The Viceroy Hotel, which stands at the southern edge of Union Park on Chicago's Near West Side, wears different chapters of its history on its sleeve.On the building's front facade are Art Deco stylings that date to the building's construction in 1929 and 1930 as one of the city's “apartment hotels.
There's no standardized test for street-smarts and that sort of experience will not necessarily earn students a ticket to the college of their choice. But in the late 1960s, curbside know-how helped a group of West Side gang members get a full ride to Dartmouth College.
There’s a novel solution bringing relief to food deserts on Chicago’s West Side.Sparing the expense of building a bricks and mortar grocery, a group has transformed a decommissioned CTA bus into a mobile, one-aisle produce mart.
President Obama and congressional leaders may be trying to cut the federal budget, but they’ve agreed to pour more than a half-billion dollars of new funds into Race to the Top, the president’s signature education program.
A former longtime Chicago alderman has recaptured his old seat. Michael Chandler won about 60 percent of Tuesday’s 24th Ward runoff vote. He’ll replace Ald. Sharon Denise Dixon, who finished with about 40 percent.