Less than a week from Election Day, top candidates in the Chicago mayor's race talk spending freezes and consider bringing a casino to the city.
A report on 'Patronage, Cronyism and Criminality' in Chicago is released in the waning days of the campaign. The next mayor, the authors say, has the power to end the city's scourge.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid has said he will take up the DREAM Act next week. The bill would open a path to citizenship for some young illegal immigrants.
Twelve school districts, ranging from New York to Houston, are cited in civil rights complaints filed Wednesday. They show gaps in the level of female participation in athletics compared with girls' level of enrollment, says the National Women's Law Center.
As students head back to school, educators nationwide are implementing controversial school reform wrought by Arne Duncan. Pushing competitive market approaches and armed with unprecedented funding and support from the president, he is possibly the most powerful education secretary ever.
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said Monday he would like to run for Chicago mayor if Richard M. Daley doesn't seek reelection. How would his Washington credentials and caustic style mesh with Chicago's political machine?
A new program announced Wednesday, seeks to stem youth violence in Chicago schools by reaching out to students through sports and counseling. It hopes to become a national model.
US Attorney General Eric Holder said any effort to stem the sort of violence that killed Derrion Albert must be based on 'the latest research.' Two Chicago programs are models for that approach.
As several states begin receiving the swine flu vaccine, here is a Q-and-A on what parents can expect to happen at schools.
The University of Illinois and Chicago's best public schools are charged with granting admission to children of donors and the well-connected.