| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:16 PM
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...
| Mar 29, 2014
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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:44 AM
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...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 1:12 PM
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....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday dismissed criticism aimed at his hand-picked school board’s decision to approve seven new charter schools after it shuttered 47 neighborhood schools last year, saying they’re two separate issues.
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:55 PM
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...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:42 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:00 PM
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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 3:32 PM
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.
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:29 AM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:59 AM
Paul Vallas, who returned to Illinois last month as Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate, has been hired to a six-figure job as a municipal finance consultant by a longtime friend and political supporter of the Democratic governor.
Vallas began his...