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May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Board of Ed OKs more students in privately operated schools

The Chicago Board of Education voted Wednesday to give more control to private operators through expanded “options” schools for at-risk students and to renew charter school contracts. The vote came as the district claimed success with a homegrown ...

May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Dyett Supporters Take Bid to Keep School Open to School Board President

GRAND BOULEVARD — Supporters hoping to keep Dyett Academic Center open rallied at the school Tuesday after presenting a plan to revive the school to David Vitale, president of the Chicago Board of Education. “They're not getting this school,” said ...

May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Support merit pay in Chicago Public Schools

As a former student of public schools, I completely support merit pay in Chicago Public Schools. During my days in public school, I watched some of the most qualified teachers leave for better-paying jobs, and merit pay may be the solution to keeping ...

May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

ADL to Chicago Public Schools: Act Against Anti-Semitic Targeting

The Chicago branch of the Anti-Defamation League has urged that city's public school system to take immediate action in response to the ongoing anti-Semitic targeting of a Jewish teenager by his fellow students. In addition to the verbal assaults, the ...

May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago Police Mail Woman Citation for Misinterpreted Facebook Comment

The police department of a Chicago area forest preserve district used a local woman's social media post as a basis to send her a citation in the mail after she made a Facebook post about a county park. The woman says she wrote a Facebook post that was ...

May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago Public Schools Wins Competitive Stem Grant at White House Science Fair

“Our goal as a City is for every child to be 100% college ready and 100% college bound, and this grant is part of our larger efforts to prepare our children to be the next leaders in the 21st century highly-specialized, technical economy.” Chicago was ...

May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

New plan floated for disputed site near McCormick Place

... by a 10,000-seat arena that would serve as the new home of the DePaul University basketball team. Last week, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, the city-state agency that runs the convention center, approved the land purchases for the ...

May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Biss' flood management bill moves to governor

Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) aiming to help communities deal with flooding passed the Illinois Senate on Friday and now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn (D) for approval. The bill amends and expands the abilities of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Act ...

May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

The Unsung Heroes of the Colorado River Delta Pulse Flow

In the United States, it included the Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of the Interior (whose Secretary serves as “watermaster” in the lower Colorado River Basin), and the State Department. Water leaders from the seven Colorado River Basin states ...

May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Brown makes three pro-BDCP appointments to water posts

Susan Tatayon, 55, of Rocklin, who has worked at the pro-BDCP Nature Conservancy, Bureau of Reclamation and California Department of Water Resources, has been appointed to the Delta Stewardship Council. Tatayon has been an ... The DCE will constitute a ...

May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Why amending the Cook County pet store law is a bad idea

The Cook County Board will hold a hearing to consider the amendment on Tuesday, June 17 at the County Building at 118 North Clark Street (5th floor) in Chicago at 10:45. Stand up to the three commissioners who want to reverse their original vote ...

May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Teleste technology helps build video security system for the Chicago Transit ...

CTA, the second largest public transportation system in the United States, provides nearly two million rides every day. Since 2005, Teleste has helped the CTA build an IP video transmission, management, recording and storage system that allows ...

May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Toni Preckwinkle on Running for Mayor: 'I'm Not Looking for My Next Job'

With Mayor Rahm Emanuel up for re-election next year, City Hall has been buzzing about a possible challenge from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Preckwinkle's supporters are urging her to run in February 2015, while Chicago's two major ...

May 28, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Illinois Senate passes Preckwinkle's county pension reform package

Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, passed 36-16 and now moves to the House, but its lightning-quick progression through the Senate came without clarity on how exactly the county intends to pay for Preckwinkle's plan. ... Her plan was met with opposition from the ...

May 28, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Rahm Emanuel rival blasts George Lucas museum plans in Chicago

Enlarge Photo. Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg. While "Star Wars" creator George Lucas waits to hear from San Francisco on a proposed site for his Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, a political contretemps has erupted in Chicago over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal.

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