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  • Chicago teachers protest planned cuts after pension payment

    Dozens of Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters picketed outside City Hall to protest $200 million in planned Chicago Public Schools cuts.
  • Forgotten souls: Chicago's killer heat wave of 1995

    Forgotten souls: Chicago's killer heat wave of 1995
    Weather extremes are normal for Chicago. But Wednesday, July 12, 1995, was odd: the third day of an intensifying heat wave reached 97 degrees and, as darkness fell, didn’t cool down. At 10 p.m. the combined heat and humidity made it feel as if the...

    CPS set for $200 million in cuts; mayor floats property tax plan

     CPS set for $200 million in cuts; mayor floats property tax plan
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday detailed the fallout he attributes to Chicago Public Schools making good on a $634 million pension payment: 1,050 workers will lose their jobs, 350 vacant positions will be eliminated and several education programs will...

    Lawmakers 'no closer' to deal hours away from state budget, CPS deadlines

    Lawmakers 'no closer' to deal hours away from state budget, CPS deadlines
    Facing a day of multiple deadlines, Illinois lawmakers return to the Capitol on Tuesday little closer to coming up with a new state budget or helping Chicago Public Schools deal with a deadline for a massive pension payment. Tuesday is the final day...

    Changes for teachers bring CPS contract talks to a halt

    Changes for teachers bring CPS contract talks to a halt
    Proposed changes to how teachers do their jobs and are evaluated led to a breakdown in talks between the Chicago Teachers Union and the school board, officials said Thursday. The two sides had neared consensus on the broad strokes of a one-year deal...