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'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 teenage nephew this summer, but he was also worried. “Summer in the city, it's just something different,” ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Chicago Public Schools enrollment by school for 2018-19  Chicago Tribune

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

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 ...

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 ...

2017-18 budgets: Search for your CPS school  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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

'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.

SAT scores in Illinois: explore the data  Chicago Tribune

Unlike most of Illinois schools, Hersey High School in Arlington Heights scored an average 1202.3 on the SAT, one of only 14 high schools in the state that on ...

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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' ...

'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.

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.

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.

Wu-Tang Clan working to build 'peace' coalition in Chicago  Chicago Sun-Times

Wu-Tang Clan will call up a few Chicago peace activists to the stage Saturday when it performs at Riot Fest. It's part of a larger project that has the legendary ...

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.

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."

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.

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 ...

When Social and Emotional Learning Is Key to College Success  The Atlantic

While test scores can predict academic success, self-management and relationship skills may better prepare students to thrive and graduate.

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.

'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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