| Jan 14, 2015
| 2:56 PM
A recent commentary writer penned that so few students in Chicago Public Schools walk to school anymore, thus schools should remain open during sub-zero cold snaps as they have in the past (“Toughen up kids: Cold is a lousy excuse to close schools,&...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:14 PM
Note to readers: This is the third in an ongoing series of Chicago Legends. To read previous stories on Red Grange and Johnny Lattner, go to prepsplus.com.
The first time Ronnie Fields nearly died in a car accident he was 8 years old.
Fields says he...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:36 PM
Days after terrorist killings in Paris, officials with the Simon Wiesenthal Center released a list Tuesday of alarming anti-Semitic incidents in the Midwest last year.
In Chicago, swastikas and anti-Semitic messages were spray-painted on the garages...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 9:09 AM
I am a former Chicago Public Schools student. I attended CPS from the late 1950s through the early 1970s. Especially in the early primary years, I had to wear skirts or dresses; in the winter, this was torture. I often arrived at school (a short four-...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 7:43 PM
White-out conditions were reported on several expressways, and more than 400 flights were canceled at O'Hare and Midway airports, as blowing snow hit the Chicago area in time for the afternoon rush Thursday.
Visibility was down to a matter of yards along...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Ronnie Lewis was a long-time educator in Chicago Public Schools who later in life moved to south suburban Dolton and became the first African-American local government official, rising ultimately to the office of mayor.
Lewis, who died Wednesday, Dec. 3,...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Chicago's continuing push for a bigger slice of trade with China will kick into high gear Tuesday when top negotiators from Washington and Beijing fly in for bilateral talks aimed at easing the flow of cross-border commerce.
While the main show at the U....
| Dec 15, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a new inspector general to the Chicago Board of Education, a move set for a procedural vote when the board meets Wednesday.
Nicholas J. Schuler, previously deputy inspector general for schools and the department's interim...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 6:33 PM
A Norwood Park elementary school for students with special needs doesn't have a full-time nurse on staff, raising concerns about the district's ability to adequately tend to the health needs of its students, an alderman told the Chicago Board of Education...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Four years ago, recently departed White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel chose the crowded gymnasium of a North Side elementary school to formally kick off what he'd been building up to for weeks: a run for mayor of Chicago.
The venue, John C....
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Thanks for making civic education in our state a front-page issue recently! We agree. Students in Illinois do deserve rich, engaging opportunities to be prepared to effectively participate in our democracy. Research shows that the voting and civic...