| May 20, 2011
| 5:00 PM
In his first public address since leaving Chicago Public Schools, former schools chief Ron Huberman said he’s excited about the new leadership coming in.
“I can certainly think of no one better and more talented to lead the system and guide...
| May 25, 2011
| 4:04 PM
The outgoing board of Chicago Public Schools approved the appointment of the city’s newest schools chief today at a meeting marked by farewells and hints of what’s to come.
The district’s CEO Jean-Claude Brizard did not attend the...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 9:30 AM
New Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard says his salary will remain at $250,000 as approved by the outgoing school board as a temporary measure last month.
That salary was part of a short-term contract to run through June 30. The incoming board has...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 4:11 PM
The drama got into full swing even before the Chicago Public Schools board meeting began this morning.
Charter school supporters lined the four-block radius of CPS headquarters at 125 S. Clark St. as parents wearing superhero costumes--Superman and...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 5:05 AM
As of 6 a.m. today, about 5,800 ComEd customers were still without power, according to a company news release. Of those, 5,000 were in Chicago.s
The company expects all power to be restored by mid-day today. Officials late Wednesday night said crews...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 3:40 PM
Hundreds of Chicago area schools will remain closed Thursday for the second straight day as an arctic freeze grips the snow-battled region.
From Chicago to Gurnee and Naperville, school superintendents cancelled classes as they cited impassable roads,...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 1:03 PM
In the year leading up to the overhaul of Chicago Public Schools leadership, the school district was beset by troubling instances of fraud and employee misconduct, including $1.13 million in improper benefits paid to retired teachers, systemic abuse of...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:23 AM
On a big week for election news, Trib Nation invited a diverse group of connectors to have lunch with us and share their view of the 2012 election.
What do they see as the campaign's narrative? More importantly, what is motivating them and the people...
| Jun 11, 2012
Charles Evans believes the nation's unemployment rate is unacceptably high, and he has a plan to get Americans back to work.
In an election year, this sounds like political rhetoric. But Evans isn't running for office.
As president and chief executive...
| Feb 20, 2012
When Robert Gallucci arrived in Chicago to take the reins at the MacArthur Foundation in mid-2009, he found himself besieged by new "friends."
"They had great ideas on how the foundation could spend its money," he said.
The onetime diplomat and...
| Oct 7, 2011
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review (WTTW-Ch. 11) Host Joel Weisman with Kathy Bergen (Chicago Tribune), Charles Thomas...