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The former Little Village firehouse will open as Yollocalli arts center in the summer of 2025.
Currently, students ride for 75 cents, and during the school year. Unrestricted free passes would help kids and CPS families, 70% of whom have very low incomes.
That makes nine schools renamed since a Chicago Sun-Times investigation found 30 schools were named for slaveholders, and schools named after white people — mostly men — vastly outnumbered those named for African Americans, Latinos and indigenous people.
Christian Acevedo, 18, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to murder and attempted murder in the 2022 shootings.
Over-policing students, most of whom are Black, has turned our schools into punitive institutions that hurt the most vulnerable kids.
Brian Crowder, ex decano de los estudiantes en la Greater Lawndale High School for Social Justice, se declaró culpable el miércoles en un acuerdo con los fiscales, sólo para pedir un aplazamiento cuando se enteró que tendría que registrarse como ofensor sexual de por vida.
Prospective candidates took turns presenting their piles of papers for counting; officials had to confirm at least 1,000 signatures before they could be submitted. Candidates have until 5 p.m. next Monday to file.
The week-long process begins Monday, when hopefuls can start turning in to Chicago election officials the minimum 1,000 signatures needed from residents who support their candidacy in one of 10 districts. The races will shape up by the June 24 deadline.
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Lightfoot, who graduated from the University of Michigan in 1988, will be joining the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy in Ann Arbor as a visiting professor.
The June 19 federal and state holiday honors the day in 1865 when the last enslaved African Americans learned they had been freed — two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
Morgan Stanley employees joined Kaboom staffers in creating a safe play space at the Mitzi Freidheim Child & Family Center. “Being able to wave to the kids and seeing the excitement on their faces has been just amazing,” one volunteer said.
The growth on state exams was led by Black students, CPS officials said. But preliminary math scores on state exams show students still lag behind.
Brian Crowder, a former dean of students at the Greater Lawndale High School for Social Justice, entered a guilty plea Wednesday in a deal with prosecutors, only to ask for a continuance when he learned he would have to register as a sex offender for life.
The Chicago Public Schools program aims to bolster teacher ranks amid a workforce shortage.
Graduates marched out of the United Center and held a ceremony outside for students killed in Gaza, saying the university was complicit in the war. Counterprotesters called those statements antisemitic.
Mouse and Loop the happy parents welcomed the new additions the first weekend of May. The four chicks are doing well and won’t be named until they’re ready to take flight, possibly in the next week or two.
Students delivered a petition calling for the reinstatement of Anne d’Aquino on Thursday morning. She was fired on May 8 after she offered an optional assignment, asking students to analyze the impact of “the genocide in Gaza on human health.”
Ruling means charter schools are not protected by the state’s school closing moratorium, which ends next year. The appellate decision is important because it frees the board to vote not to renew charter school contracts.
The two men fell while working at a construction site in Hyde Park on Thursday. The case is being investigated as an accident. Winds were strong in the area.
A pesar de llevar años separados, Guadalupe Miranda y Fernando González se graduaron la semana pasada en las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago. Los dos, compañeros de clase desde la infancia, obtuvieron becas completas para Stanford University en agosto. Ahora se reúnen para compartir la emoción que sienten por sus planes universitarios.