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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is critical of the way Mayor Rahm Emanuel has treated teachers since coming into office. advertisement Englewood Parents Protest CPS School Closings A parents group called Action Now marches on a CPS board member’s home to protest school closings.
CTA officials are replacing more than 450 private security guards. advertisement At least eight people were hospitalized Sunday when two cars collided with a stopped CTA bus in Humboldt Park Sunday morning.
advertisement Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis gave a great interview to “Belabored,” a new podcast connected with the left-wing magazine Dissent. Lewis is always provocative and unfiltered, but in this half-hour conversation, she discusses the school closing issue in more depth than you see on television.
Chicago Board of Education Vice President Jesse Ruiz appeared on NBC 5 Today to discuss the CPS decision to close 54 schools. advertisement Parent: School Closures Especially Difficult for Special Needs Kids LaSharra Wilson, whose 10-year-old autistic son attends John M Smyth Elementary School, says behavioral problems are likely on the horizon if the students are forced to change schools.
advertisement Ryan’s Road to Prison: A Review Former Gov. George Ryan spent the last six years in prison on a corruption conviction.
unable to retrieve full-text contentAs President Obama and his cabinet begin their second term in the White House, they’re renewing a series of conversations on Google+ with top administration officials. These “Fireside Hangouts,” a 21st-century spin on FDR’s famous radio addresses , bring top Administration officials to Google+ to discuss the most important issues in the country, face-to-face-to-face with fellow citizens in a hangout.
advertisement In an effort to emphasize his political relevance here in Illinois, Pat Quinn is said to sometimes pound his statehouse desk and shout, “I’m the governor, dammit.” Quinn is going to need to pound harder and shout louder for the next year, because he’s already one of the lamest ducks in political history. Although he holds the title of Illinois’ chief executive, Quinn is, at best, the third most important officeholder in the state, after Mayor Rahm Emanuel and House Speaker Michael Madigan. His power slipped significantly when both Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton achieved veto-proof majorities for their caucuses.
advertisement Sen. Dick Durbin has introduced a bill to make the District of Columbia the 51 st state.
CHI Beavers Can Say He Repaid Money… Copy Close Link to this video http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/blogs/ward-room/Jury-Selection-Monday-in-William-Beavers-Trial/181822401 Copy Close Embed this video Replay An influential Chicago politician can tell jurors he put cash back into his campaign coffers and amended his tax returns as part of his defense at his upcoming tax-evasion trial, but only if he takes the stand and speaks to jurors directly, a judge ruled Friday.
CHICAGO , IL – November 19, 2012 – Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Friday and Monday after Thanksgiving, are the most popular holiday shopping days of the year. Whether heading to the local malls or shopping online to avoid the large crowds, the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois (BBB) warns buyers to be aware of scammers and hackers.