Chicago School Watchdog On Federal Indictment: Told You SoWendy Katten is hoping the indictment of Barbara Bryd-Bennett prompts school board members to listen to parents when they raise concerns about an issue.
Testing, Evaluations Focus Of Negotiations Between CPS, TeachersThe Chicago Public Schools and its teachers face two deadlines on Tuesday: their three-year contract expires at midnight, and a $634 million pension payment is due by the end of the day.
CPS Won't Offer 1-Year Extension To Teachers’ ContractThursday, April 30, was the last day the cash-strapped and shaken school district could offer the extension permitted in the teachers’ current contract
Chicago Schools Chief May Be Due Another $250,000Barbara Byrd-Bennett's contract would have expired June 30, but she exercised an option to extend her contract for another year. Now, she's taking leave while the feds investigate CPS.
Waukegan Schools Won't Open Immediately, Even If Teachers Strike Ends: OfficialsThe first stumbling block is food. Federal law requires the district to have milk on hand for all 17,000 students, along with nutritious food.
City Of Chicago, Police Reach Tentative ContractThe new contract, which requires ratification by officers, reportedly includes an 11 percent pay raise over five years.
Bears Sign Return Specialist Darius Reynaud, CB Peyton ThompsonChicago also waived long snapper Chad Rempel and punter Tress Way.
Bears Part Ways With DL Idonije, QB JohnsonThe Chicago Bears active roster currently sits at 88 players.
NIU Extends Contract Of Football Coach Rod CareyNIU made the announcement Friday and said Rod Carey’s salary will be increased for 2014.
Will County Board OKs Contract For County WorkersThe employees will receive a 4.5 percent cost-of-living raise phased in over the next two years and pay more of their health insurance premiums.
Will County Workers Back On The Job After Approving ContractThe new contract includes cost-of-living salary increases of 4-1/2 percent over the next three years. A new salary schedule will move many employees up two steps on the pay scale in June 2015, resulting in an additional raise.
Will County, Employees Reach Labor Deal To End Strike: UnionAbout 1,000 members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1028 walked off the job Nov. 18 after 15 months of negotiations.