Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, 2018 Golden Apple recipient South Shore Fine Arts Academy preschool teacher Heather Duncan (center), and Dr. Vicki Lee, South Shore Fine Arts Academy principal, in Duncan’s classroom after Duncan won a 2018 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. [Block Club Chicago/Lee Edwards]

For South Shore Teacher, Golden Apple Award A Win For Neighborhood Schools

“It’s a great thing because I’ve been following Golden Apple since I became a teacher and I don’t necessarily see schools like ours or teachers that look like me very much,” said Heather Duncan.

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Wait, Are Two-Flats Only A Chicago Thing? Why These Uniquely Chicago Homes Have Thrived For A Century

Despite their history as affordable options for working families, two-flats are "in distress" as people convert them into single-family homes.

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The Silver Room Extending Its Stay In Wicker Park — As Long As The Community Supports It

Eric Williams will maintain The Silver Room's Wicker Park location -- so long as business flows.