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2015/07/28 00:13
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A second financial ratings agency has downgraded Chicago Public Schools' debt rating to junk status, reinforcing Wall Street's dim view of the district's finances. Fitch Ratings on Monday downgraded...
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2015/07/24 17:12
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Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared to reporters that if it wasn't for House Speaker Michael Madigan the budget impasse would've been resolved. And perhaps if the sky was green, then grass might be...
2015/07/23 05:10
2015/07/23 05:10
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Chicago Teachers Union VP, Jesse Sharkey (Antonion Perez; Chicago Tribune) ×CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey: “You can’t put your grocery bills on your mortgage and then not expect to lose your...
2015/07/22 23:38
2015/07/22 23:38
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The Chicago Board of Education sold three vacant school buildings for about $8.5 million and approved up to $1.2 billion in borrowing at Wednesday’s monthly meeting. Typically, the school board...
2015/07/21 03:13
2015/07/21 03:13
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The board that runs Chicago's public schools wants to borrow another billion bucks, on top of the $6.2 billion it owes already. But they won't say exactly how they plan to spend all that money. This...
2015/07/18 11:13
2015/07/18 11:13
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Chicago Public Schools, a generation ago condemned as the worst in the nation, was hailed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week as "leading the country in urban school systems on graduation and...
2015/07/17 22:13
2015/07/17 22:13
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It's now clear exactly how much Rahm Emanuel raised on his way to winning a second term as Chicago mayor: $24,402,155. That full picture emerged as Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia filed...
2015/07/15 20:12
2015/07/15 20:12
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Chicago's media have been telling its people for years there's a financial crisis. It hasn't fully felt like one, at least not in the booming parts of the city. But all of a sudden things are getting...
2015/07/15 12:38
2015/07/15 12:38
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A few weeks before the school year ends, Taree Porter leads word drills with her second graders and reads a Judy Blume classic amid the din of giggles. Porter, a teacher for 14 years, is black and...
2015/07/14 04:38
2015/07/14 04:38
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Chicago Public Schools officials say at least 65 schools will have to make drastic cuts without pension help from legislators. Officials with the nation's third-largest district ratcheted up warnings...
2015/07/11 20:13
2015/07/11 20:13
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I shake my head every time an alderman, Chicago Teachers Union leader or other Bernie Sanders fan suggests that the way out of Chicago's financial mess is to soak those filthy rich corporate fat...
2015/07/08 20:19
2015/07/08 20:19
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Both the U.S. House and Senate are now — eight years late — debating this week how to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, known in its current form as No Child Left Behind. Signed into...
2015/07/08 11:19
2015/07/08 11:19
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Emanuel paid the $634 million necessary to make a one-time payment, but announced that it would come at a steep cost, with the elimination of 1,400 jobs at Chicago Public Schools and $200 million in...
2015/07/04 01:13
2015/07/04 01:13
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces a difficult path in his effort to forge a "grand bargain" to steady Chicago Public Schools finances. He needs broad buy-in from state legislators and the Chicago Teachers...
2015/07/02 17:14
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CHICAGO (AP) - Dozens of Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters picketed outside City Hall to protest $200 million in planned Chicago Public Schools cuts. The nation's third-largest school...
2015/07/02 12:14
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... dead, 7 wounded in Wednesday shootings1 dead, 7 wounded in Wednesday shootings A man was killed and at least seven other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago Wednesday, authorities...
2015/07/01 23:27
2015/07/01 23:27
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It’s not quite Greece, but Illinois is grappling with a frightening fiscal crisis of its own. The state is facing at least a partial shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a budget by a...
2015/07/01 06:10
2015/07/01 06:10
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... Vice President Jesse Sharkey on the possibility of mass layoffs: “My reaction is outrage and the blame has to go squarely on the mayor of the city” Jesse Sharkey, Vice President of the Chicago...
2015/06/30 01:13
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Teacher evaluations have serious economic implications for the Chicago Teachers Union, which last week said contract talks had reached a stalemate despite an agreement on the broad strokes of a...
2015/06/26 19:12
2015/06/26 19:12
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Some new details are in about how good, or bad, Gov. Bruce Rauner's offer to compromise on Chicago teachers pensions is, and it looks like the Emanuel administration may have been a bit rash in...
2015/07/28 00:13
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