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Sarah Karp
Oct 28, 2014

CPS officials made the surprise announcement Friday that they want proposals for a new, open enrollment neighborhood high school to be located at Dyett High, the Washington Park school that is in the last year of being phased out.

Katherine Mirani
Oct 27, 2014

Maria Gaspar’s mother was a clown, and Gaspar would go with her when she performed at house parties. But being a clown was only one of her mother’s jobs. She also taught elementary school students in Little Village and...

Sarah Karp
Oct 14, 2014

As one of the city's elite selective high schools, Whitney Young received more than $480,000 additional money from the district last year. But that wasn't its only financial advantage.

Grace Donnelly
Oct 14, 2014

The peace mural was designed with pieces of materials broken and placed into colorful mosaics. But the focus of the three dozen people attending a recent dedication of the newly installed mural in Englewood was not on fragments but on a neighborhood coming together....

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More than 100 people rallied at Chicago's Daley Plaza at noon on Oct. 22, the National Day of Action Against Police Brutality. Later that evening, activists held a vigil outside of the 11th District Police Station, in honor of Roshad McIntosh, 18, who was fatally shot in East Garfield Park in August.

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Leveling the playing field

By Angela Caputo
Jul 29, 2014

More than 30 years ago, the federal government sued the Chicago Park District for showering money on parks in predominantly white areas. Today, which area has more money often determines who gets park upgrades.

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