Chicago Public Schools principals learned this week that they won’t lose money if enrollment figures following the first two weeks of school were below projections made when budgets were estimated in July.
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Is the head of a new Chicago police watchdog group about to jump ship just weeks into the job?
Mental health awareness, cultural competency and human rights are just a handful of the new training requirements for Chicago police officers as part of the city’s efforts at police reform.
After being political foes for months, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Bruce Rauner are back to working together for a common cause: convincing Amazon to build its second headquarters in Chicago.
Addressing violence is at the top of the ticket for a newly minted Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor.
In 2015, Loyola University Chicago started a two-year college to provide high-quality education to low-income students. Now the school has graduated its first class of students.
Attorneys for the city of Chicago on Monday hoped to convince a federal judge that plans by the U.S. Department of Justice to withhold federal grant money over immigration enforcement is unconstitutional.
The head of the Chicago Teachers Union joins us with a report on the first day of school.
Chicago’s top cop, 57, was already feeling well enough to check a few emails just hours after his surgery, doctors Rush University Medical Center said.
Exactly how much more money can Chicago homeowners expect to pay to fund Chicago teacher pensions?
Chicago has taken its first step toward having judicial oversight of its efforts to reform the Police Department, but not with the federal government. It’s doing it with the state of Illinois.
Immigrants and refugees in Illinois can now breathe a sigh of relief, and people eager to vote will find it easier to register. The changes come as Gov. Bruce Rauner signed two pieces of legislation Monday.
The disgraced former Chicago Public Schools CEO reports to prison in just a few days.
Gov. Bruce Rauner may be set to sign legislation limiting cooperation between officials in Illinois and federal immigration authorities.
As the fight over the Cook County sweetened beverage tax enters yet another round, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is getting some praise from one of the county's biggest unions.
Each summer, thousands hired through One Summer Chicago earn work experience and a paycheck. But the city may be earning something, too.
An attempt to make the high school application process easier is raising some questions.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is criticizing Cook County’s bail bond system.
The Chicago Police Board could be without a president Tuesday. The term of current President Lori Lightfoot expired Monday.
Some Cook County jail detainees will be getting a little extra help when leaving the jail.
Lawmakers will have much to discuss during yet another special session, this time on education spending. Three Illinois teachers weigh in.
Despite the fight in Springfield over education funding, Chicago Public Schools leaders say they will open to students in the fall—but with fewer students.
The 3rd ward alderman says she believes combining the schools will create a more diverse and just-as high performing elementary school, and high-quality neighborhood high school for South Loop residents.
Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson says emails distributed among employees at the city Water Department suggest a culture of overtly racist and sexist behavior.