Illinois Real Estate Chicago And Rural Areas

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Illinois can be divided into Chicago and rural areas. Alas, the same can be said for Illinois real estate prices. Illinois The birth home of President Lincoln, Illinois is a state with two identities. Chicago is an overwhelming presence and essentially a state unto itself. The rest of Illinois can be classified as much more […]


Chicago Properties Title Insurance Tips

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If you plan to buy a Chicago property, the sooner you learn about title insurance, the better. For many first time Chicago real estate buyers, the first time they hear about title insurance at the closing of their Chicago property. This article presents the basics of title insurance for protecting your new Chicago real estate […]


Chicago Neighborhoods Chicago Real Estate

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Are you in the market to buy a home in Chicago? Do you know where you plan to live? Chicago’s many neighborhoods have their own unique identities and customs. Which Chicago property is right for you? The only way to know is get out and view some Chicago real estate in different areas. Here are […]


Cornhole Coming To A City Near You

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If you haven’t heard of cornhole, you probably haven’t been to the midwest in awhile. The game is also known as bean bag toss and has been growing like wildfire in the midwest and beyond. Not only does it have two national organizations, but also a movie in the works and front page stories on […]


Why Is The Midwest Crazy For This Backyard Game

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Anyone who has ever traveled to the midwest over the summer has surely noticed an obsession over a simple backyard game. The game goes by the name of cornhole, corntoss, and people in the Chicago area refer to it as bean bags or bags. Whatever the name is, the result is the same and that’s […]


Why The Seahawks Will Go To The Super Bowl

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I know what you are thinking. How about the Chicago Bears? Forget them. The Chicago Bears are done. They are highly overrated. Their weak spot is the QB and that’s going to get them killed come playoff time. Ask yourself this, what healthy team with a decent defense and offense has the Bears beaten? If […]


Is Ozzie Going To Blow A Gasket

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Last season, Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was making all the right moves and the Chicago White Sox stunned America with a World Series victory. The 2006 season started off in much the same way that the previous fall ended and the addition of Jim Thome had the South Side team ready to defend […]


Vocational Schools In Chicago

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A vocational school is an institution operated for the purpose of giving the students the necessary skills to perform certain jobs. These schools do not aim to further a liberal arts education instead offer to teach job-specific skills. Vocational education being offered in the past usually focused on specific trades such as becoming an automobile […]


Chicago Schools See Positive Nclb Outcomes

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The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has been making progress in the Chicago Schools just as advocates of the initiative planned. Students who were transferred out of their failing schools have been replaced and settled into new Chicago Schools. Based on test scores, the indications are that an improved learning environment for these students […]


Chicago Schools Debate Merits Of Small Schools

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Chicago public schools have been going through a transformation designed to take the district’s mammoth high schools and turn them into more intimate, student-focused environments. Educators and administrators seem to love the concept. And deep-pocketed philanthropists think it’s a great idea too. Various groups like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation […]


Chicago Schools Opens Its First Virtual Elementary School

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The Illinois State Board of Education has approved the state’s first virtual public elementary school, the Chicago Virtual Charter School. The Board acted against State Superintendent Randy Dunn’s recommendation to disapprove the Chicago schools application, as well as against the opposition of the powerful Chicago Teachers Union, by voting a five-to-four approval. Though virtual schools […]


Are More Charter Schools In The Chicago Schools Future

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Ever since George W. Bush took the oath of president of the United States, he and his administration have instituted many federally mandated changes for public schools across the nation. Now, according to Margaret Spellings, education secretary for the Bush Administration, there may be more that directly affect the Chicago Schools and the state of […]


New Learning Standards For Chicago Schools Kindergartners

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Chicago schools educators were surprised during their teacher training session in mid-September with new state learning standards for kindergarten students. Previously, Illinois was one of 11 states that did not have learning standards for kindergarten. The state adopted standards for grades one through 12 in 1997 and even have specific “early learning” standards for preschoolers. […]


Diversity In Chicago Schools

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On the last day of the 2006-2007 Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts announced a decision that will inevitably stir up diversity issues within schools across the nation, and the Chicago Schools. It will most certainly change the way most school systems, including those within the Chicago Schools, run their magnet programs. And it will […]


Candidate Ford Proposes New School Site For Chicago Schools

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The old Brach’s plant is located at 401 N. Cicero, just north of Lake Street, in a community that has seen many of its Chicago schools closed and others placed on academic probation. The 30-plus-acre property has been vacant for three years. LaShawn Ford is the owner of Ford Desired Real Estate and candidate for […]