NEWS articles

U of C grad student gives one “hell” of a tour

Paul Durica gives free, well-attended and quirky tours of some of the South Side's most notable historical spots. He's focused on the Leopold and Loeb murder, as well as the Columbian Exposition.

over 6 years ago | Tasneem Nomanbhai

Feds say City Colleges debit card program complies with law

The U.S. Department of Education reviewed a City Colleges program that lets students get financial aid loan refunds loaded onto a debit card that carries fees for withdrawals. The program meets all federal requirements.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Roosevelt: Has athletics, needs gym

Roosevelt University is restarting its athletics program from scratch, with baseball, tennis and cross-country on the way. The school is also looking for a place for some of its new teams to play.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges rethinks debit card program

One official wants to find a way to get rid of the costly fees students can accrue using the cards, which provide a fast way for students to get their tuition loan refunds.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Harold Washington looks to assessment efforts after self-review

The college conducted the review last year, leading up to its recent accreditation. A 250-page report produced by faculty and staff provides details on all aspects of the school.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Poll: Chicagoans want more transparency, less Olympics

Local labor leaders and community organizers descended on city hall yesterday to criticize the city for failing to focus on the needs of the working class.

over 6 years ago | Fernando Diaz

Election fraud included wedding list, former Teamster says at trial

Union ballots ended up at the homes and offices of friends, family and people who didn't know a thing about the Teamsters election -- all part of the scheme to steal the election, prosecutors allege.

over 6 years ago | Fernando Diaz

City Colleges wants racial discrimination suit dismissed

But the attorneys for former employee Ramona Shaw say there are many unanswered questions, and the case should move toward trial after attempts at settling failed.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Chicago joins nationwide tax protests

A rowdy crowd at Daley Plaza protests everything from taxes to bailouts to war, as Chicago joins nationwide demonstrations on the day that Americans file their tax returns.

over 6 years ago | Fernando Diaz

Mental health providers frustrated with state billing system

While Chicago's mental health centers have had their own billing problems, providers across the state are expressing frustration with the state's billing system. They say it arbitrarily rejects data, among other problems.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Community addresses barriers surrounding Latino homelessness

Latino community leaders and social service workers gathered yesterday to discuss how to encourage more homeless Latinos to seek help when they need it

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Former Teamsters president takes stand in fraud trial

A star witness in the trial of three former Teamsters Local 743 members took the stand and admitted his role in rigging a union election.

over 6 years ago | Fernando Diaz

Lack of secrecy, duplicate ballots become focus of Teamster trial

Election official says "few controls" on who received ballots, but she checked duplicate ballots to make sure votes weren't counted more than once. Trial to continue on Monday.

over 6 years ago | Fernando Diaz

AG: City Colleges violated law, but it was not ‘willful or intentional’

Trustees should have provided proper notice to the public the first time around when they voted on a tuition hike, the attorney general's office says in a letter.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Shoddy punctuation helped bust Teamsters

Three former Teamsters Local 743 officials are on trial, accused of scheming to steal a union election. Federal prosecutors say the three altered union membership records to send ballots to their allies.

over 6 years ago | Fernando Diaz