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Chicago Public Schools

CPS To Phase In P.E. At High Schools Again; Recess To Return For Grade Schools

As part of its plans for a longer school day at the Chicago Public Schools, physical education classes will be phased back in for all high school juniors and seniors.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2011

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Preckwinkle: Only Half Of County Employees Took Furlough Days

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says only about half of the county’s workers took unpaid furlough days agreed to by their unions this year.

WBBM Newsradio–10/28/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Not Worried About Low Approval Rating

Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that he is not dismayed about a new poll that shows most Illinois residents don’t approve of the job he’s doing.

WBBM Newsradio–10/21/2011

Joe Ferguson

Inspector General Expects Some Budget Proposals To Pass

Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson says he expects some of the dozens of budget options he outlined in a new report will indeed be embraced by the mayor and City Council this fall.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

Graduation Cap And Gown

City Colleges Chancellor: Graduation Rate Is Creeping Up

The head of the City Colleges of Chicago says she is seeing small signs of progress, as she and the system’s leadership try to reverse some disturbing trends at the community colleges.

WBBM Newsradio–09/16/2011

U.S. Rep Luis Gutierrez (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Gutierrez: Obama Won Respect With Change In Deportation Policy

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) says President Barack Obama bolstered his bid for re-election, by his latest moves on Immigration reform.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Emanuel Wants To Fast-Track Construction Projects

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city is teaming up with the University of Chicago to spur development in Hyde Park and other parts of the South Side.

08/26/2011

Hospital Bed Generic

Medical Society: Plan Now For Possible Medical Crisis

The Illinois State Medical Society is urging healthy people—and others—to start planning now for what happens if you get seriously ill, or die.

WBBM Newsradio–08/19/2011

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks about the uptick in police-involved shootings. (CBS)

McCarthy: Police Ready To Enforce New Curfew Law

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says his department is more than ready to enforce the city’s expanded curfew law, despite a manpower shortage.

WBBM Newsradio–07/29/2011

New Chicago schools boss Jean-Claude Brizard (CBS)

Brizard ‘Applauds’ Emanuel School Decision For Kids

The new head of the Chicago Public School system is commenting today on Mayor Emanuel’s decision to send his children to a private school instead of the public school system for which Emanuel is responsible.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011

Cars are buried in snow on Lake Shore Drive after the Blizzard of 2011. (Credit: "Rock"/User Photo)

City Will Pull Buses From Lakefront During Blizzard

The CTA and the city of Chicago are taking steps to make sure that if another blizzard socks the city, buses won’t be stranded on Lake Shore Drive.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

Photo Of The U.S. Flag. (John Cody/WBBM Photo)

Professor Not Surprised Americans Don’t Know Much History

Recent studies have shown that many Americans don’t know very much about American History. One DePaul University professor says she’s not surprised.

WBBM Newsradio–07/01/2011

New Chicago schools boss Jean-Claude Brizard (CBS)

Brizard Says He Won’t Accept Bonus For Improved Test Scores

Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says that if he is offered a salary bonus for raising students’ test scores, he won’t accept it.

WBBM Newsradio–06/10/2011

Mayor Daley shows a scrapbook from his recent trip to China. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Daley Pleased As Education Reform Bill Goes To Gov’s Desk

Mayor Richard M. Daley says he is pleased with passage of sweeping education legislation sent to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk for signature.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2011

Toni Preckwinkle chairs her first Cook County Board meeting

Preckwinkle: County Can’t Afford Oak Forest Hospital

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is taking a strong stand urging state regulators to reverse a decision on planned changes at Oak Forest Hospital.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011

Laurence Msall

Civic Federation President: City Is Near Insolvency

The head of the government watchdog group the Civic Federation says the Chicago City Council is going to have to show some strength if Chicago is to truly bring its budget under control.

WBBM Newsradio–04/22/2011

Empty Classroom

Group: Public School Funding Methods Violate Civil Rights

The head of the Chicago Urban League says the group is pressing forward with its lawsuit against the state of Illinois over the way public schools are funded across the state.

WBBM Newsradio–03/25/2011

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

2 Candidates Vie For Highland Park Mayor

North suburban Highland Park is among several communities that will choose a new mayor in the April 5 elections.

WBBM Newsradio–03/18/2011

At Chicago City Hall Outside The Mayor's Office. (AP Photo)

Heated Contest For City Clerk Candidates

The contest may not have the same high profile as the mayoral race, but the rhetoric is heating up in the campaign for who will replace Chicago City Clerk Miguel Del Valle.

WBBM Newsradio–02/18/2011

Mark Kirk

Kirk: Bankruptcy Should Be Option For States

Freshman U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says bankruptcy should be considered as an option for some states – such as Illinois – looking to get out from under crushing debt.

WBBM Newsradio–01/21/2011

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