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2012 Jerry Tarkanian Classic

Nov 13, 2012 • by Leroy White • West Coast Hoops
Dear Media/Scouts/College Coaches:  This is an update for the inaugural 2012 Jerry Tarkanian Classic being held on Wednesday December 19th - Saturday Dec More

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Ronnie Lewis, ex-mayor and first black official in Dolton, dies

Dec 7, 2014 • Chicago Tribune
Ronnie Lewis was a long-time educator in Chicago Public Schools who later in life moved to south suburban Dolton and became the first African-American local government official, rising ultimately to the office of mayor. Lewis, who died Wednesday, Dec. More

Glenbrook South To Take Part In Expanded R&D STEM Learning Exchange

Oct 16, 2014 • Chicago Tribune
The Illinois Science and Technology Institute (ISTI) announced this week the expansion of the Research & Development STEM Learning Exchange, a public-private partnership to better connect students to careers in STEM fields. The initiative will scale to ... More

DePaul vs. Chicago State Game Preview

Dec 3, 2014 • WeAreDePaul.com (subscription)
I think we'll have to play better than we played (against Northern Illinois) to beat Chicago State. I think they've got some talent. We've had a tough time every time we've gone over there. It's an inter-city rivalry game. The last one we played was ... More

New voting law lets 4000 17-year-olds have their say for the first time

Mar 18, 2014 • Medill Reports: Chicago
At Harlan Community Academy on Chicago's South Side, civics teacher Robert Pincham also set out to make history. His goal was to not only get his students registered to vote, but to also get them engaged in their community. In his law class, almost all ... More

CPS expands math, sports mentoring program for troubled teens

Jul 21, 2014 • Chicago Sun-Times
“Through this investment, BAM and Match, which have grown substantially in just a few years, will be providing thousands of Chicago's children with high-quality educational experience, an alternative to the street and the opportunity for a bright ... More

Howard Univ. Alums honor 2 grads at Second Annual 'Who's Who' Gala Event

Nov 4, 2014 • Chicago Defender
Burris is involved in a number of organizations, including the Howard University Law School Alumni Association, the Southern Illinois University Foundation, the Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago, the Chicago Area Council of Boy Scouts, the ... More

Toddler Dies After Being Hit By CTA Bus

May 26, 2014 • NBC Chicago
A 19-month-old girl was struck and killed by a CTA bus Monday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood, according to police. Cherish Meyers (pictured, below) ran in to traffic at about 3:20 p.m. in the 7700 block of South South Shore Drive when she ... More

Getting Into City's Elite Middle School Programs Tougher Than Ever

Apr 8, 2014 • DNAinfo
CHICAGO — Competition to get into middle school at elite Chicago Public Schools programs around the city was more intense than ever this year, as scores hit record highs at some of the programs that guarantee a coveted spot at a selective enrollment ... More

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