South Austin »

For West Side Kids, Back to School Means Escape From Violence

Nonprofit organization The Darren Group hosted its first back-to-school pep rally and backpack giveaway.

Englewood »

Currency Exchange Foundation Will Surprise Needy Students With Supplies

Every student at two South Side elementary schools will receive free school supplies on Tuesday.

Albany Park »

Chicago Chess Club Founder's Next Match: Helping Chess Player With No Arms

Albany Park's Joseph Ocol would like to raise $25,000 for prosthetic arms for Mary Joy Tuboro, 12.

Lincoln Park »

Construction Prep Starts on Lincoln Elementary Annex Despite Legal Threat

Construction crews set up fencing around the site Thursday morning.

West Loop »

CPS Safe Passage Marks Five-Year Anniversary With $10 Million Expansion

Gov. Pat Quinn added $10 million in state funding to bring the number of workers to nearly 2,000.

Andersonville »

TimeLine Theatre Wants to Move Into Trumbull, Create Andersonville Arts Hub

The popular theater, more popular than ever, has outgrown its Lakeview digs.

Rogers Park »

Rogers Park's Waldorf School Proposes Move to Trumbull

The school also has considered expanding its building on Loyola Avenue to stay in the neighborhood.

West Englewood »

Earle STEM Elementary School Still Without a Principal

School, on academic probation 11 years, has had two principal changes in less than a year.

Norwood Park »

'New Era' Begins at Taft With Completion of $17 Million Renovation

The renovations to Taft were "long overdue," said Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett.

Andersonville »

Trumbull School Redevelopment Draws Seven Ideas, Including New Theater

The TimeLine Theatre in Lakeview and a Jewish school in Edgewater are looking to move to Andersonville.

Hyde Park »

University of Chicago Prepares Pipeline for Selling Academics' Discoveries

The new business incubator could provide new options for researchers trying to spread their ideas.

Downtown »

Dyett Protesters Say CPS is Urging Students to Abandon School

Dyett High School was scheduled to close at the end of the upcoming school year.

Englewood »

Kennedy-King College Now Offers Hospitality Management Degrees

The renamed Washburne Culinary & Hospitality Institute reflects the new emphasis.

Hyde Park »

University of Chicago Says a Third of Its Workers are South Siders

U of C released numbers Monday showing $579 million in wages are paid to Chicago residents.

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