High school students marched in protest of school closings, as faculty and staff at six turnaround schools face forced resignations. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.

The Chicago Board of Education plans to close 54 schools, citing a $1 billion deficit and under-enrollment. Critics say this move will disrupt communities and put kids in danger. For both sides of the debate, PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown talks with School Board vice president Jesse Ruiz and Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union.

The CEO of Chicago Public Schools joins us to explain one of the largest school shutdowns in U.S. history.

More than 100 schools remain on the list for possible closures -- and in community meetings around Chicago, parents are strongly objecting to the possibility of closing their neighborhood school. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

CPS considers its final trim to the school closure list with hearings across the city. Elizabeth Brackett has more.

Chicago Public Schools releases a list of schools that are still being considered for closings. Elizabeth Brackett has the latest.


The Illinois Senate unanimously approved a bill to extend the deadline for Chicago Public Schools to make a list of school closings.

Chicago Public Schools brace for the possibility of dramatic closings, while the district and union argue over the value of shuttering schools -- and just how to do it.

Library Hours

We asked what you thought about Chicago Public libraries being closed on Mondays. We read what some of you had to say in Viewer Mail.

Could the city's massive budget shortfall lead to closing Chicago police stations? The top cop says it could happen. Eddie Arruza and his panel look at the economics of public safety.

Gov. Pat Quinn

In the ongoing chess game between Gov. Pat Quinn and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle -- the governor makes his move: announcing major cuts and layoffs. He says it's up to the General Assembly to stop them. Paris Schutz has reaction to today's announcement.