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Parents lose fight to keep military school out
Oct. 30, 2013
A group of Chicago parents has lost a year-and-half battle to keep their neighborhood middle school from being converted to a military academy.
Researchers: Mayor should hire more cops
Oct. 21, 2013
When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets asked about gun violence, he calls for three-year mandatory minimum sentences for people caught with illegal guns. Many researchers say he should hire more cops instead.
The data behind Chicago's gun crimes
Jul. 17, 2013
Gun crime and homicides have become almost synonymous in Chicago, but the homicide numbers can often mask the overall gun problem in the city, which is buried in a sea of data.
Student chefs serve mayor lunch, compete nationally
Jun. 6, 2013
Five student chefs from George Washington High School on the city’s Southeast Side cook for Emanuel before taking their dish to the nation’s capital for competition.
CPS CEO: 'It’s time to turn the page'
May. 28, 2013
It’s been a year for the history books in Chicago Public Schools, and that’s exactly where schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said she wants it to stay.
CPS to close 50 schools
May. 22, 2013
The Chicago Board of Education voted to close 50 schools Wednesday. It's the largest round of school closings in American history.
Hundreds of students protest firing of teachers
May. 3, 2013
The participating students wrote a letter explaining that they were going to walk out for a number of reasons--but mostly, they walked out for their teachers.
CPS quietly lowers estimated cost savings from school closings
May. 2, 2013
Chicago’s school district had told the public that closing 54 schools would save $560 million over 10 years. Now says that number is $438 million.
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