Young talent

11/24/2010

Web Extra! Slideshow
Children perform during the 26th Annual Music Festival Winners Concert hosted by the Chinese Fine Arts Society in honor of Confucius at the Chicago Cultural Center on Sunday.
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State of the South Loop

Foreclosures and business concerns on most people's minds

11/24/2010

At a "State of the South Loop" meeting Saturday, Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd) focused on new businesses and a near future with schools and parks going into the neighborhood - the good rather than the bad.
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Chicago newsstand owner struggles to stay afloat

Out of date

11/24/2010

When commuters pass the corner of Clark and Adams streets in the heart of Chicago’s financial district, they see him everyday. He is there from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and he is part of a dying breed.
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Chicago Public Schools leaves Smyth off upgrade plans

University Village residents continue seeking better option than failed school

11/24/2010

The Chicago Board of Education last week failed to address a last-minute recommendation by outgoing CEO Ron Huberman, seeking to expand an award winning K-8 magnet school to serve a growing population of kindergarten and early elementary-age children in University Village.
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Mayor puts brakes on Sweet Home Chicago

Affordable housing crapshoot

11/24/2010

Even as a lame duck, Mayor Richard M. Daley has shaped the fate of the Sweet Home Chicago ordinance and its plan to spend hundreds of millions on affordable housing in the coming years.
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UIC researcher's long journey

Newspaper photographer to oral biologist

11/24/2010

For every stereotype of a lab researcher, Thomas Diekwisch is a booming Teutonic rebuttal. At 6 foot 5 inches, the German-born head of the oral biology department at University of Illinois at Chicago cuts a large profile both in a room and in the professional realm. His voice is gravelly, punctuated with a resonant laugh and easy smile.
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Reinvention of City Colleges

11/24/2010

Mayor Richard M. Daley and officials of the City Colleges of Chicago recently launched the reinvention of the 99-year old community college system set in motion by Daley last March with the goal of ensuring its students have the skills that make them ready to compete for the jobs of the 21st century.
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Vallas endorses Chico for mayor

11/24/2010

Former Chicago Public Schools chief Paul Vallas endorsed Gery Chico for mayor Tuesday in front of Orozco Elementary, a school built under their leadership at CPS during the 1990s. Vallas said that bar none, Chico is the best person for the job.
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Stress getting to Chicagoans, survey shows

Only 60 percent of Chicagoans said they were satisfied with their jobs this year

11/24/2010

Chicagoans are stressed, and they’re not doing a good job of dealing with it. Four in 10 Chicago adults report that their stress levels increased in the past year, according to a new survey released by the American Psychological Association.
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How to appeal your tax bill

The Home Front

11/24/2010

With home resale values generally falling across Chicago and Cook County, property owners were expecting to see lower real estate tax bills earlier this month.
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