About 300,000 Chicago kids head back to school today.Some are heading into completely new school buildings or programs.In just 10 months, a shiny metal-and-glass, super-modern school has emerged from vacant industrial land on the Southwest Side. It’s an UNO charter school, where Juan Rangel is
Children pushed new yellow pencils into sharpeners, and a few kindergartners shed tears after their parents left them Monday, the first day of school for more than 5,000 charter school students in Chicago.School officials used the early return to school at the charters to again call for a longer sch
A top Chicago official is criticizing the way her party is filling her former Illinois House seat.
Susana Mendoza resigned as District 1 representative last month to become city clerk. To replace her, the district’s Democratic ward committeemen chose Chicago police Sgt. Dena Carli.
Illinois Democrats are defending the new boundaries they've proposed for state legislative districts. Two hearings on the maps were held over the weekend in Chicago.Democrats hold the governor's office and both chambers of the legislature, putting them in control of the mapmaking.