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April 10, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Illinois Charter Onslaught

A special sop to the Chicago Teachers Union would bar new charters from opening in the same or neighboring zip code of a public school that closed in the last 10 years, which would limit charter expansion to three neighborhoods in Chicago. New charter ...


April 10, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Parents, Teachers Ask CPS To Spare 3 Schools From 'Turnaround' Process

CHICAGO (CBS) — Parents, teachers and union leaders asked Chicago Public Schools hearing officers not to recommend three schools for the “turnaround” process. Speakers conceded that the North Lawndale Dvorak School lost ground quickly when its ...


April 10, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Education Activists Take Fight Against Turnarounds To Home Of Board Of Ed ...

About 60 education activists and members of Action Now demonstrated outside of Chicago Board of Education President David Vitale's home Tuesday evening in protest of plans to shake up the staff at three elementary schools next year. Progress Illinois ...


April 10, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Voice of the People, Apr. 10

I am the former executive director of the City Club of Chicago and president of the Public Policy Caucuses, and I was a chief consultant to both the Chicago and Detroit Boards of Education. I recently received an email from the Paul Vallas campaign ...


April 10, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

CPS increases per-student funding, but extra cash already spoken for

Chicago Public Schools officials on Wednesday touted an increase in money to schools for each child enrolled next year, but the bulk of that new cash likely will just help keep up with inflation and teacher raises. ... During last year's budgeting ...


April 10, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Eviction bill deserves to get kicked to the curb: Brown

Rep. Monique Davis has fought since 2009 to forestall being evicted from a Chicago Board of Education building she has used rent-free as her legislative office for the past 11 years. But when the shoe is on the other foot, the Chicago Democrat takes a ...


April 10, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Correlation or causation?

The board of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority approved the 10-year contract for hotel operations. Its net value to Marriott, in today's dollars, is $13.6 million over the life of the deal, according to a spokeswoman for the authority, the ...


April 10, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Park Ridge Park District wins state grant

The Park District will now apply for construction permits from the city and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, which approves all stormwater management programs and construction, she said. Permit applications will be ...


April 10, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Isabella area sewer work delayed to 2015

The aim is to collect and store water temporarily during storms, before discharging it into an Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago interceptor system and/or the Deep Tunnel, he said. Last fall, village staff proposed completing ...


April 10, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Cook County Passes Puppy Mill Law

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said it's important to distinguish that not all dogs and cats that are products of commercial breeders are subject to inhumane conditions. "Our goal once we were informed that the ordinance was going to be ...


April 10, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Cook County Board requires pet stores to get animals they sell from shelters ...

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board gave its approval Wednesday to a measure regulating where suburban pet stores obtain the animals they sell to the public as pets. The ordinance, similar to a measure approved by the City Council last month, requires pet ...


April 10, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Is Toni Preckwinkle testing the waters?

Barring being drafted by the African-American community to run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel — which she ostensibly would find hard to refuse — Sneed is told Preckwinkle, 67, who assured Emanuel months ago she wasn't running, is now being ...


April 10, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Cook County's Alvarez says most in Cook Jail have violent pasts

That paints a drastically different picture of the population than that being pushed by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Preckwinkle doesn't run the jail, but as head of the county board she has to pay for it. For the past couple years she ...


April 10, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Sneed: Is Toni testing the waters?

Tough shot: If Preckwinkle decided to run, she would have only four months to pull off a Harold Washington miracle. The mayoral race in 2015 is only four months after her re-election bid in November. ◇ Kickshot: “You should see how Toni is treated ...


April 10, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Preckwinkle in for $52k to back Gov. Quinn

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has given $52,500 to benefit Gov. Pat Quinn's bid for reelection, campaign filings show. Preckwinkle, who just sailed to victory in the March primary, is at the top of the list of possible contenders to ...


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