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April 17, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

CPS Facing Federal Investigation, Calls For Bankruptcy

Gov. Bruce Rauner said this week that bankruptcy may be the best option for the Chicago Public Schools system to get its fiscal house in order. One day later, it was revealed that the federal government is investigating CPS. News reports say the ...

April 17, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

US Investigates Possible Misconduct in Chicago Public Schools

CHICAGO — Federal investigators are speaking to public school officials here as part of an inquiry into possible misconduct, the president of the Chicago Board of Education acknowledged this week. Although Chicago Public Schools leaders and federal ...

April 17, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago's MPEA Appoints Lori Healey New CEO

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) Board of Directors appointed Lori Healey as CEO of the agency that oversees Chicago's McCormick Place. Healey comes to MPEA from the Chicago-based investment and urban economic development ...

April 17, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago Convention Center Agency Hires New CEO

Chicago Convention Center Agency Hires New CEO. by Yvette Shields. APR 16, 2015 4:28pm ET. The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, which owns the Chicago's convention center, has hired planning veteran and mayoral aide Lori Healy as chief ...

April 17, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

State conservation police will patrol Chicago River

In March, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago agreed to a Chicago Harbor Safety Committee request to reduce to five minutes the duration that an arc of water is shot across the river from Centennial Fountain. The date on ...

April 16, 2015 @ 7:02 AM

Portland Demands a Raise: PDX Joins the Fight for Fifteen Global Day of Action

This has started a labor struggle that should have begun decades ago, but has dominated the discussions about the future of workplace organizing in the U.S. Fast food one of the largest employing sectors in the country, yet continue to maintain poverty ...

April 16, 2015 @ 7:02 AM

Already Contentious Fiduciary Debate Gets Hotter

The Labor Department is the latest to weigh in, unveiling details of its own proposed rule that would impose a fiduciary standard on thousands of brokers and advisors providing retirement investment advice. "Given everything the industry has put into ...

April 16, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Schock donor sues seeking $500 reimbursement

Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's legal problems expanded Wednesday as a contributor sued to force the repayment of millions of campaign dollars, saying he was tricked into believing the young lawmaker, who has since resigned amid questions about his ...

April 16, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Robert Blagojevich on His Brother Rod and The 2010 Trial

In 2010, Robert Blagojevich was on trial alongside his brother, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, on corruption charges. All of the charges against Robert were dropped while his brother would have a retrial. Robert discusses the details of the first trial ...

April 16, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

The Mayor's Transition Team

With the election and run-off behind him Mayor Rahm Emanuel chose a transition team of those with familiar names, including Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool and businessman Michael Sacks. Sarah Pang, senior vice president at CNA ...

April 16, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Alderman trying to remove protected bike lane from Kinzie Street

With too few colleagues in his corner, Ald. Ed Burke on Wednesday left languishing a proposal to loosen nudity rules at Chicago strip clubs. With too few colleagues in his corner, Ald. Ed Burke on Wednesday left languishing a proposal to loosen nudity ...

April 16, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago not releasing video of officer-involved shooting

(Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune via AP). Chicago Alderman Edward Burke, 14th, stands at the start of city council meeting Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Chicago. MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT ...

April 16, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

How Minneapolis Is Growing As Chicago Shrinks

And the city has worked to connect these municipalities as well, through policies and infrastructure that have been slower to arrive in the Chicago area. R.T. Rybak, Minneapolis's mayor from 2002 to 2014, made it a goal to increase the city's ...

April 16, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago approves reparations package for victims of police torture: Jarvis DeBerry

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several Chicago aldermen are offering what they call a reparations package for the victims of torture under the city's former police commander. The city said Tuesday, April 14, 2015, that the package will include an apology, a $5 ...

April 16, 2015 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago Progressives Emboldened After Rahm Emanuel's Super PAC Fails To ...

At the same time, Chicago Forward spent more than $25,000 to support Patrick Daley Thompson, the grandson of former Mayor Richard J. Daley and nephew to former Mayor Richard M. Daley, in his successful bid for an open alderman seat -- even though ...

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