| Aug 11, 2011
Potentially hundreds of failing Chicago State University students received state financial aid even though their grades were so low that they shouldn't have been allowed to take classes, according to testimony Wednesday at a state hearing.
| Jul 16, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Stanley Fields resigned after just a year as superintendent of a suburban Cook County school district where he was put on leave, faced with firing and ultimately required to apologize to the community. Still, he walked away with a $100,000 severance...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 2:53 PM
According to the Illinois Career Information System (ICIS), the job outlook for school counselors in Illinois is high with 329 annual openings and a growth rate of 8.7 percent among all other professions. In the United States, the job outlook is also...
| May 27, 2011
Jean-Claude Brizard kicked off his first day as CEO of Chicago Public Schools with a return to the classroom.
He stepped into Guggenheim Elementary School in Englewood and Juarez High School in Pilsen on Thursday to talk to teachers, principals,...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 10:01 PM
The Civic Federation has thrown its support behind a property tax hike and proposed $5.9 billion budget for Chicago Public Schools in 2011-12, but it has concerns about the long-term financial health of the school district.
In a report released Monday,...
| Oct 18, 2010
Illinois has been cutting the number of points required to pass annual achievement exams, allowing children to flub more questions but still be deemed "proficient."
Back in 2006, it took 36 of 56 points — about 64 percent — to pass the fifth-...
| Sep 21, 2010
| 5:40 PM
America's traditional 180-day school year is more myth than reality in Illinois, as a jumble of state laws, rules and waivers allow districts to chip away instruction time, shorten school hours and cut the number of days students come to school.
| Apr 17, 2012
| 12:17 PM
The chief finance officer of the small town of Dixon embezzled more than $30 million over the last six years and used the money to finance a lavish lifestyle that included horse stables in Illinois and Wisconsin, federal prosecutors alleged.
| Apr 13, 2012
| 4:50 PM
A California fish processor has voluntarily recalled 58,828 pounds of a frozen raw yellowfin tuna product because of its association with a "multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly," according to a Food and Drug Administration announcement Friday...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 4:54 PM
LOS ANGELES ( KTLA ) -- Minnesota-based Cargill Inc. has expanded a recall of ground turkey after more batches tested positive for Salmonella.
Cargill issued a voluntary recall of over 185,000 pounds of ground turkey Sunday after a test sample at an...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 7:23 PM
Unwilling to fix leaky water mains in Crestwood, a south suburb known for its penny-pinching ways, village leaders secretly supplemented their supplies for more than two decades with a community well they knew was contaminated with cancer-causing...