Monthly Archives: July 2010

Magnet schools’ stats in

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Chicago Public Schools released preliminary data on its new selective and magnet school enrollment strategy July 20 showing a slight dip in African American enrollment. CPS’s new policy replaced race-based considerations with socioeconomic criteria. … Continue reading

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Preckwinkle raises lots of cash

By SAM CHOLKE Staff Writer In the race for Cook County Board president, Ald. Toni Preckwinkle (4th) raised more than 60 times as much money as her Republican opponent, state Sen. Roger Keats. In the first six months of this … Continue reading

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Union boss bucks Daley

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Mayor Richard Daley and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) officials met with newly elected Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis Friday to discuss the CPS deficit. Lewis said she rejected the city’s proposal to forego … Continue reading

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Little Black Pearl may start school

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer   After a yearlong review, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) held a public hearing last Monday for the Joshua Johnston Charter School, which was proposed by Little Black Pearl Art Center and Prologue Alternative School. … Continue reading

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Seminary Co-op getting new digs

By SAM CHOLKE Staff Writer The Seminary Co-op Bookstore announced last week that it will move a block north at the end of next year. The University of Chicago purchased the bookstore’s home in the Chicago Theological Seminary in May … Continue reading

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TIF council approves $24.3M subsidy

By SAM CHOLKE Staff Writer The 53rd Street Tax Increment Financing District Advisory Council on July 26 unanimously approved the largest expenditure in the council’s history, a $23.4 million subsidy for the $114 million redevelopment of the Harper Court Shopping … Continue reading

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