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  • Emanuel defends new charter schools

    Emanuel defends new charter schools
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday dismissed criticism aimed at his hand-picked school board’s decision to approve seven new charter schools after it shuttered 47 neighborhood schools last year, saying they’re two separate issues. The mayor...
  • Your best ideas to improve the lives of disadvantaged Chicagoans

    Your best ideas to improve the lives of disadvantaged Chicagoans
    Survey modern Chicago — its abundant natural resources, its muscular skyline and powerhouse institutions — and you might conclude that the city was destined to rank among the world's elite. Not necessarily. Chicago is an engine powered by...
  • Curie stripped of Public League basketball title, forfeits all wins

    Curie stripped of Public League basketball title, forfeits all wins
    Curie will have to give up its city championship but its seven academically ineligible players might be allowed to participate in the upcoming state tournament. Curie coach Mike Oliver will not. A week after Curie beat Young 69-66 in four overtimes to...
  • Major union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law

    Major union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ largest government employee unions sued Tuesday to overturn Illinois’ new pension law, ripping the long sought, landmark money-saving changes as outright “theft” from workers that won’t pass a...
  • Let the CPS March madness begin!

    Let the CPS March madness begin!
    Chicago parents who applied to magnet or selective public schools for 2014-15 have either begun celebrating admission or calculating their odds of later acceptance. Chicago Public Schools sent notification letters for magnet school admissions (and for...
  • Protests greet CPS vote to spend $10 million on office furniture

    Protests greet CPS vote to spend $10 million on office furniture
    Parents, activists, teachers and administrators gathered outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters this morning to a proposal to spend nearly $10 million on new furniture as the district prepares to move to new offices. Some of the protesters also...
  • Voice of the People, Mar. 29

    Community projects The Tribune is to be congratulated for its stellar series of editorials on "A New Plan of Chicago" and for soliciting and publishing many of its readers' ideas — both large and small — on this vital topic. Here's my two...
  • Chicago pension tab: $18,596 for every man, woman, child

    Chicago pension tab: $18,596 for every man, woman, child
    The much-discussed government worker pension debt in Chicago now has a price tag: $18,596 for every man, woman and child living in the city. That per-person figure is the highest among the nation’s 25 largest cities. It’s nearly double that...
  • Chicago unions call for tax hikes instead of pension cuts

    Chicago unions call for tax hikes instead of pension cuts
    A coalition of Chicago public sector unions resistant to a push by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for changes to the pension system released a report Monday that concluded that the city should focus on new or higher taxes instead of significant cuts to benefits....
  • Emanuel, legislative leaders meet to discuss city pensions

    Emanuel, legislative leaders meet to discuss city pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently met with the four leaders of the Illinois General Assembly to discuss major shortfalls in the city's employee pension funds that could blow a huge hole in next year's city and Chicago Public Schools budgets. A spokeswoman for...
  • Prosecutors: Boy, 15, had loaded gun at South Side grade school

    Prosecutors: Boy, 15, had loaded gun at South Side grade school
    A 15-year-old boy is being charged as an adult after prosecutors say he had a gun at a South Side elementary school Monday. Leon Bell Jr., of the 4000 block of South Indiana Avenue, was carrying a backpack with  a .38-caliber revolver loaded with three...