NEWS articles

Roundup: Why so serious?

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

CPS' Fail Whale Twitter strategy

6 years ago | Alex Parker

Exclusive: WYCC political videos spark investigation, lawsuit

Former City Colleges chancellor Watson is accused of directing PBS station WYCC to produce videos highlighting powerful politicians and friends. The programs could violate state and federal grant rules.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

CPS links: Selective enrollment, job fair

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Three takes on Duncan and CPS' test scores

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Blunders helped drive Kennedy-King's costs out of control

Hundreds of e-mails show how mistakes added to Kennedy-King College's costs. But officials refuse to release an internal audit that could explain the project's overruns.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

State budget deal may avert City Colleges layoffs

A last-minute budget in Springfield signed by the governor allows the district to avoid cuts -- for now. But the district must start tackling an expected $4.2 million gap in next year’s budget, officials say.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

State money will replace aging portable buildings at Olive-Harvey

$30 million earmarked for the South Side school in the state's new capital bill will help pay for building a large new facility for its automotive and truck programs.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

At City Colleges, search for new leader surprises some

Faculty and students at the City Colleges had feared their new chancellor would be a clout-heavy candidate selected with little public input. Now, it appears they will get to have a say as the board launches a six-month search.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Interim chancellor named as district pledges open search

Deidra Lewis will be the City Colleges of Chicago’s interim chancellor for the next six months. The board said today it would conduct a thorough and open search to find a permanent replacement.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Student aid grants could get boost, Quinn says

Gov. Pat Quinn says he wants keep from cutting Monetary Award Program grants that college students rely on. That's one of many programs the legislature must find a way to fund -- or else cut -- by a deadline at midnight tonight.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Quinn signs bill with money for new CSU campus

The capital spending bill puts $40 million toward a West Side Chicago State University campus and $31 million toward a new building at Olive-Harvey College.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

EXCLUSIVE: Long-time City Colleges administrator could head district

Deidre Lewis, who joined the district in 1976 and worked her way up to second-in-command before retiring last year, is now being considered to replace Wayne Watson, the outgoing chancellor.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges budget grows, but district braces for state funding cuts

As many as 54 positions could be cut if the district doesn’t get state funding for adult education. CCC would make the cuts in other departments so that adult-ed programs could continue.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs