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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago Public Schools faces cash crunch now, possible crisis in the fall

    Chicago Public Schools faces cash crunch now, possible crisis in the fall
    This month's scramble by Chicago school officials to find enough cash to pay the bills is the result of "an appalling situation" years in the making — a cascading financial crisis that could hit classrooms this fall when nearly 400,000 kids return...
  • CPS teacher held on $1M bail on child porn charges

    CPS teacher held on $1M bail on child porn charges
    A Chicago Public Schools teacher at Ariel Community Academy was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail Thursday after he was arrested at his South Side home and accused of possessing hundreds of movies depicting child pornography. On Wednesday,...
  • 3 groups to present plans for Dyett High School campus

    3 groups to present plans for Dyett High School campus
    Three community groups will pitch their visions for the Dyett High School campus on the South Side at a public hearing Wednesday. The proposals for Dyett, which is closing after the last day of school Friday, include a sports-focused academy, an arts...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Acclaimed Fenger High principal and 'Chicagoland' star to leave CPS in July

    Acclaimed Fenger High principal and 'Chicagoland' star to leave CPS in July
    Chicago Public Schools Principal Elizabeth Dozier — who has led Christian Fenger Academy High School in Roseland since 2009 — will leave the school district in July, officials said Thursday. Dozier did not immediately provide CPS with a...