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  • Saving Chicago schools

     Saving Chicago schools
    How daunting is the challenge of keeping Chicago Public Schools operating? Here's how daunting. On Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel outlined an everybody-pays-something deal. It would ask for $175 million to $200 million from Chicago property taxpayers. It...
  • CPS set for $200 million in cuts; mayor floats property tax plan

     CPS set for $200 million in cuts; mayor floats property tax plan
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday detailed the fallout he attributes to Chicago Public Schools making good on a $634 million pension payment: 1,050 workers will lose their jobs, 350 vacant positions will be eliminated and several education programs will...
  • CPS officials seek pension payment relief, warn of more cuts

     CPS officials seek pension payment relief, warn of more cuts
    Chicago Public Schools officials warned Wednesday that without relief from their next massive pension contribution, they would have to make $500 million in additional cuts in the coming year, on top of looming cuts they say will be caused by this year's...
  • Chicago schools make pension payment; 1,400 jobs 'impacted'

    The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday 1,400 jobs will be "impacted" after Illinois lawmakers failed to provide relief and the financially struggling district had to borrow money to make a $634 million contribution to its teacher pension...
  • Madigan sends message to 'triangulators'

    Madigan sends message to 'triangulators'
    House Speaker Michael Madigan likes to send "messages." He doesn't often explain what those messages are, but last week's surprising defeat of a bill to give the Chicago Public Schools a 40-day extension on its $634 million pension payment that was due...
  • Lawmakers 'no closer' to deal hours away from state budget, CPS deadlines

    Lawmakers 'no closer' to deal hours away from state budget, CPS deadlines
    Facing a day of multiple deadlines, Illinois lawmakers return to the Capitol on Tuesday little closer to coming up with a new state budget or helping Chicago Public Schools deal with a deadline for a massive pension payment. Tuesday is the final day...
  • Illinois and Chicago aren't Greece. They just act that way.

    What a momentous week of reckoning for governments that foolishly strapped enormous debts and pension obligations to their backs: •Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday faces a pension payment so huge that its many side effects threaten the next school...
  • Mayor rejects Gov's plan to advance $450M to Chicago schools

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is rejecting Gov. Bruce Rauner's offer to advance $450 million in state funds to help Chicago Public Schools make a $634 million pension payment. Emanuel spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said Monday that using 2016 grants to pay this year's...
  • Changes for teachers bring CPS contract talks to a halt

    Changes for teachers bring CPS contract talks to a halt
    Proposed changes to how teachers do their jobs and are evaluated led to a breakdown in talks between the Chicago Teachers Union and the school board, officials said Thursday. The two sides had neared consensus on the broad strokes of a one-year deal...
  • Rauner serves a veto and a lifeline

    Rauner serves a veto and a lifeline
    Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Thursday he has vetoed the state budget that lawmakers passed in May, except for education appropriations, which he has approved. His rejection of a spending plan that was hopelessly unbalanced came with a significant offer...
  • Contract talks break down between Chicago teachers and city

    The head of the Chicago Teachers Union says negotiations have broken down days ahead of the teachers' contract expiring. CTU President Karen Lewis' comments at a Thursday news conference were in stark contrast to earlier in the week when she said both...