Lowell Wyse moved to Chicago's North Side neighborhood Rogers Park from Kansas, and couldn't help marveling at the area's international mix. He wonders what role the city plays in settling international refugees, and if that has anything to do with his neighborhood being so diverse. WBEZ's Odette Yousef investigates.
CPS officials are still seeking an extension of the state-mandated Dec. 1 deadline for announcing school closures this year. The five-year moratorium would not start until after the coming wave of closures, and a press release says the moratorium hinges on that deadline extension.
In the highest-profile event yet for a pilot program that allows cameras in some Illinois courtrooms, a DuPage county judge allowed cameras inside the courtroom Wednesday for Elzbieta Plackowska’s arraignment.