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It has been four months since Matt Damon came to school, and though the buzz is gone the bell still rings. Thirty sophomores file into Room 324 at TEAM Englewood Community Academy in the heart of one of the city's most beleaguered neighborhoods. Many of...
Last week, in a valiant effort and one that deserves to be applauded, the mayor and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas took the point in an effort to raise money to expand the at-risk youth basketball program known as Windy City Hoops. “For me, as a...
William Rainey Harper High School, in West Englewood, is known for a few things. It has a really good football team for its size. In 2010 it was featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for its success in boosting a dismal academic record....
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"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel a few years ago. "And what I mean by that," he said, "it's an opportunity to do things you could not do before." Things you could not do before? Or things you would not do...
More than $500,000 will go to 13 Chicago non-profit cultural organizations from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s International Connections Fund. The resources will enable recipients “to conduct collaborations with arts...
Chicago always has produced jazz giants, larger-than-life figures whose art towers over that of mere mortals. Who are today's Chicago jazz giants? Following is an annotated guide to some of the titans who will be performing during the fall season: Art...
This has been a bloody summer in Englewood, on the city's South Side. But that hasn't stopped resident Ernest Dawkins, who also happens to be one of Chicago's most widely respected musicians, from putting on the 13th annual Englewood Jazz Festival....
When Chicago trumpeter Victor Garcia picks up his horn on Friday night, he'll be making news in at least two ways. He'll be leading a new septet, and he'll be introducing listeners to a potentially major new room: the performance hall at the University...
Change of SubjectIf you live in Chicago, it's virtually an abdication of your civic duty not to listen to the extraordinary, eye-opening and and infuriating two-part "This American Life" series on Harper High School. Part one Part two If you prefer just......
Change of SubjectA roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Newsroom CAN TV: Host Ken Davis is joined by teachers Kimberly Walls (Fulton Elementary School), David...
Change of SubjectFrom our story today on the agreement between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union to hire nearly 500 new teachers to work in the longer school day: (Mayor Rahm) Emanuel could not say where that money will......
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