Greg Hinz
Crain's Chicago Business
In a sign of real progress at Chicago Public Schools, the odds that ninth-graders will earn a bachelor's degree by the time they hit their mid-20s has almost doubled since 2006.

That's the bottom line of a report issued today by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research that strongly suggests the city finally has begun to do some things right in educating kids. But the study underlines that much still must be accomplished.