The Chicago Teachers Union is calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Bruce Rauner to prevent as many as 5,000 teachers from being laid off later this year.
The Chicago Public Schools have announced more layoffs. This round cuts more than 2,100 people, including 1,036 teachers -- half of whom are tenured. This reduction follows the June announcement of 855 layoffs. Eddie Arruza and his guests examine the latest round of cuts, and how it will impact students and the system’s $1 billion budget deficit. Read the CPS fact sheet.
We asked for your thoughts about the Chicago Sun-Times' decision to lay off their entire photo staff. We read what some of you had to say in tonight's Viewer Feedback.
Hundreds of layoffs; Boeing plans a $1 billion expansion; Chicago’s old main post office could become a 21st century urban hub; and the end of an era for Sears. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss this week's top business headlines.
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.