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  • Rahm Emanuel faces daunting second-term challenges

    Rahm Emanuel faces daunting second-term challenges
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will raise his right hand to take the oath of office for a second term Monday morning at the historic Chicago Theatre, but after the ceremony is over and he walks off the stage, a stack of daunting challenges will be waiting.
  • CPS asking teachers to take 7 percent pay cut, union says

    CPS asking teachers to take 7 percent pay cut, union says
    The Chicago Teachers Union said Tuesday that the school district is asking teachers to take a 7 percent pay cut in their next contract, an offer that portends tough negotiations in the weeks to come. The union did not specify how the proposed pay cut...

    Chicago schools decline to offer extra year on teachers contract

     Chicago schools decline to offer extra year on teachers contract
    Chicago Public Schools officials will not offer teachers an additional year on their current contract, saying the district cannot afford a built-in 3 percent pay hike. "We were optimistic that solutions to the Board's structural financial challenges...

    Critic Fioretti says Emanuel has changed, but Garcia downplays endorsement

    Critic Fioretti says Emanuel has changed, but Garcia downplays endorsement
    Standing in the basement dining room of a West Loop Greek restaurant Sunday afternoon, Mayor Rahm Emanuel accepted the endorsement of one of his chief antagonists -- former mayoral candidate and outgoing 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti. "For me, the...

    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...