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  • Chicago's education funding

    Chicago Board of Education President David Vitale provided a dire view of the future in “How an Illinois Supreme Court ruling could devastate Chicago’s schools" (Perspective, March 9). He warned that an adverse ruling regarding changes to...
  • Rahm, Chuy — tell us the truth

    Rahm, Chuy — tell us the truth
    He should have closed a hundred schools, not 50. But even Mayor Rahm Emanuel, accused now of being tone-deaf to the concerns of common folk, knew better in 2013 than to ask Chicagoans to confront the city's grim realities all at once. So even though...
  • Garcia touts 2 tax proposals as fixes for city's finances

    Garcia touts 2 tax proposals as fixes for city's finances
    After weeks of being criticized by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his surrogates for not offering specific tax increase proposals to fix Chicago's finances, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia offered two on Wednesday: a graduated state income tax and an expanded...
  • Frances Jennings, physical therapist and mother of 9, dies at 90

    Frances Jennings, physical therapist and mother of 9, dies at 90
    Shortly after her older brother joined the military during World War II, Frances Jennings signed on with the Women's Army Corps and trained as a physical therapist. She found she had a knack for it. After the war and college, Mrs. Jennings worked as a...
  • What would happen if CPS were allowed to go bankrupt?

    What would happen if CPS were allowed to go bankrupt?
    You've heard about the huge budget deficit Chicago Public Schools faces. What that means is Chicago Public Schools may not be able to open for classes this fall. If the district can't overcome its $1.1 billion deficit, what could it do? One option...
  • Downgrade of Chicago Schools' bond rating could cost $220M

    A major bond rating agency's downgrade of Chicago Public Schools' debt could cost the district more than $220 million in penalties. Fitch Ratings dropped the Chicago Board of Education's bond rating by three levels Friday, placing it just above junk...
  • Chicago schools' debt rating drops again, could trigger $228M in penalties

    Chicago schools' debt rating drops again, could trigger $228M in penalties
    A second major bond rating agency has downgraded Chicago Public Schools' debt, a move that could cost the district as much as $228 million and is likely to fuel the debate over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's financial stewardship in his runoff contest with Jesus...
  • Chuy, Rahm and the Chicago school crisis

    Chuy, Rahm and the Chicago school crisis
    Let's start with this: A central premise of mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's new campaign ad on Chicago education is flat wrong. Garcia says Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed 50 elementary schools and "he took the money from these schools and gave it to...
  • CPS group rips 'Magic' custodian deal, contributions to Emanuel campaign

    CPS group rips 'Magic' custodian deal, contributions to Emanuel campaign
    The head of a Chicago Public Schools principals' group again condemned privatized school custodian contracts Thursday, including an $80 million deal connected to NBA Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson, another of whose firms has since donated $250,000...
  • Charter schools are not 'elite'

    It seems to me that Jesus “Chuy” Garcia does not know the difference between an "elite¬†private" school and a charter school. ¬† First of all, elite private schools charge incredibly high annual fees; charter schools do not charge anything....
  • 'Magic' Johnson and the mayor: $250,000 donated after $80 million CPS deal

    'Magic' Johnson and the mayor: $250,000 donated after $80 million CPS deal
    A week before the February city election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel stood alongside Earvin "Magic" Johnson and his billionaire business partner to announce their $10 million donation for a summer jobs program in the city's toughest neighborhoods. The event...