A man is seen typing on his laptop

Amid Job Cuts, CPS Looking At Moving Gym, Music, Art Classes Online

School officials say for five years some students have been taking those classes online. Parents, though, were surprised to learn of the program. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.


Teen Driving

House Backs Driver’s Education Requirement For More Young Drivers

The Illinois House has passed a measure to require online driver’s education courses for young people who don’t take such classes in high school.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013


Best Zumba Studios In Chicago

Inspired by Latin dance fusions, Zumba classes make dance into a coordinated aerobit workout that even goes so far as to incorporate hip hop and belly dancing. Chicago’s best Zumba classes boast a combination of talented dance instructors and fun music that will have any athlete sweating it out and having a blast without stressing over the actual workout.


newborn water birth

Best Childbirth And New Parent Classes In Chicago

After announcing the pregnancy and getting through that tumultuous first few months, most expectant parents face the true scary part: child birth and having a new baby. Decisions abound, so finding the right professionals is paramount to finding the birth plan that works for each family. Chicago’s best classes for expectant parents cover all of the ins, outs, fears and misconceptions a mother could hope to know about.


McCormick Place West (Credit: CBS)

Parents Concerned About School During NATO Summit

Parents and staff of several Chicago public schools will meet with police tonight to discuss their concerns about possible disruptions during the upcoming NATO summit.



Best Spinning Classes in Chicago

Spinning, or indoor cycling, on a stationary exercise bike allows athletes to cycle train year round on a specifically designed stationary bike with a weighted flywheel. Music, trained instructors and motivation make spin classes an intense workout, even for those who never cycle otherwise. Cyclists set their own resistance and work to keep up as instructors shout out commands to sprint or climb, earning toned bodies for their hard work. These, Chicago’s best spin classes, take awesome over the edge with instructors who love the sport, prices that won’t break the bank and stellar facilities.


Kids Acting Rehearsal

Best Summertime Theater Activities For Kids In Chicago

If you have a budding young performer who dreams of taking center stage, sign that little singer, dancer, actor or comedian up for a summertime program that will offer theater, acting and performance arts classes near home. From Shakespeare to “Glee,” Chicago’s got theater covered.


Photo Credit: ThinkStock

Best MMA And Martial Arts Studios In Chicago

Go full-contact and combative in Chicago at some of the best mixed martial arts studios the city has to offer. Expect a combination of jiu jitsu, kickboxing, boxing and wrestling styles to exhaust and beat you into shape quickly and efficiently in the hands of these area pros. Learn techniques that include striking, grappling, standing and grounding while building self-confidence, focus and strength.


DePaul University Logo

DePaul To Close Loop Campus For NATO/G8 Summits

DePaul University will close its Loop campus during the NATO and G8 summits in May.


Empty Classroom

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

University Of Chicago

Classes Back In Session At Major Chicago Universities

Along with the Chicago Public Schools, all of the city’s major universities were also back in class today, and some were even able to reopen yesterday.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011

Snow covers the ground in Chicago (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Blizzard Watch: Will Chicago Public Schools Cancel Class?

As the potential Blizzard of 2011 takes shape, one key question for every parent of a Chicago Public School student: Will there be school on Wednesday?


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.