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  • 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...
  • Chicago school board approves more than $1 billion in new borrowing

    Chicago school board approves more than $1 billion in new borrowing
    The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday approved plans to borrow more than $1 billion in an effort to manage an immediate cash crunch and get through the coming budget year. The borrowing is on top of an existing line of credit of up to $500...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools set to borrow hundreds of millions

    Cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools set to borrow hundreds of millions
    Chicago Public Schools officials are set to authorize $200 million of new borrowing to manage a cash crunch through the end of June while also taking out a separate line of credit to borrow nearly a billion dollars to get through the coming fiscal year....
  • After House rejects Emanuel-Rauner CPS pension plan, finger-pointing begins

    After House rejects Emanuel-Rauner CPS pension plan, finger-pointing begins
    The Illinois House on Tuesday defeated Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to delay a massive Chicago Public Schools pension payment due at months’ end, a result of years of deeply rooted partisan mistrust surfacing in a new era of divided state...
  • Chicago Teachers Union president hints contract agreement 'this close'

     Chicago Teachers Union president hints contract agreement 'this close'
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Tuesday sounded optimistic about the prospects for reaching agreement with the school board on a new contract. "We are literally this close to hammering out an agreement for a year," she told the Tribune....
  • Democrats battle themselves on Chicago schools pension bill

    Illinois Democrats' cross-party dispute in the state Capitol turned internal Tuesday when the majority party in the House failed to approve giving cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools a six-week reprieve on making a $634 million pension contribution....
  • CPS on the brink

    CPS on the brink
    After years of masking over a looming financial catastrophe, the Chicago Public Schools system has produced a report that says ... CPS has spent years masking over a looming financial catastrophe. Sober recognition is small consolation. Actually, it's...