| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a measure that would cut pension benefits and raise retirement ages for some City Hall workers, granting Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory but opening himself up to attacks from Republicans who contend the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:43 AM
Three former schoolteachers, with a combined 70-some years in the Chicago Public Schools, sat on folding chairs for a recent production of a play set in a fictional Chicago high school that is slated for closure. They were not the first, nor would they be...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:32 PM
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Roughly 1,100 Chicago Public Schools employees are being laid off, among them 550 teachers whose jobs were cut because of declining enrollment, officials said Thursday.
The teachers who were laid off are eligible to reapply for jobs elsewhere in CPS,...
| May 7, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said today that the union would be “very active” in next year’s mayoral election, but offered little insight into efforts to recruit a challenger to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Underscoring her long...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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The City of the Big Shoulders — stormy, husky, brawling, wrecking, planning, building, breaking, rebuilding, to use only words Carl Sandburg chose to describe Chicago — is the...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Guest co-host Carol Felsenthal and I discuss the early stages of the Chicago mayoral election -- one year from today! -- and whether CTU president Karen Lewis should run (and we reveal the results of our Common Sense poll on......
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Ald. Robert Fioretti on Monday sounded every bit the candidate for Chicago’s top office with his public dissection of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tenure, but he stopped short of saying he would take on the incumbent in next year’s election....
| Mar 12, 2014
| 1:25 PM
"It's playoff time again in this sports-loving city," says narrator/co-writer Mark Konkol at the beginning of episode two of the eight-part CNN series "Chicagoland."
And though you will see all sorts of whooping-hollering-shot-drinking euphoria during...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:35 PM
And so it begins, with the voice of our mayor — "You want to see America you come to the heartland, and what is the capital of the heartland?" — and images of our city, the first of eight — that's right, eight — episodes of a...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:15 PM
SPRINGFIELD — More than 1,000 Chicago-based union members flooded the Capitol Wednesday to decry Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push for legislation to scale back city government worker pensions.
The rally was a symbolic show of force, given that a...