Advisory Committee

Emanuel Names Panel To Decide Fate Of Shuttered School BuildingsMayor 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.
Secretary Of State Seeks To Eliminate Court Supervision For Drivers In Deadly CrashesKill 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.
CPS Moving Forward With Longer School Day, But Union BalksChicago 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.