man placed the model on a wooden pedestal — which made it resemble...
  • 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...
  • It is almost impossible to fire bad teachers

    Good schools have good teachers. Period.  Charter schools have an edge because they can terminate bad teachers.  The Chicago Teachers Union contract makes it almost impossible for Chicago Public Schools to terminate bad teachers. -- Alicia Burns,...
  • Students who made anti-Semitic remarks barred from graduation ceremonies

    Students who made anti-Semitic remarks barred from graduation ceremonies
    After repeated demands that anti-Semitic remarks by Ogden International School students against a fellow eighth-grader be labeled a hate crime, a Chicago Public Schools official stopped short of characterizing the behavior that way but said the three boys...
  • Arrest warrant for Chief Keef in child support case

    Arrest warrant for Chief Keef in child support case
    A warrant for the arrest of Chief Keef was issued Monday by a Cook County judge after the rapper failed to appear in court on a child support case. Judge Maureen P. Feerick issued the warrant for the South Side rapper, legally named Keith Cozart,...
  • Trice: A conversation with best-selling author James Patterson

    Trice: A conversation with best-selling author James Patterson
    When I talk to students, I love to tell them the story about how I came to enjoy reading. I tell them that my parents cared so much about their daughters reading that we had a rule: If we had our head buried in a book, we didn't have to do chores. So,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Reader-author bond strengthens Lit Fest

    Reader-author bond strengthens Lit Fest
    In 1985, Chicago's tempo was changing. Both politically and culturally, the city on the make was on the move. Harold Washington, marking two years in office, was weathering the intense difficulties that came with being the city's first African-...