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Clout StPosted by John Byrne at 12:42 p.m. Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced new presidents at four City Colleges, saying the new leadership will be accountable for improving student performance. "The community college system is on the front line of training.......
Tribune reporterA 17-year-old boy and 22-year-old man were killed within hours of each other in separate West Side attacks Friday night, and a 29-year-old man was killed on the South Side, officials said. The youngest of the three killed was with an 18-year-old...
For RedEyeEnoch Simpson may have created a monster. Since the days when his homemade doughnuts became a surprise brunch sensation at Nightwood, gourmet twists on the classic breakfast pastry have swept the city, threatening to make the trend go stale. With the...
RedEye Sound BoardAs Chicago continues to get strong looks from the national music industry, there is a noticeable dearth of material from the city's large and vibrant Latino community. Rafael Navarro aims to change that. Rapping under the moniker Scheme, he maintains...
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Tribune reporterCircus performers and Shakespearean actors helped Mayor Rahm Emanuel announce Tuesday that the city is doubling the number of performances and cultural events at its parks this summer. Amid lush greenery and newly bloomed flowers at Garfield Park...
Chance the Rapper is going to make sure he gets this right: rap music, a pop-star ascent from Chicago, a record deal, that whole fame thing — and on his own terms. Chance, whose full name is Chancelor Bennett, has been drawing increasingly large...
By Chicago Public Schools' own reckoning, about a quarter of its elementary schools and more than 40 percent of its high schools are failing, according to internal documents obtained by the Tribune. Each year, district officials score each school based...
RedEyeCan the test drive be over now? An afternoon test drive of a Dodge Charger turned into a joyride Monday when a teenager from Humboldt Park sped off in the car, with a reluctant dealership employee riding shot-gun. Kendall Jackson, 18, of the 4800...
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Pressured for months by teachers, community leaders and aldermen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked school board is nonetheless expected on Wednesday to approve closing all but a few of the 53 elementary schools the administration wants to shut down....
RedEyeWhen Chicago police officers observed a car double-parked on the 1400 block of North Keeler Avenue in Humboldt Park Thursday, they decided to talk to the driver. But the driver, Francisco Cruz, of Belmont Gardens, couldn't speak, the police report said....
Thirty-six thousand one hundred and twenty-three. That's the number of properties in Chicago listed last week in some stage of mortgage foreclosure. This is a disaster. This is a crisis. And though you wouldn't know it from the amount of news coverage...
Tags: Chicago Loop, Chicago Mayor, United Center, West Loop, Navy Pier
Special to Tribune NewspapersAn array of vegetables, herbs, flowers and much more is hitting farm stands as the 2013 farmers market season gets underway. Although most markets will open later in May or in early June, several have already started. The market in Collum opens Wednesday,...
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