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.
Two Chicago actors could see their pilot picked up by NBC for a web series.
Contract negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools have formally begun – and the union’s initial list of demands is not the traditional one. We have the details.
Gloves Come Off Between Candidates at Teachers Union Event
Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and Republican Challenger Bruce Rauner agreed on one thing at Friday’s appearance before a giant crowd of suburban and downstate teachers union members. Read an article and watch a web extra video.
The majority of Chicago Public Schools students in 3rd-8th grade are taking the ISAT test this week, though parent groups who oppose the test say the number of students who have opted out of the test continues to rise. Elizabeth Brackett reports. Watch a web extra video interview with Sarah Chambers, a teacher at Saucedo Scholastic Academy.
Unions representing city employees announce a coalition to protect pensions called We Are One Chicago. We discuss the details with Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and AFSCME's Anders Lindall.
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.
Chicago teachers, parents and students march for a third day to protest impending school closures. Elizabeth Brackett has the latest.
Bruce Rauner vs. CTU
We have your reaction to venture capitalist Bruce Rauner's attacks on the Chicago Teachers Union in tonight's Viewer Mail.
School will be back in session on Wednesday as Chicago teachers vote to end the strike. Paris Schutz has the latest.
We have the latest news on negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Public Schools.