Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested Wednesday that people shouldn’t be too hard on Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th), who’s been a no-show at the City Council in recent weeks, while her husband, former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., has been dealing with serious legal and medical problems.
The Chicago Teachers Union is taking its case against a longer school day directly to the City Council.
Chicago will host world leaders next spring for the NATO and G8 summits, and will be the first U.S. city other than Washington, D.C., ever to host a NATO gathering.
The Big Ten coaches and athletic directors will meet in Chicago this week, and a nine-game football schedule is a major item up for discussion.