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UIC gets grant to address early childhood teacher shortage

Apr. 4, 2020 8:56 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a $2.8 million donation to help address a shortage of early childhood education teachers in the Chicago area. The grant is from Marjorie Pelino, who said she was looking for ways to give when she was approached by UIC senior lecturer...

Officials set public meeting on delayed interchange project

Mar. 8, 2020 9:17 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — State officials have planned a public meeting later this month to give an update on a much-delayed construction project at a major interstate exchange near downtown Chicago. The Illinois Department of Transportation has set a March 18 meet at the University of Illinois at Chicago. ...

Chicago police arrest suspect in subway shooting

Feb. 6, 2020 3:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A convicted felon has been charged with shooting a passenger on a subway train as it pulled into a station near the University of Illinois-Chicago this week. Chicago Police said in a news release that 31-year-old Patrick Waldon of Chicago is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm,...