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Swastikas found on fliers at DePaul

The signs promoting an event with a Jerusalem Post reporter were defaced with swastikas and "Hitler-like" mustaches, officials say. A Jewish group is concerned about a rise in such incidents.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges chided on secret stimulus action

The Board of Trustees is ready to spend up to $85 million and has approved 12 companies to do construction work with federal stimulus funds. But the district still won't say what projects it's pursuing.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

St. Xavier creates three-week May term

City College of Chicago students can now take classes year-round if they want. The intensive courses cover a range of topics and let students get ahead in their studies so they can graduate early.

over 5 years ago | Peter Sachs

Loyola students go to D.C. to ask for a greener nation

A group of 40 Loyola students takes a road trip to Washington, D.C., to join other young environmental activists in demanding green jobs and clean energy policies from the nation’s leadership.

almost 6 years ago | Marian Wang

Lathrop residents to decide their future

Lathrop homes public housing residents will decide this week where they want to live after the Plan for Transformation is complete. Many say they want Lathrop to stay the same and to be a part of it.

almost 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Controversial Westboro church plans U of C protests

The Westboro Baptist Church has scheduled three protests at and near the University of Chicago next month over what it sees as evils at the school and the Chicago Theological Seminary.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

DePaul library reopens 3 hours after bomb threat

DePaul officials found a note in a men's restroom and evacuated the building late this morning. Nothing was found and the library reopened by 2:30 p.m. Authorities have no suspect.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

New language requirement coming to City Colleges

In the fall, students at City Colleges of Chicago will be required to take two semesters of a foreign language before they can earn their associate of arts degrees. Colleges trustees will soon approve the plan.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges see big boost in continuing education enrollment

Some adults are signing up for classes to get in shape or pick up a new hobby. Others are looking to change jobs. Bucking a national trend, continuing education enrollment is up 24 percent at the City Colleges.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Pell Grants, college tax credits rising thanks to stimulus bill

As many as a third of students at universities in Chicago receive them as an important part of many financial aid packages, but is unclear how long the Pell Grant program increase will remain in effect.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Contract extensions canceled for two City Colleges teachers

City College of Chicago instructors had their contracts extended by mistake last week, officials say. Today, the Board of Trustees reversed that decision. Union officials expressed dismay.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

City colleges officials mum on stimulus details

City Colleges of Chicago officials are refusing to release specifics about projects to be funded by federal stimulus money and their cost, saying the mayor’s office told them not to divulge details.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

State funding gap could threaten Truman construction

The City Colleges of Chicago is being asked to put up $500,000 to pay bills the state can't afford because of mounting budget problems. The money would likely come from a contingency fund.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

State funding gap could threaten Truman construction

The City Colleges of Chicago is being asked to put up $500,000 to pay bills the state can't afford because of mounting budget problems. The money would likely come from a contingency fund.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Truman construction proceeding on schedule

City Colleges officials had worried the state wouldn't be able to make payments to contractors, but the state agency handling the bills now says everything will be resolved in the next two weeks.

almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

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