Morton School of Excellence, a Level 1+ neighborhood elementary school, finally will be able to bring a gifted program to the city's West Side.Facebook; Pascal Sabino/ Block Club Chicago

With No Selective-Enrollment Elementary Schools On The West Side, One School Is Working To Give Gifted Local Kids A Place To Thrive

There are 28 selective-enrollment elementary schools across the city. But not one of those schools is located on the West Side.

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CPS Dodged Reforming Police In Schools For Two Years, Inspector General Says. Now, District Vows To Do Better

For five hours Thursday, aldermen grilled CPS and CPD officials about why they failed to address concerns about police in city schools.

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Chicagoans Flock To Closed Beaches, But City Plans To Kick Them Out This Weekend

The city's "social distance ambassadors" weren't having much luck clearing Montrose Beach Thursday. “We tried telling them but they ignored us."

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Want To Stop The Violence? Keep Showing Up, Pastor Says While Bringing Food, Other Essentials To South Siders

The Trap Pastor will return to his outpost near Moran Park on Friday at 3:30 to give out hot dogs, hamburgers, groceries, masks and baby items for those in need.