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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) says President Barack Obama bolstered his bid for re-election, by his latest moves on Immigration reform.
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.
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.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says his department is more than ready to enforce the city’s expanded curfew law, despite a manpower shortage.
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.
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.
Recent studies have shown that many Americans don’t know very much about American History. One DePaul University professor says she’s not surprised.
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.
Mayor Richard M. Daley says he is pleased with passage of sweeping education legislation sent to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk for signature.
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.
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.
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.
North suburban Highland Park is among several communities that will choose a new mayor in the April 5 elections.
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.
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.