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Woman killed in Pilsen fire identified as CPS teacher Kathleen Gomez  WLS-TV

Chicago Public Schools teacher Kathleen Gomez died Monday morning after a house fire in the Pilsen neighborhood, Chicago police said.



More than a dozen Chicago high schools struggle to survive as enrollment plummets, performance falters  Chicago Tribune

More than a dozen Chicago high schools have been hit by dwindling enrollment and poor academics. CPS plans to close three of these buildings, as well as a ...



Two CPS schools visited by gov offended by ‘prisons’ comparison  Chicago Sun-Times

Gov. Bruce Rauner won't apologize for his "crumbling prisons" remarks about some CPS schools, remarks that sparked a #notaprison campaign on Twitter.



Legislation could fill need for mental health assistance in Illinois schools  Columbia Chronicle

During her senior year of high school, Amina Henderson-Redwan was leading a peace circle at Gage Park High School on Chicago's Southwest Side when she ...



6 Stabbed to Death in Gage Park Were Calm People: Neighbor  Patch.com

Beverly-MtGreenwood, IL - Neighbors express shock at grisly discovery of five adults and child found stabbed to death in South Side home.



Chicago high school has Quiet Time to help reduce students’ stress  Midland Reporter-Telegram

CHICAGO -- Teens shuffle into the classroom, backpacks slung over shoulders and earbuds dangling out of sweatshirts. Jokes among friends fly as the students ...



Charles Lee Verhines  The Vienna TImes

Charles Lee Verhines, age 86 years, a resident of rural Creal Springs, Illinois, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 10:55 AM at the Harrisburg ...



After chaotic hearing on civilian oversight of cops, alderman to change format  Chicago Sun-Times

The format of public hearings on four rival proposals for civilian police review will be dramatically altered after a chaotic first hearing that encountered so much ...



5 charged in theft of more than $870,000 from Chicago Public Schools  Chicago Tribune

Five men, at least one of them a former Chicago Public Schools employee, stand accused of stealing more than $870,000 from two city high schools by ...



Controversial Charter High School Opens In Brighton Park To Fanfare  DNAinfo

BRIGHTON PARK — Years of planning and contentious neighborhood discussions have now ended as the city's newest charter high school unveiled its ...



On Chicago's Southwest Side, immigrants have breathed new life into communities  Chicago Reporter

In Gage Park and Chicago Lawn, Latino immigrants have brought new commercial opportunities to the area despite setbacks caused by the Great Recession.



Chicago's new immigrant destination: Gage Park  Chicago Reporter

The Southwest Side neighborhood has seen an influx of newcomers from Latin American countries.



Accused Robbers Have Bond Hearing, Raise A Stink In Court  Western Springs, IL Patch

South Side Men Charged In Western Springs Robbery - Western Springs, IL - Arrests made in armed robbery at Western Springs auto shop, where two South ...



775 - ELECTIONS 2019, MAYOR. Gery Chico on LGBT issues, policing, Ald. Ed Burke - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive  Windy City Times

Windy City Times News Archive - ELECTIONS 2019, MAYOR. Gery Chico on LGBT issues, policing, Ald. Ed Burke Gery Chico is a lawyer who is aiming to be ...



CPS announces employee cuts at city schools | News  The Beverly Review

More than 900 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) employees, including 356 teachers, will be laid off before the new school year as a statewide education-funding ...



In Wake of Hunger Strike, Dyett's Principal Promises Tech That Goes Beyond PowerPoint  Chicagomag.com

A year after a month-long hunger strike prevented its closure, Bronzeville's Walter H. Dyett High School of the Arts will open this fall with a new focus and a new ...



CPS employee orchestrated $900K fraudulent billing scheme, IG says  WLS-TV

The CPS inspector general says he has uncovered a scheme to steal nearly $1 million dollars from Chicago Public Schools.



6 Dead in Gage Park: Slayings Ruled Homicides as Family Mourns  DNAinfo

Three generations of the family were slain in their Gage Park bungalow.



Oak Lawn man reflects on 50 years as pharmacist  Chicago Tribune

In this day and age, where family businesses are more the exception than the norm, Phillip Guastella, of Oak Lawn, has a lot to celebrate — and probably can ...



Cubs Memories: Hitchhiking to the Game and Throwing Out the 1st Pitch at Wrigley Field  Patch.com

Last year, Patch asked Cubs fans for their favorite memories. As the North Siders make it to the World Series for the first time since 1945, we've again called on ...



Tom Kacich: Players, spectators recall 'snake pit' that was Huff  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Even in those decades long ago, there was no basketball arena in the Big Ten like Huff Gym.Most of the rest were big, airy barns like Lambert Fieldhouse at ...



2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...



Chicago-area schools are ranked by students and teachers using 5Essentials survey.  Chicago Tribune

The Illinois State Board of Education recently made public the results of the 2015 "5Essentials Survey," a compilation of responses from about 675,000 students ...



Southwest City News-Herald, Mother Seeks Closure After 'Jenny's' Death  Southwest News-Herald

Genevieve “Jenny” Mellas was found murdered in Marquette Park on Oct. 9, 2008, and while the fourth anniversary of the unsolved crime passed this week, her ...



Images: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  Chicago Daily Herald

See images of the observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the suburbs of Chicago and around the nation Monday.



The Beachwood Reporter  The Beachwood Reporter

I didn't know much about Steve Harvey until I saw how he messed up announcing the Miss Universe winner. In this video, he offers his views on a variety of ...



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