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  • Protests greet CPS vote to spend $10 million on office furniture

    Protests greet CPS vote to spend $10 million on office furniture
    Parents, activists, teachers and administrators gathered outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters this morning to a proposal to spend nearly $10 million on new furniture as the district prepares to move to new offices. Some of the protesters also...
  • Voice of the People, Mar. 29

    Community projects The Tribune is to be congratulated for its stellar series of editorials on "A New Plan of Chicago" and for soliciting and publishing many of its readers' ideas — both large and small — on this vital topic. Here's my two...
  • Chicago pension tab: $18,596 for every man, woman, child

    Chicago pension tab: $18,596 for every man, woman, child
    The much-discussed government worker pension debt in Chicago now has a price tag: $18,596 for every man, woman and child living in the city. That per-person figure is the highest among the nation’s 25 largest cities. It’s nearly double that...
  • Chicago unions call for tax hikes instead of pension cuts

    Chicago unions call for tax hikes instead of pension cuts
    A coalition of Chicago public sector unions resistant to a push by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for changes to the pension system released a report Monday that concluded that the city should focus on new or higher taxes instead of significant cuts to benefits....
  • 26 died from cold this year

     26 died from cold this year
    Chicago's third-coldest winter has contributed to the deaths of 26 people so far, nearly 50 percent more fatalities than the entire season's average in recent years, according to numbers provided by the Cook County medical examiner's office. Over the...
  • Prosecutors: Boy, 15, had loaded gun at South Side grade school

    Prosecutors: Boy, 15, had loaded gun at South Side grade school
    A 15-year-old boy is being charged as an adult after prosecutors say he had a gun at a South Side elementary school Monday. Leon Bell Jr., of the 4000 block of South Indiana Avenue, was carrying a backpack with  a .38-caliber revolver loaded with three...
  • CPS to hear new charter school proposals

     CPS to hear new charter school proposals
    The latest round of charter school expansion in Chicago has been met with a long string of protests by parents and community leaders who question Chicago Public Schools' claims that it is pushing charters primarily for neighborhoods where classrooms are...
  • Curie stripped of Public League basketball title, forfeits all wins

    Curie stripped of Public League basketball title, forfeits all wins
    Curie will have to give up its city championship but its seven academically ineligible players might be allowed to participate in the upcoming state tournament. Curie coach Mike Oliver will not. A week after Curie beat Young 69-66 in four overtimes to...
  • 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...
  • Alexander expected to play in McDonald's game despite wrist injury

    Alexander expected to play in McDonald's game despite wrist injury
    Jahlil Okafor was the star Tuesday at the United Center, a role he handled adeptly. Tyler Ulis was wearing a walking boot to protect his injured toe, but the Kentucky recruit had just sparkled in practice and was ready to play again. Cliff Alexander...
  • 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...