Across Illinois and the Chicago area, teachers are flipping instruction. Students watch video lectures or absorb new information at home and come to class to do their assigned work. Advocates say it allows teachers to push for higher-level thinking inside the classroom, but critics worry about technological hurdles.
A federal court ruling means a same-sex Chicago couple will be allowed to marry before the state's gay marriage law takes effect. U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin on Monday ordered the Cook County clerk to issue an expedited marriage license to Vernita Gray and Patricia Ewert. Gray is terminally ill.