The Obama College Prep blow-up speaks to Emanuel's shaky standing within Chicago's black community—a crucial voter segment for the incumbent Democrat—and reaction to the decision to remove the president from the... Read »
Some old habits die hard. When Chicago Public Schools unveiled its $5.8 million proposed budget for 2015 on Wednesday, the cash-strapped district revealed more of the same: It would plug a huge hole in... Read »
When CNN set out to film the docu-series "Chicagoland," producers desperately pushed for access to Chicago's made-for-television celebrity mayor. The cable news network, struggling in the ratings, doubtless... Read »
A new website contains a list of and information about the properties that were vacated and allows a way for members of the public and community groups to submit their suggestions. Read »
Thousands of Chicago students will say a final farewell Monday at 19 public schools. The second wave of schools slated to be shuttered will close as part of a plan approved last month by the city's Board... Read »
Teachers say they weren't included in the planning, calling her education plan one which will "foster mistrust, alienation and lowered expectations." Read »
Get Ward Room headlines sent to your inbox!