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April 07, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

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Learn more about summer aid. Lately, people may send donations, such as your spouse. If you are unsure whether you would be considered a home or overseas student for fee purposes, making it even harder to be accepted for a loan in future! Securities ...

April 07, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

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April 07, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Gov. Pat Quinn supports increase in financial aid in University speech

Students could see an increase in the amount of financial aid they receive, Gov. Pat Quinn said in a speech at the University on Thursday. Quinn's March 26 budget proposal includes a $50 million increase to the Monetary Award Program, a student aid ...

April 07, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

LSC elections held Monday and Tuesday

The Illinois General Assembly created LSCs in 1995 as part of a larger “reform” law that gave the Chicago mayor full control over appointing the Chicago Board of Education. There will be at least one less LSC election next time, with the recent ...

April 07, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Final Four hides many of NCAA's woes

When the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of a group of Northwestern football players' right to form a union on March 26, the compensation and rights of student-athletes everywhere suddenly became a very big ...

April 07, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Tunney's Endorsement of LSC Candidates Unsettles Some

LAKEVIEW — Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) endorsed candidates for this week's local school council elections, including a controversial former Chicago Board of Education candidate — an act that unsettled residents who saw it as "old-time Chicago politics.".

April 07, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago's Noble charter school network has tough discipline policy

Earlier this year, Chicago Public Schools released statistics showing that charter schools, including those run by Noble, expel students at a rate dramatically higher than district-run schools. At Noble, which runs 14 campuses throughout the city and ...

April 07, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

A push for charter schools, but little difference in test scores

Since Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office in 2011, Chicago has ordered the closings of dozens of neighborhood public schools while approving a new wave of publicly financed, privately operated charter schools, in a much-touted effort to improve education.

April 07, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

The politics of this week's Local School Council elections

Some 6,362 people are running for Local School Council at 513 Chicago Public Schools, including 422 elementary schools whose communities will cast ballots Monday; the rest are high schools voting Tuesday. Among the candidates are charter school ...

April 07, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Boom times coming to McCormick Place neighborhood

When I first came to McCormick Place in 1989 as CEO of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, the neighborhood surrounding the convention center was pretty desolate at night. A vibrant residential community has grown up around the center in ...

April 07, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Stark Raving Rahm Tell us what you really think, Mr. Mayor

Emanuel's forceful personality is especially at odds with the surprisingly Zen atmosphere of the mayoral offices on the fifth floor of Chicago's City Hall. The suite is ... You aren't the same person you were when you graduated college. I didn't say I ...

April 07, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Lights, cameras but no action on video in Cook County courtrooms

“It is hoped that Cook County will be approved sooner rather than later, but there is no specific timetable,” says Joseph Tybor, the Supreme Court's spokesman. “In Cook County, there are some folks who are not on board.” They include State's Attorney ...

April 07, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Can lawmakers police themselves in reforming transit?

For example, a gallon of regular gas in Cook County was averaging $3.96 in March, up 28 cents from February. The good news -- it was 11 cents cheaper than in March 2013. The Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task ... The Marengo Democrat noted that ...

April 07, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Aldermen targeted by progressives

Now comes hope via a new poll, the first to publicly assess the potential political matchup of the century: Toni Preckwinkle vs. Rahm Emanuel. The poll, commissioned by The Illinois Observer, queries voters on a race between the Cook County Board ...

April 07, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Pot of Gold: Or the Outlook for Marijuana Business

In this week's edition of The Week In Review Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle responds to the Newsweek March 4, 2014 article “How Obama Care May Lower the Prison Population More Than Any Reform in a Generation”. She wrote, “I ...

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