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BGA: Chicago Public Schools "willfully and intentionally" delaying FOIA requests

Andy Shaw at the Better Government Association says the organization has filed a lawsuit against Chicago Public Schools for "willfully and intentionally" keeping Freedom of Information Act requests from reaching the BGA in a timely manner. From...Show More Summary

Four Ways Higher Education Can Change the K-12 Equation

Most Americans believe that the major problem with K-12 education today is a lack of quality standards. Schools aren't able to effectively impose higher standards, students aren't expected to meet higher standards, and the processofShow More Summary

Millennial Engagement in Midterm Elections Matters, and Here's Why

Thirty of us sat in a Chicago bar discussing how to create a better future for a tsunami of college graduates who are struggling to land jobs. Over local brews at Haymarket Pub and Brewery, we debated solutions and resolved how to better...Show More Summary

Lessons Learned in Englewood: 8 Years of Reflections From a CPS Teacher

A little over eight years ago when I took my first job in CPS at a high school in Englewood, people of all races would look at me like I was crazy when I told them where I would be working. During my time teaching in Englewood I hadShow More Summary

In Love With David Bowie

David Bowie wasn't always a super star. That's right. Despite all the attention being paid to the David Bowie Is exhibition at MCA Chicago, when he flashed across TV screens in my college days he was just a cult figure. And a figure of fun. Show More Summary

It's Time for Illinois Voters to Get Involved

There are 41 days to the Illinois statewide elections -- plenty of time for voters who haven't been paying attention yet to get themselves educated on the candidates and their positions on the issues. But there are only two weeks toShow More Summary

People's Climate March Signs Speak Volumes

Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of joining around 400,000 people in New York to express the urgent need for meaningful climate action. From my vantage point with the NRDC contingent, the incredibly diverse and festive group had a great deal to say. Show More Summary

A few fun facts about Illinois' candidates for governor

When voting for governor, Illinoisans must be well aware of the candidates' views on policy matters such as whether or not they want to raise taxes, how they plan to keep the budget balanced and if they support raising the state's minimum wage. Show More Summary

If You Love Your Dive Bar, Then Kill It!

We catch a lot of flak for introducing readers to classic, hidden, and out of the way watering holes around the country. Many readers have admonished us for alerting tourists to their favorite bars, insisting that now the places will...Show More Summary

End the Algae Assault: Great Lakes Mayors Should Push for Clean Power Plan and Clean Water Protection Rule

The nation was greeted last month with the distressing news that nearly a half-million Americans were robbed of access to drinking water by toxic algae blooms near Toledo. It is amazing, spooky and utterly unacceptable for the citizens...Show More Summary

The Joffrey Ballet Soars in Ambitious Triple Bill: Stories in Motion

The Joffrey Ballet's extraordinary mixed bill, Stories in Motion, exploded onstage at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago this past weekend: three ballets that trace a timeline of the infiltration of Modernism in ballet -- from GeorgeShow More Summary

Chef Jeff Mauro and Singer Phillip Phillips at the Food Network in Conert

Gearing up for Tuesday night's Dinner Party, I headed to the Food Network in Concert at Ravinia last Saturday. In a very fun and off-the-cuff interview, I met with funny man, Jeff Mauro, host of "The Sandwich King" and "The Kitchen,"...Show More Summary

Top 8 Liberal Arts Colleges in Illinois, Ranked by U.S. News and World Report

Though it's too late for this year's first-time college students to make use of U.S. News and World Report's college rankings, the list comes just in time for high school students are who are just starting to think about colleges. As...Show More Summary

Race and the economy: Learning from Ferguson

Peter Creticos, executive director of the Institute for Work and the Economy, believes discussion about what happend in Ferguson, Mo. last month, reflects a discussion Americans have been having about inequality for decades, but that...Show More Summary

Father-Daughter Dating: 7 Things My Dad Taught Me About Love

When most 20-somethings have dating questions, they call a single friend. A few might call their moms. But what if your "person" is a 60+ guy who also happens to be your dad? When I first moved to New York, I was that girl who checked in with Mom back at home most nights; she was hilarious and witty and always interested in my day. Show More Summary

7 Things My Dad Taught Me About Love (And Online Dating)

When most 20-somethings have dating questions, they call a single friend. A few might call their moms. But what if your "person" is a 60+ guy who also happens to be your dad? When I first moved to New York, I was that girl who checked in with Mom back at home most nights; she was hilarious and witty and always interested in my day. Show More Summary

Evanston township ceases to exist

Until May 1, taxpayers in Evanston supported two governments - the city of Evanston and Evanston Township. Evanston became a case study in government consolidation when voters decided in March that one Evanston government was enoughShow More Summary

The Fittest Colleges in America 2014

College. Some say it's the best four years of your life, others say you won't remember most of it, but only one thing is for sure -- college is the first big pillar of adult independence. Heading off to school is the initial opportunity...Show More Summary

Illinois Has 21 of the Best High-Poverty High Schools in the Country

Illinois had 16 schools in Newsweek's new rankings of the top 500 high schools in the country. But in a different list that focused on low-income students, Illinois placed: 21 high schools in the Top 500. The magazine's "absolute" list...Show More Summary

New Economic Reports Bolster Quinn Illinois 'Comeback' Claim

A new Illinois jobs report has just improved Governor Pat Quinn's chances of keeping his. The Illinois unemployment rate fell in August for the sixth consecutive month to 6.7 percent while employers created +13,800 jobs, a new government...Show More Summary

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