Many activist groups want the mayoral candidates to take a break from the mudslinging. We hear them describe some of the city’s big issues.
With a traditional cart he made himself, a new vendor brings a delicious Mexican treat to the Pilsen neighborhood.
Hundreds attended a weekend forum aimed on getting candidates’ concrete plans for helping neighborhoods.
Parents brave frosty temperatures for one — or two — of the limited spots in the Chicago Park District’s after-school child care program.
We get the backstory on how a generation of school closings has changed the lives of Chicago’s kids and the nature of Chicago politics.
Some 70,000 kids, nearly all black, lived through a school shakeup, WBEZ finds. At the same time, CPS opened almost 200 schools.
The state’s new rating system emphasizes year-over-year improvement, takes a less punitive approach to low performance.
State officials insist new labels being unveiled Wednesday aren’t a punishment. But some local school leaders believe the labels will hurt.
On Oct. 31, each school will receive a performance rating from the state — the first ratings issued under a new federal education law.
Faced with a teacher shortage, Illinois wants to smooth the way for would-be teachers, stoking fears of “deprofessionalizing” the field.