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  • Emanuel, Garcia and 60 minutes of silence

    Emanuel, Garcia and 60 minutes of silence
    To our friends at WTTW-Ch. 11: In two prior debates, we've watched gifted journalists, Carol Marin and Mike Flannery, try to get the candidates for mayor to explain how they would salvage Chicago's dreadful finances. And we've watched Rahm Emanuel and...
  • Differences over Chicago schools stir mayor's race for Emanuel, Garcia

    Differences over Chicago schools stir mayor's race for Emanuel, Garcia
    About 200 Chicago schoolteachers, wearing the red T-shirts their union has embraced as a symbol of solidarity against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, gathered in a Pilsen union hall recently for a workshop that doubled as a political rally. "The whole country is...
  • Now that PARCC is inevitable, helping kids see big picture

     Now that PARCC is inevitable, helping kids see big picture
    The day after Chicago Public Schools announced it will reluctantly administer the controversial PARCC exam to the district's 230,000 eligible students, I attended a lecture that convinced me the move is a defeat for students. Chicago's Erikson Institute...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Suburban high school students opt out of PARCC tests

    Suburban high school students opt out of PARCC tests
    Hundreds of students have declined to take the controversial PARCC exam at two northwest suburban high schools, multiple sources said. At Rolling Meadows High School, less than three dozen students out of more than 400 members of the junior class sat...