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No More Rugby On Concrete: Wells High School Sets Ballfield Groundbreaking  DNAinfo

Dubbed "Field of Hope," the field is scheduled to be completed before Labor Day weekend, principal said.



The trials of a neighborhood high school  Chicago Reader

Wells Community Academy in West Town has disadvantaged students, many unhelpful parents, a bad reputation, charters nibbling at its enrollment—and some ...



More than a dozen Chicago high schools struggle to survive as enrollment plummets, performance falters  Chicago Tribune

More than a dozen Chicago high schools have been hit by dwindling enrollment and poor academics. CPS plans to close three of these buildings, as well as a ...



Feedback: Noble Charter Schools Story Hit A Nerve  NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

Earlier this month, we posted a story about discipline practices inside Noble Network of Charter Schools , which educates approximately one out of 10 high.



Reviving a Hollowed-Out High School  The Atlantic

Thanks to Chicago's school-choice system, many local campuses are struggling to survive, burdened with too few students, poor funding, and bad reputations.



Reputed Chicago Outfit boss John DiFronzo dies at 89  Chicago Tribune

Reputedly a top figure in the Chicago Outfit for decades, John DiFronzo, 89, died on Monday of complications from dementia in his River Grove home, according ...



Less Than 25 Percent Of Chicago Kids Go To 'Neighborhood High Schools'  DNAinfo

CHICAGO — If the neighborhood high school in Chicago isn't dead, it's on life-support. Citywide, less than 1 out of 4 students attend their neighborhood high ...



Korcek: Former NIU hoops player Booker dies  DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Abe Booker was a colossus in stature, deed and reputation.



Celebrate the monumental mural created by internationally-acclaimed artist Keith Haring and CPS students at the Chicago Cultural Center  WGN Radio - Chicago

Project manager and former Wells High School teacher Irving Zucker, artist Erik DeBat and Nathan Mason from the Department of Cultural Affairs join Justin to ...



Robert Morris University Illinois Announces New Scholarship  PR Web

Mayor Emanuel Joined RMU and Chicago Public Schools in Announcing African American Student Scholarship and Partnership with Wells High School.



The State of CPS • How Charter Schools are Undercutting Neighborhood Schools in Chicago  Jake Krzeczowski

Special Report • Part 4 of 5. This week, TheseDays' latest addition, Nicole Kreizel, dives into the current state of operations at Chicago Public Schools. CPS has ...



Principal Nate Pietrini Leaving Hawthorne Scholastic Academy  DNAinfo

Pietrini is the seventh principal of a Lakeview school to leave in the last three years.



Chicago Restaurant Openings for Spring 2017  Eater Chicago

For a list of summer 2017 openings, go here. June 16. ARMOUR SQUARE— Joy Cafe is open, reported DNAinfo. It serves an iced coffee that comes from a Thai ...



'The Walking Dead's' Michael Rooker on the success of 'Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer': “Told ya so”  WGN Radio

Actor Michael Rooker ("The Walking Dead," "Guardians of the Galaxy") and director John McNaughton ("Mad Dog and Glory," "Wild Things") join Justin to talk ...



Will assistant's departure hurt Illini recruiting?  Chicago Daily Herald

Illinois men's basketball assistant Isaac Chew is leaving for Marquette after just six weeks with the Illini. Now the question is how much of an impact his departure ...



4022 - On doing what you love: Coach Jody Michael - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive  Windy City Times

Windy City Times News Archive - On doing what you love: Coach Jody Michael Where were you when you decided what you were going to do with your life?



Charged With a Crime? Better Check Your Facebook Pictures - Reality Base : Reality Base  Discover Magazine

Earlier this year, the realms of law and new media collided when Lori Drew was hit with federal charges for creating a fake MySpace page and harassing a ...



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