Chicago City Hall

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.
As contract negotiations between Chicago’s new mayor and the teachers union continue, we will update this tracker.
Después de una votación autorizando una huelga de maestros, algunos padres quizás están preguntando: "¿Y ahora qué?”
On the heels of an overwhelming vote to authorize a teachers strike, parents of schoolchildren may be asking, “Now what?”
Chicago teachers voted to authorize a strike, setting the stage for a walkout less than six months into Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s term.
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