Chicurrent_logo-reverse
Facebook
Twitter
Feed

Chicago Current archives

April 24, 2014 @ 7:02 AM

3 City Schools Slated for "Turnaround"

The Chicago Teachers Union, however, claim the schools were set up for failure due to a lack of resources. “After being starved of resources for many consecutive years, Dvorak, Gresham and McNair, three promising elementary schools, were set up for ...


April 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

3 city schools handed to private group for 'turnaround'

He warned schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett that her predecessor, Jean-Claude Brizard, had resigned after a year under Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "If he can turn around Mr. Brizard, he can turn around you," George said. Meanwhile, CPS released few details ...


April 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

CPS board approves 3 schools for AUSL takeover

He warned schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett that her predecessor, Jean-Claude Brizard, had resigned after a year under Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "If he can turn around Mr. Brizard, he can turn around you," George said. Meanwhile, CPS released few details ...


April 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

E.C. school officials considering closing elementary school, administration ...

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago School Board is reviewing a proposal that calls for closing Washington Elementary School, the administration building and placing sixth grade students in the middle school. Students at Washington would be moved to ...


April 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Despite pleas, CPS hands three schools to private operator

Supporters from three Chicago public elementary schools selected to have their entire staffs replaced pitched one last stand Wednesday — all for naught. The Board of Education voted to hand over Dvorak Technology Academy, 3615 W. 16th St.; Walter Q ...


April 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

LIVE BLOG: Chicago Board of Education votes on turnaround schools

Those schools include McNair Elementary School in Austin, Dvorak Technology Academy in North Lawndale and Gresham Elementary School in Auburn-Gresham. A “turnaround” is a drastic measure meant to improve students' academic performance at ...


April 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago Board Of Education Votes To Turnaround Three CPS Schools

Despite opposition from a swath of parents and community members, the Chicago Board of Education voted on Wednesday to "turnaround" three underperforming elementary schools at the request of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) district. Progress Illinois ...


April 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

McCormick Place entertainment district zoning approved

The project -- a partnership between DePaul University, the city and the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority -- includes a four-story basketball arena, a 1,200 room Marriott hotel, ground floor retail space and the rehabilitation of the American ...


April 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Chicagoans make pitch for George Lucas museum location

City and museum officials have pledged the facility would be built without taxpayer support. Whether the city would transfer land to the museum or lease land to it for a negligible amount is not yet known. Eleven city museums operate on Chicago Park ...


April 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

US Army Corps of Engineers seeks input on proposed Jackson Park restoration

The study is the culmination of discussions between the USACE and the Jackson Park Advisory Council (JPAC), Chicago Park District and Project 120, a non-profit developing plans for a $10 million music pavilion in the park. It reviews the benefits ...


April 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Neighbors, Park District Spar With Private Leagues Over Use of Popular Park

Ultimately, the advisory council and Chicago Park District officials rejected the baseball league's request to play on Sundays. At the advisory council meeting last week, members said they supported the district's decision and said Park District staff ...


April 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Brookfield Historical Society to host speaker on water issues Wednesday

BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Historical Society will host a speaker from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Grossdale Station, 8820 Brookfield Avenue. The MWRD is tasked ...


April 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Ex-Aide to Cook County Board Head Gets 6 1/2 Years

A former top aide to Cook County's former board president has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for stealing more than $300,000 in taxpayer money and money laundering. Cook County prosecutors say 44-year-old Carla Oglesby was sentenced on ...


April 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

New-home sales plummet in March

“Our core view is that the housing market has stalled and won't contribute” to overall economic growth this year, said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics. ... That increased rate contributed to a $965 million quarterly profit ...


April 24, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Halfway houses spark lawsuit from neighbors

For $150 to $350 a week, A Fresh Start Sober Living Environments Inc. promises recovering substance abusers a place to live and stay clean in the company of their peers — often in renovated homes in quiet Chicago neighborhoods. ... But the case could ...


Recent Comments

Powered by Disqus

E-Mail Updates

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner