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Acclaimed Fenger High principal and 'Chicagoland' star to leave CPS in July  Chicago Tribune

Chicago Public Schools Principal Elizabeth Dozier — who has led Christian Fenger Academy High School in Roseland since 2009 — will leave the school ...

Boys 16 and 17 found shot to death in Far South Side field: 'They’re killing the children'  Chicago Tribune

Two teen boys were found dead in a field in the Far South Side's Golden Gate neighborhood.

'Sad day' after Fenger grad featured on 'Chicagoland' killed in shooting  Chicago Tribune

A Fenger Academy High School graduate who talked about his struggle to escape gun violence in the CNN documentary series "Chicagoland" was killed early ...

Why financial literacy is vital for students of color  Chicago Tribune

Students of color share common obstacles when it comes to their well-being — a lack of financial literacy being one of them. The Academy Group Chicago is ...

Mom of one of two boys found dead in field pleads for public's help  Chicago Tribune

Days after two teenagers were found shot dead in a field in an isolated portion of the city's Far South Side, the mother of one of the boys pleaded with the ...

Former Fenger Principal Liz Dozier on 'Chicago Beyond' Project  Chicago Tonight | WTTW

2017 in Chicago is off to another violent start. Public schools face a resource crunch. And an educator experienced in how those problems intertwine is trying to ...

Niles North High School homecoming halftime show to include 50th anniversary celebration of Vikettes dance squad  Chicago Tribune

The halftime show at Niles North High School's homecoming game Sept. 7 will honor the Vikettes dance team's 50th anniversary and include a performance that ...

JB Pritzker Fields Questions from High School Students  Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Democratic nominee for governor J.B. Pritzker answers questions from 70 Mikva Challenge high school students – some of whom will be first-time voters in ...

Violence, tension built up over years at Fenger  Chicago Tribune

No one knows exactly when the conflict between kids from the Altgeld Gardens housing projects and the sliver of Roseland called the "Ville" began.

Roseland’s transformation captured in 1970 student film  Chicago Reader

The footage of Old Fashioned Days on South Michigan Avenue will become the centerpiece of a new documentary.

Robert Alan Billstrand

By Huehns Funeral Home. Robert Alan Billstrand, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, was called Home to be with the Lord, Tuesday evening, September 11, 2018 at Sturgeon ...

Chance The Rapper Announces CPS Schools Receiving $10K From His Donation  CBS Chicago

Chance the Rapper announced Thursday via Twitter the nine Chicago public schools that will receive $10000 checks as a part of his $1 million donation to CPS.

Tuesday's Election Is First Test Of Youth Voter Turnout After State-Mandated Civics Education  Block Club Chicago

ROSELAND — Midterm elections are Tuesday, and in Illinois these will be the first major elections since the state began rolling out a plan to mandate civics ...

Common, Ice Cube lead Chicago panel on violence for VH1 special  Chicago Tribune

Common and Ice Cube were among the stars who took part in a discussion about gun violence this month on the South Side ahead of the release of their movie ...

Beyond makes $1.6M investment in Lawndale legal group  Crain's Chicago Business

Chicago Beyond, the venture philanthropy fund launched by former Fenger Academy High School principal Liz Dozier, will invest $1.66 million in Lawndale ...

Federal School Safety Research Eliminated to Fund New School Security Measures  Education Week

Funding for the new STOP School Violence Act, which funds school security and safety measures, will come at the expense of federal research about school ...

In Fenger, art builds community  Chicago Tribune

The urge to create is as old as the human race, as ancient as the day someone felt the urge to draw colorful lines across bodies and faces or, more permanently, ...

Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas to build $20M training center in Little Village  Chicago Tribune

With more than half of their field workers nearing retirement and massive modernization projects underway, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas are building a ...

Remembering a beloved teacher, coach  Chicago Tribune

This was supposed to be a column about a heroic dog, a wheaten terrier who ran for help after his owner hit his head during a fall in his Evergreen Park home.

Watch 'Barbershop' stars discuss social issues at South Side town hall  Chicago Tribune

South Side rapper-turned-actor Common said he wanted his new movie, "Barbershop: The Next Cut," to accurately portray the social issues that Chicagoans ...

Teacher dies after collapsing at Austin elementary school  Chicago Tribune

A Chicago Public Schools teacher has died after suffering a heart attack at an elementary school in the Austin neighborhood, authorities said.

'Chicagoland' star returns to school  Crain's Chicago Business

School is back in session this week, and Elizabeth Dozier has returned to fighting the good fight — this time without cameras.

Derrion Albert's Death May Be Rooted in School Closures  NBC Chicago

School closings under Daley's Renaissance 2010 program leave kids with few outlets.

Impact of Chicago's violence on girls in toughest neighborhoods often overlooked  Chicago Tribune

Her 3-inch-thick court file reveals a dark and violent world the teen is navigating: multiple arrests and stays in the juvenile detention center, repeated violations ...

Jurors convict juvenile in Chicago teen's beating death  CNN

A 15-year-old was convicted in the 2009 beating death of a Chicago honors student that was caught on video, Cook County Circuit Court officials said Thursday.

Even efforts of hometown president couldn’t stem Chicago violence  Chicago Sun-Times

President Barack Obama leaves office as Chicago is in the spotlight not only as the city that spawned his presidency but also for its violence.

Women's co-working firm heading to Fulton Market  Crain's Chicago Business

A female-focused co-working firm and a venture fund focused on at-risk youth are setting up shop in the Fulton Market District, filling up one of the trendy ...

John McNaughton's chilling '80s slasher flick 'Henry' won't stay away  Chicago Tribune

Chicagoan John McNaughton in 1986 made the movie "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" for about $100000. It carried an "X" rating and made several film critics' ...

Chicago Beyond announces winners of first innovation investments  Chicago Tribune

Young fathers, formerly incarcerated youth and students at risk of falling off the college track will benefit from Chicago Beyond, launched by Liz Dozier.

9 Women Who Are Changing Chicago  Michigan Avenue Magazine

Dynamic, dedicated, and determined to raise the bar: these nine influential Chicago women are blazing trails in every field.

Rape survivor helps identify assailant who turns out to be alleged serial killer  Chicago Tribune

Five years later, Candice Franklin rejoices at life sentence for Michael A. Johnson Jr. but struggles to forget: "It still haunts me."

HIV-positive teacher sues CPS, alleging discrimination  Chicago Tribune

A Chicago Public Schools elementary teacher who is HIV-positive filed a discrimination lawsuit against the district Wednesday, claiming his principal routinely ...

Relatives, Chicago officials attend beaten teen's funeral  CNN

The funeral of a Chicago teenager whose beating death was caught on video was attended Saturday by scores of family members, officials and community ...

The lies about murders in Chicago  Chicago Tribune

Until we stop contenting ourselves with the lies about the murder rate in Chicago, change will never happen.

Emanuel front and center at U. of C. forum, CNN series  Chicago Tribune

Mayor Rahm Emanuel had a highly visible evening Thursday, first talking big city politics with three other mayors and then appearing in living rooms across the ...

CPS Adding New Course on History of Jon Burge Torture Cases  Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Chicago teachers will spend the coming weeks preparing for a new course on the history of the disgraced former Chicago Police Department commander who, ...

Murder charge dropped against teen in Chicago beating  CNN

A 17-year-old said Tuesday he is "blessed" that prosecutors dropped a murder charge against him in the beating death last month of a Chicago honors student.

Eileen Skiba, 1951-2013  Chicago Tribune

Newly divorced and looking for a *fresh* start in 2000, Eileen Skiba went on a Caribbean vacation, where she took scuba diving lessons and experienced her first ...

Housing center gives teen parents a fresh start  Chicago Tribune

To a young woman who has gone four years without a permanent address, it is impossible to overstate the joy of appliances.

CPS Completes Installation Of Cameras At 14 High Schools  CBS Local

The Chicago Public School system has just completed a nearly $7 million project to install high-tech, high-definition security cameras in 14 high schools.

Hip-hop has a power beyond gangsta rap, activist says  Chicago Tribune

TJ Crawford would tell you that it's one thing if an outsider looks at hip-hop culture and only sees the gangsta lifestyle, sagging pants and blinding bling. But it's ...

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 ...

Integrating Social-Emotional Learning Into High School  Education Week News

Students benefit when secondary schools make a strong commitment to fostering social and emotional learning, write Barbara Cervone and Kathleen Cushman.

'Another day, another shooting': Photographing Chicago's violence  Columbia Journalism Review

FOR FOUR YEARS, WHILE COMMUNITIES on the south and west sides of Chicago fought an ongoing war against street violence—while people wailed and ...

Juanita Jordan, ex-wife of basketball legend Michael Jordan, speaks out  Crain's Chicago Business

Juanita Vanoy Jordan discusses life after divorce, raising her kids and the next chapter. Includes video.

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