No joke: Chicago teachers to walk out of classrooms April 1st

Parents of Chicago Public School students may need to find a sitter on April 1. The Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted 486-124 on Wednesday in favor of a one-day strike in their ongoing fight with Chicago Public Schools for a more favorable contract. School district CEO Forrest Claypool sent a letter to parents last week […]

No joke: Chicago teachers to walk out of classrooms April 1st

Parents of Chicago Public School students may need to find a sitter on April 1. The Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted 486-124 on Wednesday...

Head of Chicago Fed uncertain about 2016 economy

The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has some mixed messages about the future of the economy and what it holds for...

Rauner touts DCFS turnaround and announces new bills for foster kids

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and George Sheldon, director of the Department of Children and Family Services, announced past successes and new goals for the...

Illinois senators push through $3.9 billion in spending, still no money

Senators in Springfield are looking to pile another $4 billion in spending onto the nearly $7.5 billion in backlogged bills. The bill is similar...

Illinois Primary Recap

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton weren’t the only high-profile winners in Illinois’ primary elections. The race between Springfield-area Republican state Sen. Sam...

Tempers flare at Sen. Committee hearing

Senate Democrats took an Executive Committee hearing as a chance to continue the war of words with Governor Bruce Rauner’s office over who’s to...

Rauner calls out legislative Democrats for leaving Springfield. Madigan’s office responds

Gov. Bruce Rauner called out House Speaker Michael Madigan on Tuesday for allowing the Illinois House to adjourn Thursday without addressing the multiple crises...

Fate of CPS elected school board bill rests in hands of Emanuel ally

An effort to take away Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s appointed school board and replace it with an elected one has passed through Illinois’ House...

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