| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:26 AM
WASHINGTON—Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said today that she hopes Barack Obama’s presidential library is planted in the last place he called home before the White House: Chicago.
Pritzker, speaking at a breakfast sponsored by Politico,...
| Dec 2, 2013
I recently wrote about a mentoring camp for black male teens that took place at Chicago State University and was sponsored by talk show host and comedian Steve Harvey.
The main requirement for the teens to participate in the Steve Harvey Mentoring...
| Nov 25, 2013
The University of Illinois at Chicago announced Sunday that it wants to house President Barack Obama's future library and museum, joining a growing list of contenders.
UIC is exploring at least five sites on its Near West Side campus, said university...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Downers Grove high school administrators say they are implementing improvement plans to boost student achievement, a state requirement for schools that did not reach mandates in standardized testing this year.
The two Downers Grove-based High School...
| Nov 18, 2013
On Friday night, 100 black male teenagers lined up for dinner on the fourth floor of Chicago State University's main library. They were participating in a weekend mentoring camp sponsored by talk show host and comedian Steve Harvey.
Some of the young...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Juan Perez Jr. has the story: A blog written by Chicago State University faculty members that has been critical of the school's administration was sent a "cease and desist" notice by university lawyers Monday, deepening an ongoing rift between a......
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Fumes from a gasoline-powered generator apparently killed a family of four who had just moved from Chicago to a house in northwest Indiana, police said Thursday.
Police on Wednesday night found extension cords snaking from a generator in the garage...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:56 AM
The CTA and South Side artist Theaster Gates are hosting public meetings starting this month about art for the 95th Street Red Line station, which will undergo renovation starting next year.
The $1.3 million art program, which is being billed as the CTA'...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 10:07 PM
A 33-year-old Chicago State University student was preparing for his last year of studies when he was shot and killed Sunday afternoon during a robbery at his apartment building in the South Chicago neighborhood, authorities said.
The gunman shot Telkia...
| Jul 16, 2013
Downers Grove District 99 students made significant progress in reading skills during the 2012-13 school year, but the district failed to meet several of its larger goals, officials said in a year-end review.
Administrators detailed progress from...
| May 13, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Evidently not. The Chronicle of HIgher Education has posted a list of the top 100 salaries of public-university presidents (by total compensation package: Graham B. Spanier Pennsylvania State University at University Park $2,906,721 (1st) Jay Gogue Auburn...
| Mar 3, 2013
Mike Biscan and Patty Ryan recently returned to their home in Lincoln Park from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico — it's a trip they take every year for Valentine's Day, and they did what they have done every time they visit: After checking into their hotel,...