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Remedial courses a black hole for college resources, aspirations
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Remedial courses a black hole for college resources, aspirations

Lurking beneath the good news on annual gains in college-going rates for black and Latinx students from Chicago is a literal black hole that likely...

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It's CPS' responsibility to ready students for success in college and beyond
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It's CPS' responsibility to ready students for success in college and beyond

Janice Jackson became chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools in 2017. She began her career as a social studies teacher at South Shore...

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Growth in Advanced Placement participation not reaching all students equally
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Growth in Advanced Placement participation not reaching all students equally

Soon after school started this fall, Eseosa Ogbeifun decided he wanted to drop one of the most challenging courses at Chicago's Stephen T. Mather...

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9 ideas to better prepare students for college
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9 ideas to better prepare students for college

Chicago Public Schools and nonprofit leaders believe the system should take more responsibility for graduates' readiness for college. Here are some...

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Staffing firm set to join Old Post Office party
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Staffing firm set to join Old Post Office party

The Old Post Office pitch appears to have worked for a big recruitment and staffing firm on the city's North Side. Tacoma, Wash.-based TrueBlue is...

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WeWork’s path to turnaround challenged by tainted ‘cool factor’
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WeWork’s path to turnaround challenged by tainted ‘cool factor’

After a botched IPO, the ouster of founder Adam Neumann and a $9.5 billion bailout from SoftBank Group, the startup faces an uncertain future as it...

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West suburban office buildings hit the market
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West suburban office buildings hit the market

A local real estate investor that took a gamble last year on a big office turnaround in Schaumburg is now looking to cash out on a group of...

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3 west suburban office buildings hit the market
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3 west suburban office buildings hit the market

A local real estate investor that took a gamble last year on a big office turnaround in Schaumburg is now looking to cash out on a group of...

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Residential towers in South Loop, Near North Side change hands
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Residential towers in South Loop, Near North Side change hands

Two out-of-town investors have taken over a pair big residential towers downtown, including a South Loop student housing property leased to...

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Look inside the reborn Old Post Office
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Look inside the reborn Old Post Office

The redeveloped Old Post Office officially opens its doors on Nov. 1, as an $800-million-plus overhaul of the property continues. With its first...

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Developer plans office project in River North
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Developer plans office project in River North

Centrum Realty & Development wants to construct a nine-story, 127,000-square-foot office building on the site of a Wal-Mart Express convenience...

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More coming than going in suburban offices
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More coming than going in suburban offices

Demand for space to work in the suburbs rose for the third straight quarter, bringing vacancy to its lowest mark in more than two years. One of...

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Last week's most-viewed real estate stories
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Last week's most-viewed real estate stories

Topping our list of the most-popular real estate stories last week on ChicagoBusiness.com: News that north suburban commercial property owners will...

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Boeing pilot worried about ‘egregious’ 737 Max system three years ago
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Boeing pilot worried about ‘egregious’ 737 Max system three years ago

Months ago the planemaker discovered messages that revealed concerns about a feature since implicated in two fatal crashes. Boeing turned the...

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Want to buy a chunk of an MLB team?
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Want to buy a chunk of an MLB team?

Major League Baseball now lets investment funds take minority stakes in multiple ballclubs. That allows it to capitalize on sky-high team...

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Baxter in talks to buy Sanofi unit
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Baxter in talks to buy Sanofi unit

Seprafilm could be valued at about $350 million to $400 million in a sale, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter was...

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Exelon, ComEd discover the downside of successful lobbying
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Exelon, ComEd discover the downside of successful lobbying

The federal investigation into Exelon's dealings with Illinois politicians is more than a blot on the energy giant's reputation. It's also a...

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Illinois’ Healthiest Employers 2019
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Illinois’ Healthiest Employers 2019

Everyone can feel lonely from time to time. Whether it's missing a loved one, being disconnected from your community or feeling out of place in the...

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Landlords get socked as Kaegi reassesses north suburban properties
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Landlords get socked as Kaegi reassesses north suburban properties

A recently completed review confirms what many commercial real estate investors feared. But many homeowners could get lower tax bills next year....

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LaSalle Street building poised to sell for about $230 million
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LaSalle Street building poised to sell for about $230 million

A Boston real estate investor is raising its already sizable bet on Chicago, buying its sixth big downtown office building in five years. Beacon...

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Sleek and secluded in Wicker Park
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Sleek and secluded in Wicker Park

The Italian owner of a design firm and four showrooms wanted this condo for his family to "feel modern, like something we would see in Italy." It's...

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Illinois better at attracting job talent than growing it
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Illinois better at attracting job talent than growing it

A new report highlights a little realized fact about Illinois' workforce: A greater share of adults have degrees and other post-high school...

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CBRE executive Martin Stern dies after brief bout with cancer
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CBRE executive Martin Stern dies after brief bout with cancer

A longtime real estate adviser to companies, nonprofits and local governments, Stern worked on big deals including the Block 37 development in the...

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U.S. store closings trending toward record highs
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U.S. store closings trending toward record highs

The 7,600 shutterings announced so far in 2019 is the most ever at this point in the year, according to a Credit Suisse index. Domestic closures...

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Related Midwest proposing West Loop office building
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Related Midwest proposing West Loop office building

The developer wants to build an 18-story office building along next to a site where it is planning a 58-story hotel and apartment tower. Related...

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Last week's most-viewed real estate stories
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Last week's most-viewed real estate stories

Updates on a proposed supertall skyscraper next to Tribune Tower and development of the Spire site top our list of the most-popular real estate...

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Amazon plans new 500-job fulfillment center
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Amazon plans new 500-job fulfillment center

Amazon plans to create more than 500 full-time jobs at a new distribution center southwest of Chicago. The online giant announced today that it...

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What are Chicago's 'most influential' skyscrapers?
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What are Chicago's 'most influential' skyscrapers?

The city has five of the 50 on a list from the Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat. Only one other global city, New York, has more. Chicago,...

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Pritzker's Rx for Illinois' ailing economy
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Pritzker's Rx for Illinois' ailing economy

Illinois' economic future depends on growing seven key sectors and providing them the tax incentives, infrastructure, "customer-focused" services...

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Apartments, condos proposed for Chicago Avenue sites
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Apartments, condos proposed for Chicago Avenue sites

The plans include a building with 36 apartments that will be rented out dorm-style-by the bed, not the unit-following a growing trend in Chicago...

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