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Rapper Common Delivers Commencement Speech For City Colleges

The Chicago-born actor and rapper Common told graduates in a commencement speech for the City Colleges of Chicago that success takes hard work and plenty of confidence. the commencement speaker at Saturday’s City College of Chicago ceremonies.


City Colleges of Chicago's new Malcom X campus and School of Health Sciences will open in 2016. / photo from City Colleges of Chicago.

City Colleges Breaks Ground On New Health Sciences Campus

City Colleges of Chicago broke ground Wednesday on a new $251 million campus for Malcolm X College, which also serve as a hub for the system’s healthcare programs.


Malcolm X College (Credit: CBS)

Construction Of New Malcolm X Campus To Boost Local Jobs

The Emanuel Administration says the $251-million-dollar plan for a new Malcolm X College campus on the West Side will boast an African-African architect and local hiring, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


City Looks To Help Veterans Transition To Civilian Life

The city of Chicago is looking to ease the transition back to civilian life for military veterans.


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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

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

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (File Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Colleges Expands Free College Credit Program

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is praising the City Colleges of Chicago for increasing the size of a program that allows high school students to earn college credit for free.


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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

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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

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel meets students at Olive Harvey College on Monday. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780))

Emanuel Hints He’ll Leave Ald. Burke In Key Finance Post

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is hinting he won’t try to force Ald. Ed Burke out as City Council Finance Committee chairman.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

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Controversy Brewing At City Colleges

A controversy is brewing at Chicago’s City Colleges after a multi-million dollar spending spree, by their new Chancellor, on new administrative hires and consultants and not on students, supplies or scholarships.

CBS 2–03/23/2011

A student attends class at one of the Chicago City Colleges. (CBS)

Are Remedial Classes At City Colleges Too Elementary?

Many students who attend City Colleges of Chicago take remedial classes, suggesting they were not adequately prepared in high school.