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The presidents of four state universities discuss the ongoing impact of Illinois' budget crisis.

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Chicago Public Schools released the first look at the agreement’s financial layout Wednesday morning, hours after more than 70 percent of Chicago Teachers Union members voted in favor of the contract.

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Results from nearly 60 schools still need to be tallied and the union expects final numbers to be released to its House of Delegates on Wednesday.

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(J.B. Spector / Museum of Science and Industry)

To get children and teens interested in science, technology and engineering careers, Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is planning a new program examining the world around us and the role of humans in it. 

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An Eventbrite ad for the canceled "The Room" haunted house event.

Event listing says participants in nightclub, church shooting scenarios would have to “face the consequences” of their actions.

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The Illinois State Board of Education on Monday released its annual Report Card – a snapshot of accountability and achievement figures from students, schools and administrators across the state.

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The CTU's full membership will hold a secret ballot vote on a tentative labor contract with Chicago Public Schools next Monday and Tuesday.

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The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of a new districtwide program aimed at getting more elementary school students involved in school athletics.

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Though community college is expected to last only two years, it's a long road for many students. A look at how some students are getting plenty of support along the way.

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While hundreds of high schoolers picked up college acceptance letters Tuesday, others were getting their first professional workplace experience in a new CPS vocational training program.

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Student debt for Illinois grads has increased by more than $5,400 since 2010, according to a new national report.

One Illinois state representative hopes to stem the tide of rising student debt by making public colleges and universities free for all in-state residents.

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CTU President Karen Lewis said she's confident the union's 28,000 members will approve a tentative labor agreement with Chicago Public Schools next week. (Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

The union's full membership will vote to approve or reject the tentative agreement with CPS inside schools across the district next week.

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The United Educators of UNO reached a tentative agreement early Wednesday morning with the UNO Charter School Network to stave off what would have been the nation’s first-ever charter school teacher strike.

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Courtroom sketch from October 2015 depicts Gary Solomon, right, and Thomas Vranas, left, in federal court. (Thomas Gianni)

SUPES Academy CEO Gary Solomon pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in federal court Tuesday, opening the door for co-defendants Tom Vranas and Barbara Byrd-Bennett to be sentenced for their bribery scheme.

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The city narrowly missed a massive teachers’ strike last week, but another is brewing for parents at a major charter school operator.

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Illinois students are outpacing the U.S. average, while Chicago Public Schools says its graduation rate is growing at three times the national rate.