Chicago Public Schools will close 54 school programs and 61 buildings in an effort to close a $1 billion budget deficit. Here is the list, released by the Chicago Teachers Union:
Next week, Chicago Public Schools officials will release a list of schools it is targeting for possible closure, after an independent commission issued a preliminary report recommending which schools should stay open, and which should be considered for closure.
The nation observes Veterans Day on Monday, a day after the actual holiday.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday he stands by the decision to close two police district stations over the weekend and the plan to close a third in the fall.
There was a changing of the guard at the Chicago Fire Department on Thursday, after Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff abruptly resigned and fellow 30-year veteran firefighter Jose Santiago took the reins of the department.
Mayor Emanuel has backed off on a cost-cutting move to close libraries on Mondays, despite the library union’s refusal to make concessions. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine explains.
Sears has released a list of the first 79 stores to close under a plan to shutter 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart locations due to poor holiday sales.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was on the hot seat at City Hall on Thursday, as aldermen demanded to know why he plans to close police stations and how he’s deploying police officers.
Thousands of state employees could be facing the prospect of layoffs as Gov. Pat Quinn seeks to make “reductions” to deal with a massive budget deficit.
Public hearings begin this week on plans by the Chicago Public Schools to close and consolidate a number of schools.
Public offices and schools in Chicago are closed Monday for Casimir Pulaski Day.
The Chicago Public school system is operating on a normal schedule on Tuesday, and officials will continue to monitor the oncoming snowstorm before make a decision on whether to cancel classes on Wednesday.