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SIMON: My South Shore High School, then and now

September 14, 2017 by Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times(And one teachers union exec told me the rate at South Shore was 20-25 percent.) But if the 5 percent rate is the same today, that would mean more than 19,000 public school students in Chicago are homeless. Some are living “doubled-up in the homes of ...

Robbie Shoemaker Heitzman

September 5, 2017 by Quad City Times

Quad City TimesShe moved to Chicago, Illinois at the age of 3 with her mother. She was educated in the Chicago schools, graduating from South Shore High School. She worked for the New York Central Railroad, before joining the U.S. Navy WAVES in communication ...

South Shore Prep Had Suspected Case Of Bed Bugs, But None Found: CPS

May 4, 2017 by DNAinfo

DNAinfoBut Thursday afternoon, CPS spokesman Michael Passman said exterminators were sent to the school after the report but did not find any bugs. "Exterminators recently visited South Shore out of an abundance of caution in response to an unconfirmed bed ...

While politicians bicker, Illinois' poorest schools slip further behind

February 9, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneThe Illinois School Funding Reform Commission was convened in 2016 to solve this problem and recently presented its recommendations, including a call for an additional $3.5 billion to be spent on schools over the next decade. Sadly, if history is any ...

Mayor, CPS Expand IB Programs at 4 High Schools

December 2, 2016 by DNAinfo

DNAinfoCHICAGO — More students at four high schools will get a chance to participate in the International Baccalaureate program in the fall, giving them an opportunity to get a jump on college through the academically rigorous program, Mayor Rahm Emanuel ...

New administrator hired in West Aurora School District

August 5, 2016 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneJardon Waller most recently worked as an academic advisor and administrator at Dirksen Junior High in Joliet School District 86. She previously was an English teacher at South Shore International College Prep High School in Chicago. Waller also was an ...

You'll never guess which famed fashion designers are from Chicago

April 24, 2015 by Crain's Chicago Business

Crain's Chicago BusinessPliner was born here in 1943 and attended South Shore High School. His parents owned successful ... Cynthia Rowley, designer of youthful, whimsical women's apparel, is a Barrington native and graduate of Barrington High School and the School of the Art ...

Homer Turner, football coach in Chicago, dies at 81

February 13, 2015 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneHomer Lee Turner taught and coached football for about 30 years at the recently closed South Shore High School in Chicago, where he had a lasting impact on the lives of many of his players. "He was more than just a coach," said Reginald Hall, who ...

Steve Coleman, a made-in-Chicago jazz master, wins a MacArthur

September 16, 2014 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneSteve Coleman took up the alto saxophone when he was a freshman at South Shore High School and within a few years inevitably was drawn into the orbit of one of Chicago's greatest jazzmen: Von Freeman. It was Freeman, a tenor saxophone giant who died ...


May 6, 2014 by Insurance News Net (press release)

While she got opportunities to work with large organizations like General Mills , Chicago Sun-Times, the University of Illinois at Chicago , Keeana was still unsure of her direct path into entrepreneurship ...... Commissioner Steele is a member of ...

Man charged in '07 slaying on South Side

August 17, 2013 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneAtkins attended the School of Technology at South Shore High School, according to a Tribune story about Chicago Public School students killed during the 2006-2007 school year. A warrant naming Morris was issued and he was arrested Thursday in Quincy, ...

Selective enrollment program to be added at South Shore International College Prep

May 21, 2012 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago Public Schools this fall is expected to add 100 new selective enrollment seats at the new South Shore International College Prep, the district said. Competition for getting into selective enrollment high schools like Northside and Walter Payton ...

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