Advisory Committee

Trumbull Elementary School, one of 49 grade schools shuttered by the Chicago Public Schools this summer. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Names Panel To Decide Fate Of Shuttered School Buildings

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is appointing an advisory committee to decide what to do with nearly 50 shuttered Chicago Public Schools that residents fear could be turned into charter schools, or sit vacant and become magnets for crime.


File Photo of Auto Accident (David McNew/ Getty Images)

Secretary Of State Seeks To Eliminate Court Supervision For Drivers In Deadly Crashes

Kill someone with your car, and get a real punishment — that’s the idea behind new proposed legislation in Illinois that could take court supervision off the table in crashes that result in fatalities.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Moving Forward With Longer School Day, But Union Balks

Chicago Public School officials were moving forward with plans for a longer school day and year starting next year, but the Chicago Teachers Union balked at joining an advisory panel being formed to help implement the longer school day.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011