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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Lawrence, Berwyn Red Line Stations Will Be Closed For More Than 3 Years, Possibly As Soon As 2020

The Argyle and Bryn Mawr stations will be closed for upgrades during that time, too, but the CTA will have temporary stations to replace those.

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Half Acre’s Balmoral Taproom Is Getting A Huge New Beer Garden And Bocce Court Starting Friday

The brewery's revamped beer garden will now seat 120 guests and have an outdoor bar and event area.

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Woman Fondled While Walking Outside Near DePaul, Police Say

The incident happened early Friday near Sheffield and Fullerton avenues.