Cardinal Francis George on Wednesday said, as he wraps up his remaining three weeks as the Catholic Archbishop in Chicago, he’ll finalize plans to close and consolidate some Catholic schools with low enrollment.
Activists have said they are not giving up the fight to save a Washington Park neighborhood high school, but Chicago Public Schools officials have suggested the battle is pretty much over.
The board set a 4 p.m. meeting Tuesday to consider a final vote on the closings. The meeting will be held at the School Service Center, 620 E. 10th Place.
A Chicago Public Schools parents’ group staged a protest Saturday that looked a lot more like a picnic.
Five public schools in Gary could be closed next month, under a tentative plan to be presented to the board for a vote as soon as next week.
The Gary School District is looking to close a quarter of its schools and preparing to close several buildings before the beginning of next school year.
A year after the Chicago Board of Education voted to close 50 public schools, the Chicago Teachers Union accused the district of breaking promises to use the money saved by the closures to make improvements at so-called welcoming schools.
More than 1,000 students from Orland Junior High School and High Point Elementary School were among those getting an extra snow day on Wednesday.
Fifty shuttered Chicago Public Schools should either be shifted to other government agencies or school uses, competitively bid to community groups and developers or demolished, a mayoral commission proposed Friday, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Chicago rarely gets snow days. What does it take for the rest of the country to give kids a snow day?
Mt. Assisi High School in Lemont will close as a four-year high school in June according to a statement on the school’s website.
After nearly 33 hours of temperatures below zero, Chicago got a (very) small measure of relief Tuesday afternoon, when the mercury inched back above zero.
Temperatures more suited for the North Pole are returning to the Chicago area, and will leave the region in a deep freeze for the next 2 ½ days, similar to the arctic blast we endured three weeks ago.
Chicago Public Schools officials are monitoring weather conditions and will determine Sunday whether schools will be closed Monday because of subzero temperatures that are forecast, the Sun-Times is reporting.
A Catholic elementary school in Portage Park is “on a mission from God,” hoping to make a miracle happen so it can avoid being shut down by the Archdiocese.
WBBM Newsradio has learned the Archdiocese in Chicago is about to start notifying some schools that they’re going to be closing.
The Chicago Public Schools will close for a second day on Tuesday due to the extreme cold.
While it may be too soon to grade the CPS school closings and consolidation with other neighborhood schools, one aspect of that plan seems to be working well.
With possible record-breaking heat on Tuesday, many local schools were planning to send kids home early, while others were closing altogether.
To use an academic analogy, it’s the difference between an “A” and an “Incomplete.” CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.