NEWS articles

Students downtown climb 25 percent in last five years

Loop businesses are looking for ways to capitalize on a surging population of college students attending classes downtown, including many who live nearby and shop for groceries and clothes.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Mission for new CPS executive team: cut jobs

Chicago Public Schools chief Ron Huberman named 16 administrators as part of an expected management shakeup. One part of their jobs will be to eliminate others.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

No word yet on next City Colleges chancellor

Chancellor Wayne Watson will remain in his position until July 31, a month later than had been expected and one day before he is to become president of Chicago State University.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Senator wants West Side CSU campus open in two years

$40M in a state funding bill could help get the project started. Community colleges in the state stand to get $54M for capital improvements.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

National labor board: Charter school is private

An Illinois labor board certified teachers at Civitas Schools to unionize. But administrators prevailed in their argument that the school operator is a private employer and therefore outside the state's jurisdiction.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

St. Angela principal honored with street sign

Honorary Sister Mary Finnegan Drive runs in front of the school where she has been principal for 25 years. In spite of challenges, the school and its students are doing well.

over 6 years ago | Cassandra Harlan

Social worker helps CPS students shed light on school closings

Aura Brickler says students were angry when district officials decided to close their school, Medill Elementary. So she armed them — with audio recorders.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

DePaul gets $1.4M grant to study alcoholism treatment

Researchers at the school are helping set up a first-of-its kind Oxford recovery home for Latinos, which could open in northern Illinois later this month.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Legislation would loosen cap on new charter schools

A newly passed bill allows for more charter schools, while requiring their operators to disclose more detailed performance data. The measure is awaiting the governor's signature.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

DePaul Proposes 10-Year Expansion Plan

The plan calls for closing North Kenmore between Belden and Fullerton to cars, turning it into a pedestrian mall. The University is also seeking to build a 140-room hotel.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss

Cost overuns, missing records mar Kennedy-King construction

Officials involved in the project can't explain how the cost for Kennedy-King College's new campus jumped from $93 million to more than $202 million. And they can't find documents that could show what happened.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Summertime means construction time at Chicago universities

DePaul, Loyola and UIC are all renovating buildings to add more classroom and office space. The projects will create some hassles, such as blocked entrances, for people on campuses during the summer.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Study: CPS reform program fails disabled kids

The benefits of Renaissance 2010 have not spread to children with special needs, according to a new report. A researcher blames district officials for neglecting to plan for their disabilities.

over 6 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

City Colleges looks to hire 200 teachers

The district is filling slots for tenure-track faculty and needs almost 120 more adjuncts to make up for an increasing number of retirements

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

DePaul groups plan vigil following anti-Semitic vandalism

Swastikas appeared in several places on campus last week, including written a wall inside a residence hall that only students and their guests would have had access to.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs