North Park

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

CPS Says 4 Of 5 Students Logged In On First Day Of All-Virtual School

Attendance rates varied widely, with some schools reaching upwards of 95% of students participating on the first day, while others reported closer to 60% of students.

North Park Primary category in which blog post is published

North Park Village Nature Center Permanently Protected From Developers

The vote is the culmination of 40 years of advocacy from community members fighting to preserve the land from development.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

What Happens When Chicago Cops Speak Up About Police Misconduct? Their Lives Are Ruined, Whistleblowers Say

The City Council on Wednesday signed off on a $3.8 million settlement to an officer who reported misconduct and was reassigned. The city has paid more than half a billion dollars to settle misconduct cases in the past decade.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Want To Serve On A Local School Council? District Offers A Second Chance

CPS has reopened candidate nominations for council spots until Oct. 2, part of a series of changes to address council elections delayed in April due to the coronavirus crisis.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published

8 Things We’re Watching As Chicago Starts The School Year Remotely

Chicago now requires a minimum number of minutes for live instruction — around 3 hours for many ages, with a total day spanning 6 hours.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Illinois Sees Record Number Of New Coronavirus Cases After Testing Backlog Leads To 5,368 Positives

While the backlog has been resolved, 29 more people died from coronavirus statewide in the past day, officials said.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Chicago Reports Record-High Graduation Rate After Pandemic Interrupted Spring Learning

City officials said at a Friday press conference that 82.5% of students graduated in five years last spring, an increase of 2 percentage points over last year.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Chicago Public Schools To Expand Free Meal Sites For Fall

The district’s meal kits include three breakfasts and three lunches, ranging from bagels and yogurt to cheese pizzas, hamburgers and sandwiches.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

After ICE Postpones Chicago Citizens Academy, Local Immigrant Groups Breathe A ‘Sigh Of Relief’ — For Now

Since announcing plans for the Citizens Academy, immigrants rights groups and politicians have slammed the academy as xenophobic PR stunt that would give rise to vigilantism.