Arne Duncan, former Chicago Public Schools CEO and the founder of the gun violence prevention nonprofit Chicago CRED, speaks at a news conference Feb. 1, 2024. (WTTW News)

The Scaling Community Violence Intervention for a Safer Chicago initiative aims to link local community groups. The goal is to coordinate care and spending between the city, county and state governments, community organizations and the business community.

Arne Duncan appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Feb. 22, 2016. (WTTW News)

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Tuesday that he would not run for mayor of Chicago in 2023, removing Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s most prominent potential challenger from the growing field of prospective candidates.

Arne Duncan appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Feb. 22, 2016. (WTTW News)

Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan blasted Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s public safety strategy as a complete failure on Wednesday during a speech to the Chicago Chamber of Commerce, the clearest sign yet that he may be gearing up to run for mayor of Chicago in 2023.

Police investigate a crime scene where three people were shot — one fatally — in the Bridgeport neighborhood on June 23 in Chicago. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)

In a single three-month summer period in Chicago, 1,606 people were shot. That’s the population equivalent to many American small towns. They are numbers — and more significantly, lives — that have become part of a grimly familiar dynamic in the city.

A photo collage shows eight CEOs and two interim CEOs of Chicago Public Schools. Top row, from left: Janice Jackson, Forrest Claypool, Jesse Ruiz. Middle row, from left: Terry Mazany, Jean-Claude Brizard, Barbara Byrd-Bennett. Bottom row, from left: Ron Huberman, Arne Duncan, Paul Vallas. (WTTW News)

With Janice Jackson stepping down as CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Mayor Lori Lightfoot will now be on the hunt for the 10th person to head the district since the position was created in 1995. Here’s a look back at the people who’ve held the spot and where they are now.

Brendan Taylor

Solving the epidemic of gun violence in Chicago is an unrelenting challenge. We learn about CRED, a program that wants Chicago’s business community to see it as a problem it can – and should – help stem.

(Maya Miller / Chicago Tonight)

The nation’s prison system was in the spotlight last week at an event hosted by Chicago Ideas and the New York-based Vera Institute of Justice.

Arne Duncan (Chicago Tonight)

Former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks about education funding, a new University of Chicago program helping more students earn bachelor's degrees, and a potential teachers strike in a one-on-one interview with Chicago Tonight.

"The crux of the issue is that Illinois' funding of public education is broken," the former U.S. Education Secretary said on "Chicago Tonight." Watch the full interview and get highlights from the discussion.

Arne Duncan

The former head of the Chicago Public Schools gives an emotional final speech in Chicago as U.S. Secretary of Education. The subject of his talk and where he gave it may hint at his future.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, former Chicago Public Schools CEO, is in town for the Education Writers Association National Seminar. Brandis Friedman has the latest. 

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis. Image Credit: CTU

Controversial remarks by Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis surface online. We get reaction to what Lewis had to say about Arne Duncan, among other topics, at a conference in Washington last month.