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  • Emanuel's 911 phone fee hike sent to governor

    Emanuel's 911 phone fee hike sent to governor
    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers today sent Gov. Pat Quinn a measure pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that would allow the city to raise 911 fees that are tacked on to monthly phone bills. Under the measure, the City Council would have the ability to raise 911...
  • Vallas rips Rauner for wanting to lower income taxes

     Vallas rips Rauner for wanting to lower income taxes
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday trotted out his running mate Paul Vallas to hammer Republican challenger Bruce Rauner’s position that the state income tax rate should rolled back, saying doing so would result in huge cuts to education and spikes in...
  • Emanuel makes late push to raise 911 fees paid by those own landlines, cell phones

    Emanuel makes late push to raise 911 fees paid by those own landlines, cell phones
    SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise city 911 fees on nearly everyone who owns a phone in Chicago began working its way through the legislature Thursday, while Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposal to...
  • Mayor's pension fix: Tax, cut

    Mayor's pension fix: Tax, cut
     Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing to raise property taxes and cut retirement benefits for some city workers to start digging out of a massive pension debt he inherited.    But the proposal the mayor and his top aides outlined late Monday would not...
  • Lucille 'Jackie' Gallagher, Chicago Teachers Union spokeswoman, 1928-2014

     Lucille 'Jackie' Gallagher, Chicago Teachers Union spokeswoman, 1928-2014
    Lucille "Jackie" Gallagher was an aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan for a decade before working for 12 years as a spokeswoman for the Chicago Teachers Union. At the CTU from 1991 to 2003, she worked under union chiefs Jacqueline Vaughn, Tom...
  • Patterson's passion: getting kids to read

    Patterson's passion: getting kids to read
    — James Patterson, king of the airport novelists, spent much of last week being celebrated by the nation's independent booksellers. On its face, it seems like an irony: Author of unabashedly commercial fiction earns plaudits from snooty vendors of...
  • Chicago school responds to anti-Semitic bullying

    Chicago school responds to anti-Semitic bullying
    Chicago Public Schools has found itself in the middle of a controversy over its handling of anti-Semitic bullying of an eighth-grade boy by other students at Ogden International School on the Near North Side. Three boys were suspended and apologized,...
  • It is almost impossible to fire bad teachers

    Good schools have good teachers. Period.  Charter schools have an edge because they can terminate bad teachers.  The Chicago Teachers Union contract makes it almost impossible for Chicago Public Schools to terminate bad teachers. -- Alicia Burns,...
  • Students who made anti-Semitic remarks barred from graduation ceremonies

    Students who made anti-Semitic remarks barred from graduation ceremonies
    After repeated demands that anti-Semitic remarks by Ogden International School students against a fellow eighth-grader be labeled a hate crime, a Chicago Public Schools official stopped short of characterizing the behavior that way but said the three boys...
  • Emanuel reflects on third year in office

    Emanuel reflects on third year in office
    A more-introspective-than-usual Mayor Rahm Emanuel reflected on his third year in office Friday, saying the decision to shutter dozens of Chicago Public Schools was the hardest he’s had to make and acknowledging his hard-charge personality has...
  • 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...