Lucas Ellis, Jamir Patterson, teacher Vicki Drewa, Geneva Bradley, Tamiah Spraggins and Abigail Ivy represent their classmates at the July 24 City Council meeting.Vicki Drewa

Hyde Park Students Want Chicago To Ban Styrofoam — And With Some Help From A Former Governor, City Hall Is Listening

With help from former Gov. Pat Quinn, a group of Ray Elementary sixth graders took the unusual step of submitting their own ordinance to City Council.

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Pitchfork Lineup Announced: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Run the Jewels, The National To Headline Fest

Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Big Thief, The Fiery Furnaces and Twin Peaks will also rock the fest.

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Elected School Board Bill To Get A Renewed Push In The Illinois Legislature

Elected school boards exist in 90% of school districts across the country, according to a Pew Charitable Trusts study.