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One year ago, I didn't predict that a book about predictions, "The Signal and the Noise," would be one of the top-selling nonfiction titles of 2012 or that its author, former Chicagoan Nate Silver, would become a cultural icon whose name is synonymous...
CHICAGO (AP) — The richest Powerball jackpot ever — and the second-largest top prize in U.S. lottery history — has been won. The question now becomes: Who are the lucky winners waking up to new lives as multimillionaires? Powerball...
Bored and visibly sneering as she fiddles with her cellphone while sitting at her desk, the grade school teacher barely takes notice of the sweet young girl challenged by learning disabilities. The student stands nervously before the blackboard,...
Growing up on a foreboding South Side block near Brainerd Park, Brooks College Prep senior running back Cleveland Clark considers every day a gift. Not to mention a challenge. "I know what type of neighborhood I live in so I do my best not to even be...
Jeff Nelson and his team at OneGoal knew they couldn't just focus on academics when they began to put together a strategy in 2007 to help underperforming Chicago Public Schools students enter college and earn degrees. As he talked to teens who had...
As I light my pipe, take up my quill pen and sheepskin and once again prepare to write another volume of The Kassopedia — the repository of the world's great knowledge — I'm reminded of a snarky reader. She calls herself, "Your long...
Tags: Chicago Tribune, Schools, Education, Politics, Danny K. Davis
"If you can't make it here," many Chicagoans have told me over the years, "you can't make it anywhere." That's why educators, politicians and labor organizers across the nation are keeping a close eye on the city's teachers strike. For public workers'...
Class 8A: (10) O'Fallon at (7) Homewood-Flossmoor When: 7:30 Friday. Records: O'Fallon 7-2, Homewood-Flossmoor 7-2. On the offensive O'Fallon's passing game is solid behind QB Todd Porter, whose main targets include Illinois recruit Darius...
Tags: Ronald Johnson, Sports, Football
I can't fathom the hours being put in at the Illinois High School Association offices investigating and ruling on football eligibility and transfers. I can understand, in this economy, families pulling kids from private schools and enrolling them in...
I can't help but wonder about the short- and long-term impact the Chicago Public Schools teachers' strike will have on football prospects. I realize football isn't a big deal in the overall picture, but it's big for some student-athletes, both in...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will continue his role as a surrogate for President Barack Obama this weekend, heading to Florida to try to persuade the swing state's key Jewish and senior citizen constituencies to vote to send Obama back to the White House....
Tribune reporterA striking Chicago Public Schools teacher was hit by a car today while he was picketing outside an elementary school in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The veteran teacher, 62, was taken to the Cook County Trauma Unit at Stroger Hospital to be treated...
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