Board of Education approves two new charter schools

By Kelan Lyons The Chicago Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to approve two new charter schools. “A high quality education will change the trajectory of a child’s life,” said Rashid Bell, speaking on behalf of KIPP Public Charter Schools, one of the two charter school networks approved. The Board’s approval comes two days […]

Medical plans take first place when athletes compete on the world stage

By Colette House Dr. Craig Young and the volunteer medical staff at 2015 Progressive Skate America competition hoped they wouldn’t have many patients  over the weekend. Their whole goal was to stand rink side in Milwaukee, enjoy the figure skating competition unfolding before them, and not need to treat any serious injuries. “We hope that […]

Twitter’s loss narrows in the third quarter, Wall Street Skeptical

Twitter Earnings Call on Periscope

By Arionne Nettles Twitter’s loss narrowed in the third quarter on improving ad revenue, but Wall Street was skeptical the improvement could last. The San Francisco-based social media company posted a net loss of $131.7 million, or 20 cents per diluted share for the fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30, an improvement from the $175.5 million […]

Walgreens Boots shares dive after Rite Aid announcement

By Antea Gatalica Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. plummeted nearly 11 percent Wednesday following the company’s announcement it will buy smaller rival Rite Aid Corp. for $9.42 billion in cash. The decline came even as the Deerfield-based company reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts’ expectations.

NU men’s basketball freshmen add depth, talent … hope (Video)

By Benji Cohen Northwestern’s three freshmen are expected to have an immediate impact on the men’s basketball team. Chris Collins plans to include Aaron Falzon, Jordan Nash and Derek Pardon as part of a 10-man rotation that can give the third-year coach the depth he lacked in his first two seasons. Coming off back-to-back 6-12 finishes […]

During Obama’s visit, doubts about guns – and gun laws

Protest in Douglas Park

By Morgan Gilbard, Julia Cardi, Marisa Endicott and Anna Boisseau Kids in Chicago’s Douglas Park respect local killers more than celebrities. That’s what a North Lawndale resident named Bryan sees in his West Side neighborhood several weeks after a gunman shot him in the back. The police have made no progress in his case, but […]

Alibaba shrugs off shaky Chinese economy with strong earnings

By Alex Valentine Alibaba shrugged off a shaky Chinese economy and posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings and a jump in the number of mobile users. Excluding certain one-time items, profit rose 34 percent from a year ago to $1.46 billion or 57 cents per share,  beating the analysts’ estimate of 53 cents. Since the earnings release […]

VIDEO: Welcome Home Warrior Summit helps ease the transition into civilian life

By Michael Bacos Bridging the gap between military and civilian can be challenging for veterans transitioning out of the service. The 2015 Welcome Home Warrior Summit at the UIC Pavilion on Saturday helped veterans find the support and organizations they need to ease the transition. Government agencies, employment services, not-for-profits and university representatives gave veterans the […]

Video: Northwestern’s Chris Collins ‘upset’ by death of mentor Flip Saunders

Northwestern coach Chris Collins

By Lena Blietz Chris Collins said he “really got upset” when he learned that longtime mentor, Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders had died. The Northwestern men’s basketball coach briefly played for Saunders when Collins attended Timberwolves training camp after college. Despite being cut, Collins and Saunders remained close throughout their coaching careers. Collins credits Saunders with teaching him […]

Xerox posts first quarterly loss since 2010

By Eve Fan Xerox Corp. reported its first quarterly loss since 2010 and a worse drop in revenue than had been expected, sending shares down 9 percent on Tuesday. Xerox CEO Ursula Burn also said in a statement late Monday that the company has authorized a “comprehensive review of structural options” for the company as […]