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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.



Emanuel wants to build new Near West Side high school, according to CPS budget plan  Chicago Tribune

Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to build a new open enrollment high school somewhere on the Near West Side, according to a Chicago Public Schools budget ...



The trials of a neighborhood high school | Feature  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 ...



Some Chicago high schools drastically underenrolled  Chicago Tribune

Chicago Public Schools deals with some high schools that are enrolled at less than a quarter capacity.



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 ...



Reviving a Hollowed-Out High School  The Atlantic

Austin High School on Chicago's struggling West Side is a proud school with a bad reputation and too few students. It likely has just one more shot at survival.



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 ...



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.



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.



Principal Nate Pietrini Leaving Hawthorne Scholastic Academy  DNAinfo

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



'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 ...



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 ...



Armed Robber Grabs Woman By Hair, Tazes Her on Ridgeland Avenue: Prosecutor  Patch.com

CHICAGO RIDGE, IL -- A Chicago man was arrested following a brutal armed robbery in which a woman was forced to the ground by her hair and then shot with ...



Luis Alcala Dead: Family Patriarch Founded Popular Alcala's Western Wear  DNAinfo

Luis Alcala's iconic western wear store has evolved along with East Village, his son and grandson said.



CPS Schools Move Away From Zero-Tolerance Discipline Policies  Gapers Block

By Rachel Anspach. cps_oldlogo.jpg Last Tuesday, Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett showed off changes in discipline ...



Wisch: No Jerrance Howard, No Regrets for Illini Hoops  CBS Local

Contrary to popular belief, I don't think the former Illinois player and assistant coach's absence in orange next season is something that Illini Nation should get all ...



5291 - 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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