Chicago International Charter School

Gov. Bruce Rauner presents his budget address to the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield, Illinois, on Feb. 18, 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Former Charter Schools CEO Earning $250K As Rauner’s Adviser

For weeks, Beth Purvis’ role in the administration had been somewhat of a mystery. Not until after several inquiries from The Associated Press did the Rauner administration disclose that Purvis — a key member of the governor’s transition team — is now earning $250,000 a year to advise him on education policy.

03/20/2015

Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela (File photo credit: SIPHIWE SIBEKO/AFP/Getty Images)

Englewood Students Learn About Mandela’s Fight For Freedom

As they learn about the life and accomplishments of late South African President Nelson Mandela, students at an Englewood charter school will get a chance to see a new biographical film before it hits theaters later this month.

12/06/2013

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Children Walking To School Report Being Chased By Man With Gun

A man armed with a gun attempted to lure three children who were walking to school on the South Side on Friday, school officials said.

09/06/2013

Mayor Elect Rahm Emanuel addresses the press at the Union League Club in Chicago.  (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Encourages Students At Charter School

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel on Friday kept a campaign promise to teach kids about public service at a South Side charter school.

WBBM Newsradio–02/25/2011

Shanayah Cal

Girl, 14, Vanishes From Bucktown School

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 14-year-old girl last seen Thursday at a Bucktown neighborhood school.

10/23/2010