NEWS articles

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.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Absence of grocery stores plague South Side

Neighborhood activists have been working to eliminate food deserts and provide South Side residents with access to fresh food and produce.

over 6 years ago | Samantha Liss

Prom event aims to curb teen dating violence

While nationwide, violence in relationships is declining among teenagers, the issue is getting added attention since the popular singer Rihanna was allegedly abused by her boyfriend. Many teens in Chicago say they know someone who has been abused in a relationship.

over 6 years ago | Rashanah Baldwin

City Colleges moves to demolish old Kennedy-King

The district is set to spend up to $625,000 for engineering work before demolition can begin. But it still doesn't have the money to pay the expected $10.4 million teardown cost.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges see big boost in continuing education enrollment

Some adults are signing up for classes to get in shape or pick up a new hobby. Others are looking to change jobs. Bucking a national trend, continuing education enrollment is up 24 percent at the City Colleges.

almost 7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Pilsen and Englewood plan for new, low-income housing

The Chicago Housing Authority plans will bring new, green apartments in the Englewood and Pilsen neighborhoods where residents are struggling to find decent places to live.

almost 7 years ago | Megan Cottrell

High fees for debit cards upset Kennedy-King students

Some felt forced into getting the debit cards, say student leaders. And the high fees attached to the cards weren’t made clear to everyone.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

College trustees considering Kennedy-King TIF

The city colleges' Board of Trustees voted unanimously to spend up to $102,000 to have the Johnson Research Group draw up plans for a new tax increment financing district.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Trunk party equips S. Side students for college

Footlockers full of comforters, lamps and toiletries help low-income students get a lock on college life. The program at Robeson High School is so successful, CPS officials want to expand it to other campuses.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Chefs-in-training cooking up a taste of the city's best cuisine

Students at Chicago's Washburne Culinary Institute are slicing, dicing and cooking up a taste by taste tour of some of the city's best restaurants for the Taste of Chicago, which opens today.

over 7 years ago | Ivy R. Green

Gunplay may have led to Dan Ryan crash

One person with a fractured hip was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. Another female was transported to St. Bernard Hospital where she was treated for a gunshot wound to the hand.

over 7 years ago | Steven Chaitman

Half of city's 2007 graduates enroll in college

City officials hail the improved rate of college enrollment among high school graduates, but Chicago's overall rate of enrollment still lags behind the national average.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Wanted: New school proposals

The Renaissance 2010 plan calls for more new schools in 2009 and 2010. Former NBA star Kevin Johnson, who founded a school in California, is likely to be among the applicants.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Cops: Woman dead after domestic dispute

Man hospitalized in S. Side incident

almost 8 years ago | Ashley Mouldon