The PNC Foundation today announced a $19 million, multi-year vocabulary initiative for underserved pre-kindergarten children during a PNC Grow Up Great 10th Anniversary event in Chicago. The city's children are among those who will benefit from three new vocabulary programs supported by PNC. In addition, PNC is extending its early science learning program through 2015 to benefit preschool children in Big Shoulders Fund and Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago City of Learning, formerly Chicago Summer of Learning, is a city-wide movement that aims to provide youth in every neighborhood access to high-quality programs and hands-on experiences while integrating an online platform at explorechi.org.
Wheeling High School is one of the few "non-selective" (no applications required) public schools in the nation offering the much-ballyhooed STEM -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math -- education.
A year after the suburban hazing scandal at Maine West High School, the state agency responsible for safeguarding the welfare of children is pushing to educate school districts about the state's "mandated reporter" law and to empower students to speak up about abuse. "
November 30, 2013, is Small Business Saturday nationwide. The City of Chicago's "Unwrap Chicago: Eat, Drink and Buy Local" campaign encourages residents to spend one dollar a day at independent, locally-owned businesses.
There are three items Joe Ruane of Arlington Heights still remembers hanging on the living room wall of his parents-in-law's Irish Catholic home. A crucifix. A photo of the Pope. And a picture of John F. Kennedy.