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A new report ranks Chicago as the eighth-best urban park system in the country, due in part to the fact that nearly all residents (98 percent) live within a 10-minute walk of a park, a figure well higher than the national average. This is Chicago’s first year cracking the top 10 of the ParkScore Index,...
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The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business, has released results of the 2018 Chicagoland Small Business Outlook Survey. The survey of small businesses in the Chicago region shows growing optimism, plus plans to expand. This is important not just for small businesses themselves, but for firms of...
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After a half-century in which the city of Chicago steadily hemorrhaged jobs to its suburbs, the city has swept by them since the Great Recession ended—a historic job spurt in which the city proper now is leading rather than retarding metropolitan-area employment growth. New figures released by the Illinois Department of Employment Securityindicate the total...
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Chicago Public Schools plans to spend $75 million over three years to build and renovate science labs at more than 80 high schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday in remarks that acknowledged significant disparities in the quality of school facilities. Emanuel’s announcement came one year after the Chicago Board of Education approved new graduation requirements that will compel high school...
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Here’s a quick quiz: Which big urban school district’s students posted the fastest academic progress from third to eighth grade among the 100 largest districts in the U.S.? And which district had students whose test scores surged about six grade levels in five years between those same grades — in other words, those students had,...
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Chicago Public Schools campuses will split roughly $60 million in additional funding next school year, an increase district officials said will largely finance unionized teacher salary increases and some new programs. The district announced Tuesday that schools will see a total of $3.1 billion in the 2018-19 school year, and the district continues to compose the...
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Eighth graders in Chicago Public Schools will find out Friday afternoon what high schools they’ve been matched with as part of the district’s new online application system. More than eight in 10 students were matched with one of their top three high school choices through the first round of applications using GoCPS, an online common application...
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