NEWS articles

CPS announces back-to-school push with a twist

6 years ago | Geoff Dougherty

Exclusive: WYCC political videos spark investigation, lawsuit

Former City Colleges chancellor Watson is accused of directing PBS station WYCC to produce videos highlighting powerful politicians and friends. The programs could violate state and federal grant rules.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges expanding Englewood TIF

The City Colleges wants the special tax district so it can pay to tear down the old Kennedy-King Campus. The district has grown, but with little public input, which concerns at least one alderman.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Feds: City Colleges debit card program is illegal

The U.S. Department of Education has reversed course and ruled that a City Colleges debit card program is against the law. The program charged students hefty fees to access student loan money.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Blunders helped drive Kennedy-King's costs out of control

Hundreds of e-mails show how mistakes added to Kennedy-King College's costs. But officials refuse to release an internal audit that could explain the project's overruns.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Student centers at community colleges?

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

State budget deal may avert City Colleges layoffs

A last-minute budget in Springfield signed by the governor allows the district to avoid cuts -- for now. But the district must start tackling an expected $4.2 million gap in next year’s budget, officials say.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

State money will replace aging portable buildings at Olive-Harvey

$30 million earmarked for the South Side school in the state's new capital bill will help pay for building a large new facility for its automotive and truck programs.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

At City Colleges, search for new leader surprises some

Faculty and students at the City Colleges had feared their new chancellor would be a clout-heavy candidate selected with little public input. Now, it appears they will get to have a say as the board launches a six-month search.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Interim chancellor named as district pledges open search

Deidra Lewis will be the City Colleges of Chicago’s interim chancellor for the next six months. The board said today it would conduct a thorough and open search to find a permanent replacement.

6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Malcolm X medical program fights for survival

Allegations of mismanagement and grade tampering dog the physician assistant training program at Malcolm X College. The program nearly lost its accreditation, and is currently on probation.

6 years ago | Alex Parker