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Expecting this latest special session of the legislature in Springfield to get Illinois' finances back on track is like expecting someone who throws out the ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field to give the Cubs six solid innings on the mound. Both...
Tags: Politics, Bonds, Marketing, Moody's Corporation, Wrigley Field
You might find Cescily Washington teaching a dance class at a Chicago public school, standing before her young students dressed in her black leotard with her hair pulled back into a bun. Other times she's preparing for upcoming events, such as the North...
A little more than two years ago, the curtain lifted on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra-led Citizen Musician initiative, and CSO Association President Deborah Rutter told an overflow crowd at the Chicago Cultural Center: “All of you are citizen...
The Chicago Public Schools, the Silk Road Ensemble, the Humanities Festival, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Citizen Musician, "cultural entrepreneurship" — Yo-Yo Ma has a way of filling his plate during his now-...
With all the distrust and conflict surrounding the Chicago Public Schools' list of school closings and the rancorous debates over class sizes and public pensions in the state of Illinois, it's no surprise that the organizations that represent teachers...
Tags: Human Interest, Students, Radio, Teachers, Teaching and Learning
"If you can't make it here," many Chicagoans have told me over the years, "you can't make it anywhere." That's why educators, politicians and labor organizers across the nation are keeping a close eye on the city's teachers strike. For public workers'...
Morgan Park’s loaded backcourt is now complete. Senior point guard Markee Williams, who transferred from Morgan Park to Crane and then back to Morgan Park, has been declared eligible by Chicago Public Schools administration, according to Morgan...
Tags: Richton Park, Morgan Park, Hyde Park
Do punks and gangs run Chicago's schools? You'd get that idea listening to parents and activists protesting the closings of 61 school buildings by Chicago Public Schools. The schools should remain open, protesters say, because kids will be caught in the...
Give the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events this much: It listened to what Chicagoans said they wanted in a Cultural Plan and wrote it down. And then wrote some more. And more. Released Monday, the Cultural Plan's 48 pages...
The first time Ronaldo Gonzalez met Matthew Bambrick, there was a slight communication glitch. Ronaldo, a third-grader at the Lozano Bilingual & International Center, didn't catch a first name for Bambrick, a security specialist at Exelon Corp. So...
I can't fathom the hours being put in at the Illinois High School Association offices investigating and ruling on football eligibility and transfers. I can understand, in this economy, families pulling kids from private schools and enrolling them in...
I can't help but wonder about the short- and long-term impact the Chicago Public Schools teachers' strike will have on football prospects. I realize football isn't a big deal in the overall picture, but it's big for some student-athletes, both in...
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