The state’s second largest school district has started the school year with a new look for its lunch menu, after opting out of the National School Lunch Program and forfeiting nearly $1 million in federal funding, to gain more freedom in the food it serves students.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) visited a Bronzeville charter school on Friday to promote legislation pending in Congress to significantly boost federal funding for charter schools.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he wants to repair the damage done to city streets by this year’s brutal winter weather, and has announced plans to resurface an additional 13 miles of roads.
Gov. Pat Quinn on Saturday announced nearly $4.3 million in federal funding to increase affordable housing and stabilize communities in three west suburban Cook County communities.
Labor and management leaders found a way to be on the same side – in favor of federal highway dollars staying in the inbound lanes into Illinois.