Ogden International students (from left) Dajae Allen, Jacari Brown, and Kiara Caref Adeshina Emmanuel / Chalkbeat

Lessons From A Chicago School Merger: Race, Resilience And An End-Of-The-Year Resignation

A successful merger would offer a new model for how communities can help Chicago tackle its thorniest education challenges, including declining school enrollment and deep racial and socioeconomic segregation.

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Schwa Alums Opening B.Y.O.B. Homemade Pasta Shop In Ukrainian Village

Award-winning chef Wilson Bauer and wife Alice Richter are asking neighbors to help them fund the restaurant's finishing touches via a Kickstarter campaign.

Roseland, Pullman Primary category in which blog post is published

Amazon To Build 40-Acre Distribution Center In Pullman

Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) said the new $60 million "fulfillment center" will be open by the fall.

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Burning Bush Brewery Opening Thursday In North Center

After his small church closed, a suburban pastor traded his pulpit for a new calling: Chicago beer.