NEWS articles

Chicago museums weigh African artifacts controversy

The Art Institute of Chicago's new exhibit on Benin puts the city in the middle of an international conversation about western museums' holdings of colonial treasures.

over 7 years ago | Robert O'Connor

Student intervention policy on board's agenda

A proposed policy to be considered by the city's board of education would outline the circumstances under which "limited force" could be used to control unruly students.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Trouble at CHA's charity arm

Windows of Opportunity posted a deficit for three years in a row and has lost some key funders. The organization has also run afoul of IRS rules requiring nonprofits to make their tax returns available to the public.

over 7 years ago | Claire Bushey

City's third and fourth-graders lagging

Chicago Public Schools officials are developing new policies to address lagging achievement in the middle grades and a shortage of reading, science and math-certified teachers.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

School officials fear new budget will be lean on capital

Chicago Public Schools officials fear a new state budget will leave them without needed funds for building, repairing and making additions at schools throughout the district.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

New violence policy on BOE's agenda

A focus on teen dating violence is part of a proposed policy to be considered by the city's Board of Education at their monthly meeting.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

CHA expands summer youth job program

Some members of CHA resident councils say they weren't notified soon enough of changes, which diminished their control over jobs. The program now offers nearly 400 summer jobs.

over 7 years ago | Claire Bushey

Locals angle for roles in Johnny Depp film

It's long hours, hard work and little pay, but the chance to appear as an extra in the movie "Public Enemies" - being filmed throughout the city this month - draws plenty of local interest.

over 7 years ago | Mary Brophy

Print gallery opens at the Art Institute

The Art Institute of Chicago has opened its first exhibit in the Richard and Mary Gray Wing featuring prints and drawings collected by the families of five museum trustees.

over 7 years ago | Robert O'Connor

RTA orders audit of paratransit service

In response to an onslaught of complaints from disabled riders, the Regional Transit Authority announces plans to conduct an independent audit of Pace's paratransit services.

over 7 years ago | Jessica Pupovac

Board of Education approves new performance plan

Beginning next fall, Chicago schools will be rated on a point system that takes into account test scores, attendance and drop-out rates and advanced placement enrollments.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

School officials' pleas for more state funding may pay off

CPS officials persuade legislators to increase the district's share of state funding by $98 million, but Blagojevich may not be ready to approve a budget he says needs more revision.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

Senior officials out at CHA

The agency has replaced five high level employees, but isn't saying if they were fired. The officials, including the CHA's top lawyer and media relations officer, are among those who abruptly departed.

over 7 years ago | Claire Bushey

CPS cancels meeting in effort to plug funding gap

Schools chief Arne Duncan and others traveled to Springfield today to lobby for increased funding. The district had asked for $180 million, and may get just a fraction of that.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

A South Side gospel singer takes the hometown stage

With his first CD just released, Chicago native Aaron Sledge will take the stage this weekend at the 24th annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival, alongside some of the biggest stars in gospel music.

over 7 years ago | Tasha Clopton-Stubbs