The enrollment reached 100% of freshmen at four Chicago Public Schools during the last two years, according to the report from the CPS inspector general.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle appeared at the ground-breaking to show her support, speaking candidly about how South and West Side neighborhoods have suffered from “racist disinvestment for generations” as predominantly white neighborhoods in Chicago have received the “lion share of investment.”
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Democrat Valencia airing first TV ad in Illinois secretary of state race, taking potshots at primary rival Giannoulias
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With first-year general manager Ryan Poles almost starting from scratch, the Bears likely will be challenged to develop Justin Fields — and keep him healthy — while losing games in 2022. It won’t be easy with this roster, but it can be done.
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The federation announced separate collective bargaining agreements through December 2028 with the unions for both national teams on Wednesday, ending years of often acrimonious negotiations.
The honor comes with a $25,000 grant for the Hyde Park theater company currently in the midst of its 67th season.
In latest fallout from predator priest, Chicago archdiocese settles sex abuse claim for $1.2 million
The settlement before a lawsuit was filed marks the latest chapter in the story of the now-defrocked priest Daniel McCormack, one of the most notorious pedophiles in the history of Chicago’s archdiocese.
It takes a little time to assemble, so consider the process a meditative exercise with comforting results.
5 people wounded by gunfire in Chicago Tuesday — one in a grade school, two near another grade school
A 7-year-old boy was grazed in a classroom at Disney Magnet School, and two people were wounded near Finkl Academy.
Travis Strickland caught the pending Illinois-record skipjack herring, in part because he knew what he had; plus the Stray Cast (hello, Warren Zevon).
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One step would be to adjust the deadline in the city’s heating ordinance to a date earlier than June 1.
The shooting happened at the Warwick Allerton Hotel, officials said.
We need more alternative activities for these young people, summer jobs, outreach workers downtown to engage with youth and more.
The teen was standing on the sidewalk in the 5200 block of West Ferdinand Street about 5:35 p.m. when he was shot in the chest, police said.
The boy was transported to Lurie’s Children’s Hospital in good condition, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt.
Amireon C. Williams, 18, allegedly opened fire on 14-year-old Lavon’ta Brown in a Citgo parking lot in the 1000 block of Jackson Street Sunday around 5:15 p.m., North Chicago police said in a statement.
Three new hospitals say they’re missing out on millions in CARES Act pandemic relief because they didn’t exist before the crisis hit, so it’s tough to prove how much it has cost them.
The Cubs also called up lefty Brandon Hughes and utility player Christopher Morel.
“In a neighborhood with the most youth in the entire city of Chicago and some of the least amount of greenspace, projects like this are a game-changer,” said New Life Center Pastor Matt DeMateo.
No students at Finkl Academy were injured, but classes had ended 15 minutes earlier and many students were still around and ran in a panic for cover, witnesses said.
He tested positive for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. Mejia is the second Brewer disciplined this season under MLB’s drug program.
16-year-old boy shot dead in Millennium Park had big plans for his family and for his music ‘if I make it to 21.’
The White Sox took the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader, their second straight win in Kansas City.
Fields, though, has a skillset that’s jumped out to Lucas Patrick during the offseason program.
The 30-year-old Swiss international has a base salary of $7.35 million and total compensation of $8,153,000.
Summer arrived last week, even if only for a few days of record heat, and that impact leads this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a majority of police officers face a risk of alcohol abuse, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder, and one in four have considered suicide.