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After 15 Years Of Struggle, Roosevelt High School Snags High CPS Rating — And A $140K Grant  Block Club Chicago

ALBANY PARK — After 15 years on probation, Theodore Roosevelt High School is now within a stone's throw of Chicago Public School's highest rating.



Edward J. "Ed" Savage  nwitimes.com

DONALDSON, IN -. Edward J. "Ed" Savage, 101, passed away at 10:50 a.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Catherine Kasper Life Center, Donaldson.



CPS approves new rules for cops in schools, but concern over ‘school-to-prison pipeline’ remains  Chicago Sun-Times

An agreement that set new ground rules for officers working in Chicago Public Schools was approved Wednesday despite months of public scrutiny and heavy ...



Chicago board approves new rules for police role in district schools  American School & University

The agreement with the city police department spells out which scenarios should involve Chicago police officers stationed in schools.



In one Chicago neighborhood, three high schools offer dramatically different opportunities  Chalkbeat Colorado

Even as Chicago Public Schools has made some historic academic gains, the data show vast disparities in the kind of coursework available to students.



Gary Roosevelt students have stayed home for weeks due to the school's failing boiler system  Chicago Tribune

A failing boiler system that left the school without heat for more than two weeks will keep the Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy closed indefinitely.



Gary schools to address future of aging Roosevelt building in community meeting this month  The Times of Northwest Indiana

GARY — The Gary Community School Corp. emergency management team will discuss the future of Gary school buildings, including Theodore Roosevelt ...



Chicago Public Schools Monitored Social Media for Signs of Violence, Gang Membership  ProPublica

School officials say the monitoring was about keeping students safe, not punishing them. But critics say it expanded the role of police in schools and increased ...



Roosevelt High School students walk out to protest cuts  Chicago Sun-Times

Fed up with budget cuts that recently forced the layoffs of several teachers and staff, about 200 students walked out of their classes at Roosevelt High School on ...



Sometimes pause, reminiscence and perspective offer food for the soul | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago Cusader

By Vernon A. Williams It is easy to get caught up in the heat of the moment – particularly when the so-called leader of the free world fashions vitriolic, divisive ...



Gary Roosevelt to take hit in state funding; Region schools receive technology loans in State Board of Education meeting  nwitimes.com

INDIANAPOLIS — Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy is likely to see a $1 million decrease in state funding following an Indiana State Board of ...



Joravsky's classic ‘A Simple Game’ is the greatest story you will ever read about high school basketball  Chicago Reader

A season with the 1991-'92 Roosevelt High School Rough Riders.



Gary schools are starting to stem enrollment losses, state officials say  Chicago Tribune

Figures released recently show Gary had 5056 students on Sept. 15, according to the Indiana Department of Education.



Marshall Is Now Roosevelt Middle School: How Will That Work?  DNAinfo

Marshall Middle School is relocating to Roosevelt High School to create a 7th-12th grade experience.



Community gathers to say ‘no more’ to gun violence  WGN TV Chicago

CHICAGO — Leland Ramirez is a junior at Roosevelt High School who loves to play sports. His family is thankful he's alive, but they say life will never be the ...



Students form coalition in Albany Park - News  Illinois State University News

The North River Education Committee identifies student voice as one of their five core initiatives. While the committee continually highlights and supports youth ...



Several NW Side schools to get funds for programs  Nadig Newspapers

by KEVIN GROSS. Several Northwest Side schools will receive funding for expansion of academic programs as part of a $32 million investment from Chicago ...



Chicago Public Schools monitored children's social media for signs of violence and gang membership  Business Insider

School officials say the monitoring was about keeping students safe, not punishing them. But critics say it expanded the role of police in schools.



32 CPS schools to get $32 million for new STEM, fine arts and language programs  Chicago Tribune

Chicago Public Schools will invest $32 million for new programming in 32 city schools over six years, after about 100 schools fought for the funds in a ...



Chicago Mayoral Candidates Square Off at Community Forums  WTTW News

With the election three weeks away, it's crunch time for Chicago mayoral candidates to get their messages across.



A rich past, but a bleak future | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago Cusader

By Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader For nearly a century, it stood on West 25th Avenue producing a distinguished crop of prominent alumni who built powerful ...



Chicago releases school ratings: Fewer make the top tiers  Chalkbeat Colorado

The most sought-after ranking for a Chicago school is a Level-1 plus. Chicago has 13 fewer of them this year compared with the year before, according to new ...



Albany Park Students Plan Boycott Of School Lunches  CBS Local

CHICAGO (CBS) — Fed up with meals they found disgusting, students at an Albany Park neighborhood high school have organized a boycott of school lunches ...



These 32 schools will split $32 million boost for IB, STEM, arts programs  Chalkbeat Indiana

In an effort to make its neighborhood and magnet schools more attractive, Chicago will spend $32 million on expanding sought-after programs such as ...



Marsha Brenner, leader in the Chicago jewelry scene, dead at 80  Chicago Sun-Times

Ms. Brenner was executive director of the Apparel Industry Board; she formerly owned Just Jewelry, a line that was sold in major Chicago department stores.



Elliott Golub, influential concertmaster with Music of the Baroque, dies at 85  Chicago Tribune

In more than 30 years as concertmaster for Chicago's Music of the Baroque, Elliott Golub helped shape the orchestra's sound and establish a reputation as one ...



New Law Will Require Illinois Students To Apply For Financial Aid  WILL News - Illinois Public Media

Illinois is now the third state to require graduating high school seniors fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as the FAFSA form.



Eleven Chicago mayoral candidates stress LGBTQ issues and positions  Medill Reports: Chicago

By Ariana Puzzo Medill Reports Eleven Chicago mayoral candidates stressed the importance of an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum in city schools and the ...



Staunch CPS Critic Let Go From Teaching Post At Roosevelt H.S.  DNAinfo

ALBANY PARK — Among the hundreds of CPS teachers and staff members who received pink slips Friday was one of the district's most vocal critics, Roosevelt ...



Reunions: East Chicago Roosevelt Class of 1968 | Lake County News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

To submit a class reunion, email annette.arnold@nwi.com.



What The Gov: What Does It Mean To Have Six Democratic Socialists on the Chicago City Council?  Better Government Association (BGA)

A slew of democratic socialists now sit on the Chicago City Council. How did that happen, and what does that mean for city politics?



Mihalopoulos: Teacher gets tough civics lesson after bucking Rahm  Chicago Sun-Times

"My advocacy for Roosevelt High School got me fired," says Tim Meegan, a 40-year-old father of two boys, ages 11 and 5.



HoopHall is Back  Sports360AZ

Story by Kennedy Wilkerson. If you are a high school hoops fan in Arizona, make north Scottsdale your weekend destination. The Naismith Memorial Basketball ...



Latino poet, actor Carlos Andres Gomez is challenging toxic masculinity  NBCNews.com

Colombian-American award-winning poet and actor Carlos Andrés Gómez, 36, is pretty open about his emotions and his active role as a father. “I cry every day, ...



39th Ward alderman election: Casey Smagala's background, priorities and positions  Chicago Sun-Times

The Sun-Times' candidate profile of 39th Ward aldermanic candidate Casey Smagala.



Services held for Lake County Councilwoman Elsie Franklin | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago Cusader

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 16 at the Genesis Convention Center for Lake County Councilwoman Elsie Franklin. Franklin, 81, died May 6 after a ...



Louis Auslander, dog show judge active with International Kennel Club of Chicago and construction company owne  Chicago Tribune

Louis Auslander was active with the International Kennel Club of Chicago and served as the judge for prestigious dog shows.



Man grieves daughter's death, grandchild being cut from womb in heinous crime  KCCI Des Moines

Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was strangled in April and her unborn child was cut from her womb while living in Chicago.



Parents Trading Custody For Financial Aid; Sen. Tom Cullerton Indictment; Will It Play In Peoria?  WILL News - Illinois Public Media

Dozens of well-off families in the Chicago suburbs got extra financial aid from the University of Illinois and other colleges by strategically giving up custody of ...



Gary homecoming: Janet and Randy Jackson visit childhood home, Roosevelt High School  The Times of Northwest Indiana

"2300 Jackson Street. Always home. 2300 Jackson Street. Always home." - from "2300 Jackson Street" by The Jacksons.



Lou Auslander dies; Westminster ‘Best in Show’ judge ran Chicago IKC dog show  Chicago Sun-Times

Lou Auslander made Chicago's IKC dog shows "a destination for people from this country and from other countries," said Dennis Sprung, AKC president.



Panther pride: Roosevelt named a historic building | Porter County News  nwitimes.com

GARY | The first and only high school in Gary built exclusively for African-Americans, Theodore Roosevelt High School, recently was listed on the National ...



Lorenzo Crowell, Jr., long-time union trailblazer, succumbs to lengthy illness | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago Cusader

One of northwest Indiana's stalwart union leaders has passed. Lorenzo Crowell, Jr. who for years fought for and represented health care workers in multiple ...



Students introduced to 'farm-to-fork' practices at Legends Farm  Chicago Sun-Times

Five high school students and recent graduates with an interest in the culinary arts were recently introduced to farm-to-fork practices at Windy City Harvest's ...



High School in the Spotlight: Roosevelt High  Broadway World

This week's High School in the Spolight mention goes to the Drama Department at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington! Read on to learn more about ...



How Chicago Students Are Fighting Disgusting School Lunches  Munchies_ Food by VICE

Claiming that their cafeteria offerings—provided by private contractor Aramark—are "disgusting" and "rotten," students in Chicago Public Schools have started a ...



Exonerated man sues city of Chicago, retired detective Reynaldo Guevara, other officials for alleged framing  WLS-TV

Robert Bouto who was exonerated after a wrongful conviction, filed a lawsuit against the city of Chicago and retired Chicago Police Detective Reynaldo Guevara ...



Nugent in 39th Ward runoff, with Murphy in lead for second place  Nadig Newspapers

by KEVIN GROSS. Aldermanic candidate Samantha Nugent will advance to the April 2 runoff election in the 39th Ward, while Robert Murphy appears headed for ...



CPS To Officially Close Marshall Middle School, Zero Students Enrolled  DNAinfo

ALBANY PARK — With Marshall Middle School's enrollment at zero, Chicago Public Schools plans to officially declare the school closed at the Board of ...



City Club of Chicago: The First 100 Days – Priorities for Mayor Lightfoot  WGN Radio - Chicago

May 22, 2019 The First 100 Days: Priorities for Mayor Lightfoot - Laura Washington, Jen Sabella, Ben Joravsky Laura Washington Laura S. Washington is a ...



Gary mayor to head Chicago Urban League | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago Cusader

Freeman-Wilson to begin role in January after finishing mayoral term By Erick Johnson Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has been named President and CEO ...



CPS budgets: Did your school lose money?  Chicago Tribune

Of the 642 school budgets released by Chicago Public Schools this week, 336 are getting more money and 306 are getting less compared with last year.



How to watch and follow the 2019 Iowa high school state wrestling tournament  Des Moines Register

The 2019 state wrestling tournament is down to its final day. The action, which began with Wednesday's duals, finishes with the traditional tournament ...



Indiana's first Black governor? | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago Cusader

State Senator Eddie Melton announces exploratory committee By Erick Johnson State Senator Eddie Melton on Tuesday, June 4 announced that he is exploring ...



Chicago Public Schools Quietly Monitors Social Media For Student Gang Activity  WBEZ

In January 2017, after a social media analyst for the Chicago Public Schools reviewed the Facebook profile of a Roosevelt High School student and began to ...



Man Shot In Head, Killed In Albany Park  Patch.com

Man Shot In Head, Killed In Albany Park - Lincoln Square, IL - A 19-year-old man was shot Thursday night, police said. He was a recent graduate from Roosevelt ...



Lawmakers Question University, State Officials About Misuse Of Need-Based Financial Aid System  WILL News - Illinois Public Media

State lawmakers expressed outrage during a legislative hearing Thursday over the issue of affluent families from Chicago suburbs transferring guardianship of ...



Meet the High School Social Studies Teacher Taking On Chicago's Right-Wing Democrats  In These Times

Social studies teacher Tim Meegan, independent candidate for Chicago's city council, at a community meeting at the Centro Autónomo in Albany Park earlier ...



The Most Beautiful Public High School in Every State in America  Architectural Digest

For most students, summer has ended and schools across America are back in session (to the delight of some, to the chagrin of others). So what better time to ...



Report: 48 percent of 2016 Prosser Career Academy High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  Chicago City Wire

In a year when 91 percent of Prosser Career Academy High School seniors graduated on time, 48 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges ...



Gene Macak | Local Obituaries | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

WHITING, IN - Gene Macak, age 64, of Whiting, left us on May 26, 2019 to reunite with his beloved parents Paul and Dorothy Macak in heaven. Gene is survived.



NWI schools gave Brandford foundation for success | Northwest Indiana Business Headlines  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HAMMOND — As a basketball standout at East Chicago Roosevelt High School, Napoleon Brandford III helped lead the Rough Riders team to the 1970 Indiana ...



Dierks Bentley to Host CMA Foundation Music Teachers of Excellence Awards  Broadway World

The CMA Foundation, a national music education nonprofit and the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association, will hold its fourth annual Music ...



Report: 93 percent of 2015 Corliss High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  Chicago City Wire

In a year when 97 percent of Corliss High School seniors graduated on time, 93 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll in ...



Yonkers high school football teams merge due to dwindling participation  WABC-TV

The city of Yonkers may have eight high schools, but the number of football teams is now down to two.



How one high school is closing the AP gap  Marketplace.org

If anyone knows the halls and classrooms of Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, California, it's Adan Esperza. He's been the head custodian at ...



Chicago high school students plan to boycott cafeteria’s ‘gross, unhealthy’ food  WGN-TV

CHICAGO – Students at a Northwest Side high school say they will boycott their cafeteria's lunches if the quality of the food doesn't improve. A website launched ...



Gary's own, MLB pitcher LaTroy Hawkins to speak 11th annual Lakeshore Classic Luncheon | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago Cusader

Gary Chamber's Lakeshore Classic Luncheon brings Hawkins to home plate When a homeboy makes good it's big news; a homeboy coming back to town is ...



How tiny Eaton, Colorado, produced 3 current NFL football players  The Coloradoan

Tampa Bay defensive tackle Mitch Unrein, Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler and Oakland long-snapper Trent Sieg came from same small town.



HAMILTON'S #EduHam Program Comes to Dallas  Broadway World

The innovative educational program that debuted at HAMILTON on Broadway continues in Dallas on Thursday, May 2 when over 3200 students and teachers ...



Illinois Class 7A quarterfinal:Mount Carmel 29, East St. Louis 19  STLtoday.com

East St. Louis running back Treven Swingler (10) breaks a tackle against Mt.Carmel's Daniel Morales (21) in a 7A quarterfinal state playoff game at Gatley ...



Janet V. Piccatto  Mendota Reporter

NAPERVILLE - Janet V. Piccatto, 99, a longtime resident of Mendota, passed away peacefully March 31, 2019 at Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home in ...



475 - CPS holds annual 'Queer Prom' - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive  Windy City Times

Windy City Times News Archive - CPS holds annual 'Queer Prom' On May 11, the Chicago Public Schools ( CPS ) held Candyland 2018, its seventh annual ...



Race for Chicago city council. Candidate positions on key issues  Chicago Tribune

Below are responses to surveys conducted by the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board as part of our endorsement process for the February 2019 races for Chicago ...



Thousands of Chicago Teachers Go on Strike for Better Public School Funding  TIME

Thousands of Chicago teachers went on strike Friday to put pressure on the government to address insufficient public school funding.



Lake Zurich teacher honored for high level math courses  Chicago Daily Herald

Dan Ellis, an advanced math teacher at Lake Zurich High School, was named his district's educator of the year after teaching a very difficult courseload this year.



‘House party’ at long-abandoned Union Station to include fresh murals from Gary students  Chicago Tribune

The Decay Devils will host a “house party” at the former Union Station on Saturday.



Oregon High School getting new principal  SaukValley.com

OREGON – Oregon High School has a new principal. The Oregon Board of Education hired Heidi Deininger Monday night to replace current Principal Andrew ...



U-46 honors Special Olympics Gold winners  Chicago Daily Herald

Two Elgin Area School District U-46 students and members of the U-46 BlueStars were recently honored by the school board for their first-place wins at the 2016 ...



As the Super Bowl approaches, is high school football dying a slow death?  The Guardian

Millions will watch the Rams and Patriots play this weekend. But participation in high-school football is falling, and fears over brain trauma could be to blame.



Elsie Franklin honored posthumously with Gary Legend Award | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago Cusader

By Giavonni Nickson Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson presented the city's Gary Legend award to Elsie “Ray” Franklin posthumously. Known as a fierce fighter for ...



Report: 69 percent of 2015 Steinmetz College Prep High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  Chicago City Wire

In a year when 92 percent of Steinmetz College Prep High School seniors graduated on time, 69 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had ...



A Crusader Exclusive | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago Cusader

By Erick Johnson By Erick Johnson Excitement was building. The time had come for the unveiling. Crowds had gathered to see what was under a ruby red cloth ...



Casey Smagala | Candidate for City Council | 2019 Election Voters' Guide | Chicago News | WTTW  WTTW News

We are experiencing technical difficulties that are preventing us from playing the video at this time. Please check back again soon. Previous Candidate · Next ...



Adrienne Jean Gullberg | Obituaries | journaltimes.com  Journal Times

November 5, 1927—December 31, 2018. Adrienne (“A”) Jean Gullberg (nee Anderson) was born on November 5, 1927 in Chicago, IL to Russell M. Anderson ...



Chicago schools with enrollment declines face major budget cuts  Chicago Tribune

Just more than half of district-run schools in Chicago face budget cuts because of lower than expected enrollment.



CPS Announces School Action Plan: Closures, Consolidations in Proposal  Chicago Tonight | WTTW

As Chicago Public Schools' five-year moratorium on school closures draws to an end, the district announced plans Friday for a new series of school closings, ...



Albany Park Neighbors Help Pay Funeral Costs In Possible Mistaken Identity Murder  Block Club Chicago

ALBANY PARK — Neighbors have stepped up to help a family grieving the shooting death of their son last week, killed in a possible case of mistaken identity ...



Author Shel Silverstein Had Deep Ties To Logan Square, Humboldt Park  DNAinfo

Shel Silverstein spent many nights drawing cartoons in his family's noisy Palmer Street apartment.



Where Are They Now? Bobbie DeKemper | NWI Preps Girls Basketball | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

Though retired from teaching and coaching, Bobbie DeKemper still carries around her "playbook."



Vandy fires coach Bryce Drew after 9-23 year, winless in SEC  The Times of Northwest Indiana

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce Drew his job.



Applications Now Open for Chicago High School Teens Seeking Apprenticeship and Internship Programs with After School Matters® | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago Cusader

After School Matters® is now accepting teen applications for its Spring 2018 program session. More than 400 programs in the arts, communications and ...



Ben Joravsky  Chicago Reader

I moved to Chicago in 1981 and have been writing about local politics ever since. I started freelancing for the Reader in the early 1980s and became a full-time ...



Region basketball coach Marvin Rea taught players to be 'victorious in the game of life'  The Times of Northwest Indiana

GARY — Days after Lighthouse boys basketball coach Marvin Rea died in a tragic car wreck, hundreds of people packed the Genesis Convention Center to pay ...



Roosevelt's Da'Kei Hines gets full eligibility from IHSAA's Review Committee  nwitimes.com

If you didn't get the present you wanted on Christmas morning, just wait a day.



CPS announces employee cuts at city schools  The Beverly Review

More than 900 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) employees, including 356 teachers, will be laid off before the new school year as a statewide education-funding ...



Announcing The 23rd Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition And Festival Winners  Broadway World

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the three top-placing high school jazz bands in the nation that took the highest honors tonight at the prestigious 23rd ...



2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...



Robert Morris Incoming Freshmen Receive New ERA Scholarships  Chicago, IL Patch

RMU Illinois Awards New ERA Scholarships to... - Chicago, IL - Robert Morris University has established the New ERA Scholarship program to assist 300 ...



Friends remember Gary basketball coach  WGN TV Chicago

GARY, Ind. -- Marvin Rae, 49, built a dynasty of a basketball program but valued being a mentor to all kids who came his way. His sudden death has friends and ...



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