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  • 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...
  • Woman a victim of same violence she fought against

    Woman a victim of same violence she fought against
    Leonore Draper was minutes away from entering her West Pullman home after an anti-violence charity event she attended Friday night when she was shot and killed. Police found Draper, 32, shot in the chest and arm in a parked car near her home in the 11600...
  • Police beef up as street violence rises

    Police beef up as street violence rises
    The Chicago Police Department has canceled days off on weekends for dozens of cops on tactical, saturation and gun teams in certain high-crime neighborhoods as violence has picked up in recent weeks with the arrival of warmer weather. The extra officers...
  • Aldermen fill ballot with advisory questions

    Aldermen fill ballot with advisory questions
    The Chicago City Council today filled the November general election ballot with enough referendums to prevent any citizen questions from being placed on all ballots in the city. Aldermen voted to place three questions on the Nov. 4 ballot — the...
  • Shootings wound 5 across city

    Shootings wound 5 across city
    A 19-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded along a Safe Passage route in the Englewood neighborhood this afternoon, authorities said, and four others were wounded across the city. The man was shot in the face and the leg about 3:45 p.m. in the...
  • CPS plan includes money for Obama school, annexes to relieve crowding

    CPS plan includes money for Obama school, annexes to relieve crowding
    Chicago Public Schools today released a proposed $423-million capital plan that is nearly triple what the district proposed this time last year in spending to upgrade its schools. This year’s projects include building the new Barack Obama College...
  • Jessica Disu, hip-hop artist and activist

    Jessica Disu, hip-hop artist and activist
    Jessica Disu preaches peace to anyone who will listen. The 25-year-old Chicago-born hip-hop artist, who goes by FM Supreme, will spend Mother's Day with other community activists leading a march from the DuSable Museum of African American History...
  • On the Table event to talk about Chicago's future

    On the Table event to talk about Chicago's future
    Next Monday, May 12, more than 10,000 Chicagoans who care about the city will sit down for a meal at various locations to talk about Chicago's future. Some will be friends or acquaintances. Others will be strangers randomly assigned by organizers....
  • On day of big Emanuel fundraiser, word of a new PAC to back the mayor

    On day of big Emanuel fundraiser, word of a new PAC to back the mayor
    Even as Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared for a big fundraiser tonight featuring former President Bill Clinton as his special guest, word spread of a new effort to boost Emanuel's re-election chances in 2015. A new super political action committee formed by...
  • School drama rings true for Chicago Teachers Union president

    School drama rings true for Chicago Teachers Union president
    Three former schoolteachers, with a combined 70-some years in the Chicago Public Schools, sat on folding chairs for a recent production of a play set in a fictional Chicago high school that is slated for closure. They were not the first, nor would they be...
  • 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,...