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NBC Chicago
CTU Garners Triple the Support of EmanuelThe Chicago Teacher’s Union received three times more support from Chicagoans t
CTU Garners Triple the Support of Emanuel
NBC Chicago / Posted yesterday
The Chicago Teacher’s Union received three times more support from Chicagoans than Mayor Rahm Emanuel on how to improve the city’s ailing public school system, according to a Chicago Tribune report released Thursday. According to the poll, 60... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
CPS kicks a $1.8 billion can down the roadYou wonder how it happens? How a state or a city or a school system can find i
CPS kicks a $1.8 billion can down the road
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
You wonder how it happens? How a state or a city or a school system can find itself facing ruinous, incomprehensibly large debts? How elected and appointed officials can have allowed a problem to turn into a crisis, to turn into an emergency? Well,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Thousands rally downtown for Chicago Teachers UnionThousands of protesters took over Loop streets Thursday afternoon in a rally st
Thousands rally downtown for Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
Thousands of protesters took over Loop streets Thursday afternoon in a rally staged by the Chicago Teachers Union to show opposition to the district's decision to slash school budgets and stop paying the bulk of teachers' pension contributions. As... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Chicago Teachers Union protests, withdraws money from bankCHICAGO (WGN/CNN) - The Chicago Teachers Union wants people to pull their money
Chicago Teachers Union protests, withdraws money from bank
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 2 days ago
CHICAGO (WGN/CNN) - The Chicago Teachers Union wants people to pull their money out of Bank of America. The union claims it's an institution that's adding to the budget crisis. The union had more than $700,000 in Bank of America. The group is... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
CPS options are vanishing after CTU rejects contractYou wouldn't think things could get any worse for Chicago Public Schools, not w
CPS options are vanishing after CTU rejects contract
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 4 days ago
You wouldn't think things could get any worse for Chicago Public Schools, not with a $480 million midyear budget deficit, nearly exhausted financial reserves, strikes and layoffs a real possibility and Gov. Bruce Rauner hell-bent to push the district... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
CPS's options are vanishing after CTU rejects contractYou wouldn't think things could become any worse for Chicago Public Schools, no
CPS's options are vanishing after CTU rejects contract
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 4 days ago
You wouldn't think things could become any worse for Chicago Public Schools, not with a $480 million mid-year budget deficit, nearly exhausted financial reserves, strikes and layoffs a real possibility and Gov. Bruce Rauner hell-bent to push the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
CPS budget relies on $800 million from state subsidy, union, new taxUndeterred, CPS officials drafting next year's budget are relying on the same t
CPS budget relies on $800 million from state subsidy, union, new tax
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
Undeterred, CPS officials drafting next year's budget are relying on the same two uncooperative parties to plug an $800 million hole. That idealistic plan is one of many indicators emerging from recent financial reports and Tribune interviews that... Read more
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WBEZ91.5
Rauner's Vision For Chicago Public Schools' FutureThe rhetoric over the future of Chicago Public Schools ramped up Wednesday. Le
Rauner's Vision For Chicago Public Schools' Future
WBEZ91.5 / Posted 16 days ago
The rhetoric over the future of Chicago Public Schools ramped up Wednesday. Leaders at the school district have been asking Illinois lawmakers to help them fix the district’s serious financial problems. On Wednesday, Illinois Republicans put... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
CTU's Lewis doesn't press union leadership's call for Emanuel to step down"I don't care what he does," Lewis told reporters at the CTU's annual celebrati
CTU's Lewis doesn't press union leadership's call for Emanuel to step down
Chicago Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
"I don't care what he does," Lewis told reporters at the CTU's annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. "Somebody else, maybe worse, would take his place." The union's House of Delegates last month voted in favor of a call for Emanuel and Cook... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
CTU, CPS agree to begin final stage of labor talks in FebruaryThe Chicago Teachers Union and the city's school board have agreed to launch a
CTU, CPS agree to begin final stage of labor talks in February
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
The Chicago Teachers Union and the city's school board have agreed to launch a final stage of contract negotiations Feb. 1 if they continue to be unable to reach a deal to replace a contract that expired June 30. Under state law, the two sides must... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Chicago Schools In "Dramatic Trouble": "They're Looking At A Disaster," Illinois Governor WarnsAmid Illinois’ intractable budget crisis, the city’s public school system opene
Chicago Schools In "Dramatic Trouble": "They're Looking At A Disaster," Illinois Governor Warns
Zero Hedge / Posted 25 days ago
Amid Illinois’ intractable budget crisis, the city’s public school system opened with a budget shortfall of nearly a half billion dollars. Borrowing and trimming the proverbial fat helped close some of the $1.1 billion hole but once the board... Read more

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