A new coalition of parents says it’ll be pushing for an elected school board in Chicago.The parents are mad at the school district over a whole host of issues. Some oppose the board’s policy of closing down failing schools. Others think the district is demonizing teachers.
A Chicago alderman says the city’s account of a fatal shooting by an off-duty police detective is “thin and weak” and says investigators aren’t doing a thorough job.Alderman Michael Chandler (24th) says he has heard from North Lawndale residents who saw the shooting but have yet to be contacted by a
Temperatures in March broke thousands of records in the Midwest, but farmers and gardeners may still want to be cautious about planting early.Experts at the Midwestern Regional Climate Center in Champaign say the possibility of a freeze in April remains high.
A Lake Forest High School student was struck and killed by a Metra train last weekend, the third student from the north-suburban school to be killed by a Metra train since January.Lake Forest Deputy Police Chief Glenn Burmeister said Monday that all three student deaths were intentional.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev are frankly acknowledging continued tensions between their countries on key issues, including Syria and missile defense.Obama says the U.S.