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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 ...



Charles Mount, former Tribune reporter, dies  Chicago Tribune

Across more than 33 years as a Tribune reporter, Charles Mount developed a reputation as a dogged, tenacious reporter who produced many exclusive articles ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Evelyn J. ODonnell (nee Kruizenga)  nwitimes.com

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



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 ...



Final sentence is given in videotaped murder of Fenger High School sophomore  Chicago Tribune

After dozens of days in court over nine long months, Norman Golliday took the witness stand one more time Monday to address the fifth and final young man to ...



2 Fenger coaches removed as beating of student investigated  Chicago Tribune

Patricia Thurmond-Jones opened her front door Saturday morning and saw more than a dozen teenage boys beating her son and grandson, bringing back ...



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.



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 ...



'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.



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 ...



Chance the Rapper names CPS schools that will get $10K  WLS-TV

Chance the Rapper announced Monday he is donating $1 million to the Chicago Public School Foundation after meeting with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner last ...



Emanuel, Holder laud CPS safety record  Chicago Tribune

Mayor Rahm Emanuel brought in Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday to help make the case that Chicago Public Schools students were safer during the ...



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 ...



CPS releases maps of 'safe passage' routes  Chicago Tribune

Chicago Public Schools officials today released maps of routes where security will be provided for the thousands of children going to new schools this year.



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Former Chicago police chief operating engineer Thomas Sullivan dies  Chicago Tribune

Thomas Sullivan was the living example of a man full of life.



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' ...



Foxx fined over campaign finance violations  Chicago Tribune

Cook County state's attorney challenger Kim Foxx was hit with nearly $20,000 in fines from the State Board of Elections on Monday for failing to report a ...



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."



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.



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.



CPS Completes Installation Of Cameras At 14 High Schools  CBS Local

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



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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.



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.



'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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