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April 11, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Attorney general: Springfield School Board failed to adequately inform public ...

The Springfield School District violated the state's Open Meetings Act by failing to adequately inform the public about the nature of a separation agreement with former Superintendent Walter Milton, the Illinois attorney general's office concluded ...

April 11, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Pensions pose latest challenge for Chicago mayor

Emanuel last week announced his first concrete proposal to bail out the city's drastically underfunded employee retirement systems, a festering problem inherited from his predecessor, Richard M. Daley. The plan, designed to cut Chicago's nearly $20 ...

April 11, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

#CHICAGOLAND: see a whole city come together – 10pmET

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, determined to keep Chicago a world-class city, launches a number of risky and ambitious public works projects. Richard M. Daley reflects on his own time as a crime-battling mayor. Community leaders are hard at work to help their ...

April 11, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Uber Owes Representative Zalewski and the Members of the General Assembly ...

The final change was negotiated by Uber, the Illinois Insurance Association and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. ... Now Uber is sending out canned, deceitful emails attacking the integrity of Representative Zalewski and the entire General Assembly.

April 11, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

West Side elementary school fights back against CPS “turnaround” proposal

Printer-Friendly Version · Mail Icon E-mail This Story. Dvorak1.01. Kate Rooney/MEDILL. An elementary school teacher stood in solidarity with fellow Dvorak faculty members in the lobby of the Chicago Board of Education building on South Clark Street.

April 11, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's Amtrak plan stops short of Freeport for now

“They wanted way too much money,” Quinn said, so the governor began talking to UP, which was more favorable to the idea of running passenger trains on its route into Rockford. State infrastructure money will pay for the $233 million project, Quinn said.

April 11, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

If CNN's Chicagoland profiled this Chicago Public Schools teacher

“Thanks but I'm teaching in an unsensationalized Chicago public high school at 1:00 p.m. eastern.” I stopped watching Chicagoland. The one-sided story telling reminds me of the poor education reporting in our city. It's the same ol' same ol' recycled ...

April 11, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Chicago's $8 million push to protect students from gangs

Chicago Public Schools had just gone through the largest school consolidation in U.S. history -- 55 schools absorbed students from 49 that closed. Before the first day of classes in August, Chicago schools invested $155 million in some that remained ...

April 11, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Chicago Cop Running For Mayor Says He Would Fire McCarthy, Byrd-Bennett

He did not have an estimate of how much money is needed to provide students free attendance at one of the city's seven community colleges, but said he would start by seeking community block grants from the government. "In the city of Chicago we don't ...

April 11, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

The sad state of DePaul basketball: Can the Blue Demons ever recapture ...

The majority of the money was raised through the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority with the sale of bonds. That money was always ticketed for expansion projects around McCormick Place, and it couldn't be used anywhere else. The timing of the ...

April 11, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Drought-stricken Southern California could get more water, regulators say

When asked if that included the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which supplies one-third of all water to the region, he said: “Oh yes. They are our biggest ... Facilitating the newly emerging water market is just one chapter in a ...

April 11, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Nichols Park Meadow Burned to Ashes

“Controlled burn management is an efficient and economical tool that reduces the amount of pesticide that otherwise may be needed to control invasive plants,” according to a Chicago Park District notice posted at the park. “Fire helps to promote ...

April 11, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

'Lean In,' Graduates: Sheryl Sandberg Back With New Version of Popular ...

(Note: Sandberg will give another commencement speech next month — at City Colleges of Chicago, a large community college system.) SANDBERG: Yes, I'm learning a lot from this process. What I would add now is the importance of supporting each other ...

April 11, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Rallies demand equal pay

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan led the speakers' list. The UN has proclaimed Equal Pay Day around the world. This year in the U.S., the date was Apr. 8, 99 days into the ...

April 10, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Under The Hammer

Rod Blagojevich, was not only removed from office, he is also in prison for attempting to sell Obama's Senate seat after Obama was elected president. Before Blagojevich got into trouble, Obama had bragged about how he and now Chicago Mayor Rahm ...

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