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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 ...



Gage Park High School Students Charged After Rape Of Disabled Girl  CBS2 Chicago

(STMW) — A Gage Park High School student forced a learning disabled girl to perform a sex act on him in the South Side school's band room while his ...



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 ...



Two Gage Park High Students Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Classmate  CBS2 Chicago

CHICAGO (STMW) — Two Gage Park High School students have been charged with sexually abusing another student inside a school washroom Tuesday ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Chicago teen's prom, graduation paid for by 'fairy godmothers'  WLS-TV

It's a real-life "Cinderella" story for a high school student who was struggling to pay her way to prom and graduation. She was selling chips to raise money for ...



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 ...



After 'Cinderella' prom, Chicago teen gives back  WLS-TV

After her "Cinderella" prom, a South Side student is making Chicago Proud by giving back.



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 teen helped by 'fairy godmothers' heads to prom  WLS-TV

We have the happy ending to a real life "Cinderella" story with a few surprises.



Chicago's new immigrant destination: Gage Park  Chicago Reporter

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



Public meeting seeks input about city handling of Chicago police misconduct  WLS-TV

A public meeting to discuss how the city of Chicago handles police misconduct cases will be held Tuesday.



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 ...



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 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 ...



Slain Boy Found in Lagoon Was Bullied By Gang Members, Family Says  DNAinfo

CHICAGO — A missing Chicago Lawn teen was identified Sunday as the body pulled from a Marquette Park lagoon earlier this month. Julius “Jay” Campbell, 14 ...



CPS employee orchestrated $900K fraudulent billing scheme, IG says | abc7chicago.com  WLS-TV

The CPS inspector general says he has uncovered a scheme to steal nearly $1 million dollars from Chicago Public Schools. A former employee is accused of ...



Slain South Side Family Identified; 2 Children Among the Dead  Patch.com

Chicago, IL - They may have been dead for at least 2 days, police said. Responding officer described home as a "bloody mess." Autopsies today.



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, ...



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 ...



UIC Keeps the Flame for One of its Biggest Fans  DNAinfo

NEAR WEST SIDE — Off to its best start in 15 years, the University of Illinois at Chicago men's basketball team has extra inspiration this season.



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 ...



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

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



Matheny-Withrow Elementary awarded $3M, 5-year School Improvment Grant  The State Journal-Register

Another Springfield public school is getting a big boost from the federal government to help it turn things around.The Illinois State Board of Education announced ...



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

Results from the personality test showed that the listeners who experienced frisson also scored high for a personality trait called Openness to Experience.



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