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The top 25 boys basketball teams in Illinois

Jan 25, 2011 • by Wyideopen Video Productions • Wyideopen Sports
Here are the new Sun-Times rankings Simeon still #1 and ranked Nationally. Crete-Monee moved up from 22 to 15. More

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Little Village mother forgives son's killer, forms ministry to combat gangs

Apr 5, 2015 • Chicago Tribune
By Manya Brachear Pashman Chicago Tribune contact the reporter ... Cervantes joined the Latin Kings around his freshman year at Farragut Career Academy, family members believe, following a childhood marked by divorce and bullying by gangs. More

Kevin Garnett, Timberwolves Come Away Winners in Trade Back to Minnesota

Feb 19, 2015 • Bleacher Report
... Kevin Garnett is headed back to his original team for the remainder of the 2014-15 campaign, giving him a chance to reunite with head coach Flip Saunders and finish his career where he started as a fresh-faced teenager out of Farragut Career ... More

Arne Duncan not taking sides on CPS' seeking delay on PARCC test

Nov 21, 2014 • Chicago Sun-Times
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Thursday he's staying out of a tussle between the Illinois State Board of Education and Chicago Public Schools over whether CPS students will take a new Common Core-aligned standardized test this spring ... More

Illinois to host We Day

Oct 20, 2014 • The Columbiachronicle
The We Day Illinois launch took place Oct. 14 at Farragut Career Academy High School, 2345 S. Christiana Ave. with hundreds of students in attendance to kick off the program. The event featured guest speakers Martin Luther King III, Nelson Mandela's ... More

World's Largest Youth Empowerment Event - We Day - Comes to Illinois

Oct 14, 2014 • PR Newswire (press release)
CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Free The Children in conjunction with Allstate announced its expansion into Illinois beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. ... To celebrate the launch today, We Day Illinois Co-Chair and Allstate Chief ... More

Jackson: Late treatment causes man to die from Ebola

Oct 8, 2014 • Chicago Sun-Times - Breaking News
Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, died in Dallas Wednesday, a day after Jackson had been there to meet with Duncan's family and offer assistance, Jackson told students during an assembly at Farragut Career Academy in Chicago. “Because he got late treatment, ... More

Enlace helps Little Village students achieve college dreams

Nov 14, 2014 • Chicago Tribune
Brian Cruz was only 12 when he came to Chicago's Little Village neighborhood from Mexico four years ago. He knew practically no English, but through hard work gained near-native fluency. Now he's a junior at World Language High School and it's time to ... More

Parents tell state superintendent to stop PARCC test

Nov 21, 2014 • Chicago Sun-Times
“School boards and superintendents around Illinois have been asking you for help for months and have been ignored,” Katten said at the state's last of five budget hearings for the public to weigh in on ISBE's proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year. More

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