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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 ...



'He was just trying to make sure he lived another day': Boy, 15, killed in Roseland shooting  Chicago Tribune

Jacob Ellzey looked forward to spending time with his nephew this summer, but he was also worried.



Ex-Fenger student from CNN's 'Chicagoland' loosened his grip, lost his life  Chicago Tribune

If you watched the "Chicagoland" series on CNN two years ago, you might recall the phone call Fenger Academy High School Principal Liz Dozier received one ...



Chicago Mother Outraged Teen Convicted in Son's Death Freed  NBC Chicago

Back in 2009, the beating death of a Fenger Academy High School honor student was captured on camera. Derrion Albert was on his way home from school ...



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 ...



Derrion Albert Video Shows Teens Beating Christian Fenger High School Student to Death  CBS News

CHICAGO (CBS/AP) Cell phone footage showing a group of teens viciously kicking and striking 16-year-old Christian Fenger Academy High School honors ...



Charles Mount, former Tribune reporter, dies  Chicago Tribune

Charles Mount, 78, a former Tribune reporter who covered the state and Cook County civil and criminal courts, dies.



CPS budgets: Did your school lose money?  Chicago Tribune

Of the 642 school budgets released by Chicago Public Schools this week, 336 are getting more money and 306 are getting less compared with last year.



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 ...



Fenger grad featured on 'Chicagoland' TV show shot in Roseland  Chicago Tribune

A graduate of Fenger Academy High School featured in the CNN series "Chicagoland" was shot as he left a relative's house to head to work this morning, ...



CPS enrollment by school for 2018-19: Look up your school  Chicago Tribune

Look up how enrollment at each Chicago public school has changed from 2017-18 to 2018-19.



Police who patrol Chicago schools lack recruitment, training standards, city inspector general says  Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Police Department provides no clear directives on how it selects, trains and evaluates officers assigned to patrol public schools, according to a ...



2 persons of interest released without charges in shooting deaths of teens found in field  Chicago Tribune

Two teens who police were questioning in the deaths of two others on Chicago's Far South Side were released without charges early Tuesday morning as the ...



A Far South Side boy’s failed summer mission: To live another day  Chicago Tribune

Jaylan Ellzey, 15, was killed in a Far South Side drive-by shooting. Jaylan's goal, his uncle said: Live another day. Ms. Mayor-elect, gun violence is Job One.



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.



Remembering a beloved teacher, coach  Chicago Tribune

A life story on Tom Lyons, who coached at Fenger, Brother Rice and Oak Lawn high schools.



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 ...



Niles North High School homecoming halftime show to include 50th anniversary celebration of Vikettes dance squ  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 ...



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 ...



Training, screening of police officers assigned to CPS questioned in new report  Chicago Tribune

Chicago police officers assigned to the city's public schools lack proper training, face little accountability and often have been the subject of citizen complaints to ...



Report: 91 percent of 2015 Chicago Technology Academy High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  Chicago City Wire

In a year when 96 percent of Chicago Technology Academy High School seniors graduated on time, 91 percent of those who attended Illinois community ...



Report: 90 percent of 2015 Tilden Career Communty Academy High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  Chicago City Wire

In a year when 76 percent of Tilden Career Communty Academy High School seniors graduated on time, 90 percent of those who attended Illinois community ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Evelyn J. ODonnell (nee Kruizenga) | Local Obituaries | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

SCHERERVILLE, IN - Evelyn J. O'Donnell age 95, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.



Report: 77 percent of 2015 Kelly High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  Chicago City Wire

In a year when 92 percent of Kelly High School seniors graduated on time, 77 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll in ...



Report: 69 percent of 2015 Steinmetz College Prep High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  Chicago City Wire

In a year when 92 percent of Steinmetz College Prep High School seniors graduated on time, 69 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had ...



Report: 85 percent of 2015 Bogan High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  Chicago City Wire

In a year when 89 percent of Bogan High School seniors graduated on time, 85 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll in ...



Chance the Rapper Announces List of CPS Schools to Receive Funding  NBC Chicago

After announcing Monday that he'll donate $1 million to Chicago Public Schools, Chance the Rapper offered a list of CPS schools Thursday that will each ...



Trial to expose 'street files' used by police to hide evidence years ago  Chicago Tribune

Cop's blowing whistle on secret "street files" prompted wholesale changes by the Police Department and dismissal of a wrongful conviction.



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.



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 ...



Report: 93 percent of 2015 Corliss High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  Chicago City Wire

In a year when 97 percent of Corliss High School seniors graduated on time, 93 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll in ...



Emanuel pulls about-face on CPS police costs  Chicago Tribune

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and top aides diverted more than $58 million away from Chicago Public Schools to help plug a budget hole at City Hall shortly after he ...



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

Faced with an aging workforce, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas are building a new $20 million facility in Little Village to train utility workers.



Female founders still face discrimination, but these women flipped the script  Chicago Tribune

Fundraising in a venture capital world dominated by men can be difficult for women, but some are finding ways around biases to get their tech companies ...



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, ...



Initiative pledges to get 10,000 Chicago youths back to work or school in 3 years  Chicago Tribune

A citywide initiative to get wayward youths back to school or work starts with connecting the organizations that serve them.



Last defendant in Derrion Albert beating death gets 32 years  Chicago Tribune

A Cook County judge today sentenced a man to 32 years in prison in the 2009 videotaped beating death of Fenger High School sophomore Derrion Albert, ...



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 ...



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

The plight of girls and young women in Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods is getting more attention, but advocates — and some of the girls — wonder if it ...



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, ...



Obamas pledge $2 million for summer jobs, apprenticeships for Chicago youth  Chicago Tribune

Barack and Michelle Obama are donating $2 million toward two Chicago programs that provide summer jobs and apprenticeships, setting the stage for the ...



'The things you remember': Centenarians share what it's like to be 100  Chicago Tribune

Local centenarians explain what's good and bad about reaching the century mark.



West Garfield Park church youth pay tribute to tradition and victims of violence  Chicago Tribune

For the first time, the youth at New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church have planned the New Year's Eve *service* called Watch Night, where they will unveil ...



Chicago actor says women directors sweeten OWN's 'Queen Sugar'  Chicago Sun-Times

One of the things actor and Chicago native Timon Kyle Durrett likes about "Queen Sugar" is the pacing of the new drama series on Oprah Winfrey's OWN.



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.



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' ...



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."



Henry Christiansen, ran recruiting company, dies at 76  Chicago Tribune

Henry Christiansen ran a recruiting company that specialized in placing people in the chemical industry.



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.



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.



Eliot Ness collection up for auction  Chicago Tribune

Want to own a piece of Eliot Ness? A collection of credentials and memorabilia belonging to the "Untouchable" is being auctioned off this fall. It includes Ness' ...



Map: Does Your Child's School Have a Cell Tower on Its Property?  NBC Chicago

NBC5 Investigates has compiled a list of all public schools in the Chicago area that lease property for telecom companies to erect their cellular antennas on ...



'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 ...



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