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Graduation Rate On The Rise At City Colleges

The City College system says things are looking up, with a 71 percent increase in the graduation rate.

06/24/2013

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Best Places For Computer Classes In Chicago

From learning how to turn on a computer to setting up a business network, computer classes can help those who need the basics or just want to improve their skills. The Chicagoland area offers a variety of locations for computer classes ranging in price from free to more than $100.

12/31/2012

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More City College-Industry Parternships Unveiled By Emanuel Administration

The Emanuel administration highlighted new industry partnerships with city college campuses, which are becoming increasingly vocational.

10/24/2012

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Top City Colleges Official Fired For Lying On Application

A top-level official with the Chicago City Colleges has been fired, just weeks after he was hired, for lying on his application.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Huron Consulting CEO James Roth discuss Huron's commitment to add 400 to 600 new jobs to its Chicago offices, and to take part in a job training program at Harold Washington College. (Credit: CBS)

Huron Consulting To Add Up To 600 Jobs In Chicago

The city’s economy got another shot in the arm on Wednesday, when a Chicago-based consulting firm pledged a major expansion that will bring 400 to 600 jobs.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and billionaire investor Warren Buffett attend the graduation ceremony for Goldman Sachs' "10,000 Small Businesses" program at Malcolm X College in Chicago on June 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Buffett, Goldman Boss Tout Small Business Program At Malcolm X College

You might think people who own thriving businesses know a thing or two about reading a balance sheet or creating jobs, but a program at one of the City Colleges of Chicago shows us you’re never too experienced to learn how to make even more money.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

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Emanuel: City To Pay Stipend For Companies That Hire City College Grads

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to give new graduates of the City Colleges of Chicago a better shot at a job.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2012

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BGA Praises End Of Controversial Sick Day Policy At City Colleges

The head of the Better Government Association is giving the Emanuel administration high marks for changing a controversial sick day policy at the City Colleges of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2012

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BGA Probe: Ex-City Colleges Boss Got Sweetheart Retirement Deal

He could be the king of double-dipping in Chicago. The Better Government Association says what’s happening with Chicago State University President Wayne Watson proves the public pension system is broken.

CBS 2–03/28/2012

A student at Olive-Harvey College trains in a simulator in a commercial truck driver's class. (Credit: CBS)

Ill. Backing $42 Million Center At Chicago College

The state of Illinois and the City Colleges of Chicago are investing more than $42 million to build a center to train students for jobs in transportation logistics.

03/13/2012

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City Colleges To Open High-Tech Facility For Transportation Career Training

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn announced plans Tuesday morning for a new City College facility to train students for transportation and logistics careers.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

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5 Chicago High Schools To Begin Offering Associate’s Degrees

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is joining Chicago Public Schools officials, the City Colleges of Chicago, and corporate leaders in unveiling beefed up plans for five new high schools that could also offer their students community college degrees.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

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Emanuel: New Building, Mission Coming For Malcolm X College

The City College system’s Malcolm X College is getting a whole new mission, as well as a new building.

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2012

At least two officials at Northeastern Illinois University are earning more than $190,000 each after retiring from the university, then returning to the same jobs and drawing both a university salary and a state pension, both funded by taxpayers. (Credit: CBS)

Some University Employees Double Dipping For State Paychecks

Some public university employees have figured out a way to keep their jobs and double their salaries. CBS 2’s Dave Savini has been investigating this lucrative, yet legal, sweetheart deal involving government pensions.

CBS 2–02/08/2012

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City Colleges To Add Specialized Classes In High Demand Industries

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is preparing to launch a major new initiative at the city’s community colleges, focusing on providing jobs for graduates by working with employers to create curriculum that should help produce the kind of workers the city’s businesses need.

CBS 2–12/12/2011

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CPS Students To Win Spots In City College Classes

Two months from now, more than 2,000 Chicago Public high school students will have the opportunity of a lifetime.

WBBM Newsradio–11/14/2011

Students of Truman College stand across the street from the school after the building was evacuated due to a bomb threat on Oct. 31, 2011. (Photo courtesy: Steve Grzanich, WBBM)

Truman College Evacuated For Bomb Threat

Truman College, located on the city’s North Side, was evacuated for nearly two hours Monday afternoon after receiving a bomb threat.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2011

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City Colleges Chancellor: Graduation Rate Is Creeping Up

The head of the City Colleges of Chicago says she is seeing small signs of progress, as she and the system’s leadership try to reverse some disturbing trends at the community colleges.

WBBM Newsradio–09/16/2011

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Emanuel To Keep Current City College Administration

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel says he’s keeping the team that Mayor Richard M. Daley appointed to run the City Colleges of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011

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‘Chemical’ In Office Mail Turns Out To Be Talcum Powder

Two people were worried they had been exposed to a strange chemical in an office building downtown, but it turned out to be talcum powder.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2011

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