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Before heading to Congress in 2019, U.S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia forced former Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff in 2015 with the backing of the Chicago Teachers Union.
The measure would have temporarily withheld city money for school projects if Chicago Public Schools officials failed to show up. Several aldermen voted against the proposal because they didn’t want to stymie projects in their communities.
The document was required as Chicago gears up to transition to an elected school board.
Former teacher Brandon Johnson is one of at least eight people challenging Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
The former Von Humboldt Elementary in Humboldt Park, which closed in 2013, is poised to become an 107-unit apartment complex geared toward teachers.
State Rep. Kambium “Kam” Buckner outlined a platform for Chicago Public Schools that looks to tackle the district’s school funding model, staffing, and universal preschool for all 3-year-olds.
Amid pushback on a Near South Side high school, Mayor replaces Chicago school board member Dwayne Truss with a city council ally
A Chicago planning document includes proposals to create a Department of Learning, repurpose vacant schools, subsidize child care, and offer career training for people leaving prison.
One Summer Chicago, Chicagobility, and youth programs aim to engage children, teenagers, and young adults with paid jobs and arts and cultural programs across the city.
Where to go and what to know for Vaccination Awareness Day in Chicago — and why some people are irked.
Chicago’s school board members will not be compensated according to a newly passed bill, raising concerns about representation of working-class families.
CPS will begin offering the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine next Wednesday at four regional school-based hubs on rotating days.
So far, only 46.7% of eligible Chicago Public Schools students 12 and up have received the vaccine. Officials say they hope to increase that number as they stage a campaign to reach families of younger children.
The Office of Inspector General investigation comes after a report by Chalkbeat and the Better Government Association raised questions about the purchase.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is trying to close a $1.2 billion gap in the city budget.
Among the changes: Pulling out computer terminals that connected schools to the police department’s centralized criminal databases.
Online portal was supposed to go live Tuesday, but city says COVID-19 response has delayed opening
School boards in Chicago and Illinois have cut short time to hear public comment — just as public concern and questions about education have grown.
Jim Franczek is the labor lawyer who negotiated the Chicago teachers contract and seven others in the course of his 25-year career.
The project, if greenlighted, would transform a shuttered Logan Square elementary school that has been vacant since it was one of nearly 50 schools closed in 2013.
Here’s what happened to the five big issues that the union said were the biggest sticking points in negotiations.