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Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis talks about what may be happening in Springfield to help CPS and what it could mean for contract negotiations.

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Senate President John Cullerton speaks to reporters on Tuesday.

The governor and legislative leaders meet on the eve of Wednesday's special session. Was anything resolved on a budget and how much money Chicago Public Schools will receive?

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The University of Chicago's startup accelerator and entrepreneurship center lands a multimillion-dollar gift to expand. Meet the alumni donor and the center's director.

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The dreary weather Wednesday morning didn't keep scores of Chicago Teachers Union members from taking to the streets and calling on the city and the school district to enact measures to stabilize the district's funding.

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The first full day of summer also marks the last day of the school year for Chicago Public School students. How stormy will their summers be as the district tries to weather its financial crisis?

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Gov. Bruce Rauner renews talk of possible bankruptcy for Chicago Public Schools. How would it work? That and more in a rare one-on-one interview with the governor.

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Former CPS Principal Kathy Konopasek said her early retirement was a choice to "leave management."

It may not be quite an "exodus" of CPS principals, but more of them are leaving. Why the district is concerned it could get worse.

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Despite darkening storm clouds that have been looming over Chicago Public Schools’ finances, two reports released this week show some rays of sunshine for student academics.

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Amid concerns that the summer months will see an escalation of violence in the city, some students at Chicago Public Schools will take a pledge on Thursday to promote peace during the summer break.

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The day after Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool warned that schools may not open in September, the Chicago Teachers Union weighed in, calling Claypool's leadership a failure. We hear arguments from both sides.

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As parents rally for education funding outside of CPS headquarters, district officials prepare for an even bigger rally in Springfield.

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Chicago Public Schools is bracing to implement devastating budget cuts of as much as 25 percent, blaming what they say is a state school-funding formula that shortchanges Chicago children. So, is there any prospect of movement on the issue in Springfield?

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As Chicago Public Schools brace for additional budget cuts, some principals find out exactly how much the current financial climate could impact their budgets for the next school year.

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Troy LaRaviere speaks to “Chicago Tonight” in February after learning details of CPS budget cuts. "It's more than teachers losing their jobs. It's students losing a critical service," he said.

The former principal of Blaine Elementary School in Lakeview, who is a frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS policies, joins "Chicago Tonight" to discuss his dismissal and the charges against him.

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Some neighborhood high schools in poorer areas of Chicago are struggling to survive. We look at how the city's school-choice system is playing a role. 

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As the head of the Chicago Teachers Union warns of a strike, the district makes one last pitch to reach a contract agreement.