| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Even as Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared for a big fundraiser tonight featuring former President Bill Clinton as his special guest, word spread of a new effort to boost Emanuel's re-election chances in 2015.
A new super political action committee formed by...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:17 AM
While rightfully encouraging Chicago to invest in building better schools, the Tribune's recent recommendation to adopt efforts similar to those in Indianapolis falls short, as it fails to consider the challenges of scale. The Indianapolis fellowship...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 12:14 PM
I am a Chicago Public Schools teacher and I know the new discipline code is going to lead to nothing but more problems.
Students are not stupid; they know what behaviors are acceptable. If what should be considered as behavior meriting a suspension...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 1:02 PM
A Chicago alderman has put forward a proposal he says is the first step toward requiring the City Council to agree not to rehire city employees fired for misconduct.
Ald. Patrick O'Connor, 40th, introduced a resolution to the City Council this week...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:43 AM
Three former schoolteachers, with a combined 70-some years in the Chicago Public Schools, sat on folding chairs for a recent production of a play set in a fictional Chicago high school that is slated for closure. They were not the first, nor would they be...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:08 PM
The next set of Cook County property tax bills will show for the first time how much of each bill is going into controversial special taxing districts known as TIFs, county Clerk David Orr announced Thursday.
About 12 percent of county taxpayers own...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:45 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 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...
| May 30, 2014
| 4:53 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:26 PM
Payton's Earl Schultz was the best player on the court during his team's quarterfinal match with Warren, which is nothing new.
Schultz, one of the better players Chicago Public Schools has produced, led Payton to three city and three sectional titles...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:15 AM
In 1985, Chicago's tempo was changing. Both politically and culturally, the city on the make was on the move.
Harold Washington, marking two years in office, was weathering the intense difficulties that came with being the city's first African-...