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1 in 10 Students Don’t Return to Charter Schools After One Year

According to state records, 11 percent of charter school students left in 2009. While a comprehensive analysis has yet to determine why students leave the charter schools, many believe it is due to the fact that charter schools have stricter rules to adhere to than that of traditional schools. continue reading »

Mayoral Candidate Chico’s Budget Idea

Chicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico stated that, despite his former boss Mayor Daley’s plan to dip into the city reserves to balance this year’s budget, he would not suggest the same. continue reading »

Researchers of Child Health Looking for Family Participation

Researchers of Child Health Looking for Family Participation

Researchers are seeking information about a number of childhood maladies, and plan to closely follow a few thousand Chicago-area children from gestation to drinking age to gather the information. continue reading »

Our Park is Your Park

The Open Space Campaign invites you to come out this Wed. Nov. 10th at 4 pm to the Chicago Park District Board Meeting and support community members and campaign leaders as they present the communities continue reading »

Humboldt Park Hit Hard by Recession

Jeff Baird is a real estate valuation consultant based in Chicago. He founded Lakeshore Analytics to bring comprehensive, understandable housing data and analysis to Chicago-area readers. continue reading »

2 Wounded, 1 Dead After Monday Shooting

Monday afternoon, three people were shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Around 4:20pm, police responded to the 5000 block of South Morgan Street where they found three people shot, one male, two females. continue reading »

Chicago’s Largest SBA Lenders

Crain's has just published its annual list of the six-county area's largest SBA lenders. Ridgestone Bank leads in total loan volume for the second straight year, having issued $64.7 million in 7(a) loans in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30. Here is a list of Chicago's top ten: continue reading »

Almost $5 Million Worth of Drugs Seized By Police

At a press conference Sunday, the Chicago Police Department announced their findings during a drug bust Friday. The police recovered 21 kilos of white heroin with an estimated street value of $3.15 million continue reading »

3-year-old Dies in Pilsen Fire

A three-year-old boy is dead after an apartment building fire in Pilsen that also injured his one-year-old sister, his father, and the family’s two dogs. Saturday, the fire broke out in the four-story building at around 4:20pm on the 1700 block of West Cullerton Street. continue reading »

SAFETY: Activists Want Cameras in Order to Stop Sale of Fake IDs

Members of the Little Village community believe the area is in need of security cameras in order to protect citizens from increasing crime and to stop peddlers attempting to sell fake IDs. continue reading »

CRIME: (Logan Square) Convicted Felon Charged With Firing Weapon

Chicago Police arrested and charged a 36-year-old man early Saturday morning after taking immediate action when shots were fired in the Logan Square community just before 3:30 a.m. on November 6. continue reading »

Pilsen Education Summit Summary

The Pilsen Education Summit is organized by PNCC, in collaboration with members of the Pilsen Education Task Force – of the Pilsen Planning Committee, comprised of schools, community based organizations, colleges & universities, as well as parents. continue reading »

COMMUNITY: Water Wars Update

COMMUNITY: Water Wars Update

In Chicago, a coalition of environmental justice, public health, consumer advocacy and community-based organizations has launched a campaign calling on city aldermen (as well as all mayoral and aldermanic continue reading »

For-Latinos, By-Latinos Parent Program ‘Opens Doors’

Parents are their children’s first teachers and their home is their children’s first school. Research shows that parents’ involvement in children’s preschool years has profound effects not only on academic outcomes during formal schooling continue reading »

How to Save Money and Avoid Storm Damage

Learn how to prepare your home for winter weather - Register now! How to Save Money and Avoid Storm Damage continue reading »