Chicago Public Schools introduced its 2014 school budget on Wednesday amid protesting parents and teachers. Officials say they will fill the $1 billion budget gap with $68 million in classroom cuts and the use of $700 million from reserve funds. Elizabeth Brackett has the details.
School closings, ethics probes and more; we have the latest City Council news from our aldermanic roundtable.
Watch CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and CTU President Karen Lewis's full testimony from today's school board meeting.
The Chicago City Council approves a revised ordinance governing water rates for nonprofits. What will be the fate of the mayor's new deal with the parking meter company? Paris Schutz has the latest from a frenetic City Council session.
For the second day in a row, a group of Chicago aldermen have formed a so-called reform caucus. We hear from members of the “Paul Douglas Alliance” and the “Progressive Reform Coalition.”
School will be back in session on Wednesday as Chicago teachers vote to end the strike. Paris Schutz has the latest.
The Chicago Teachers Union voted to end the strike after the House of Delegates met Tuesday afternoon. We talk with both sides about what’s ahead for Chicago students.
The board members of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Infrastructure Trust get to know each other in their first official meeting. But what else is really known about this new method of financing city projects? Paris Schutz has the story.
The clock is ticking while a pension reform deal is fading. Paris Schutz has the latest.