Families Scramble To Care For Kids, Fear Impact Of Long Strike

Walk through the doors at A and A Auto and you’ll find Bryan Duran’s temporary classroom—just a glance away from father Bryan Sr.


Tiffany Williams, Savion William Hondras

Parents Increasingly Worried About How To Handle Teachers’ Strike

As the clock counts down for negotiations and teachers talk about plans for a possible strike, parents and children alike are increasingly worried about what a walkout will mean for them.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

Jones Family

Families Dreading Possibility Of A Teachers’ Strike

If Chicago Public Schools teachers go on strike, how will it affect their families?

CBS Chicago–09/07/2012

Approximately 5,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers marched down Michigan Avenue on May 23, 2012, as a show of solidarity amid contract talks with the Emanuel administration. (Credit: CBS)

Teacher Contract Impasse Could Leave Parents Caught In Crossfire

Parents of kids at Chicago Public Schools have a huge stake in teacher contract talks, but no spot at the bargaining table; if there’s a strike, they’re left to wonder, “What will I do with my kids?”

CBS 2–09/04/2012

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Best Places For Rekindling Romance In Chicago

With PTA meetings and soccer practices, midnight feedings and poopy diapers, you have to remember that you are still a person with separate needs. And you have a spouse who has those same needs. So here is the time to step out of the mystical magical world of parenthood and take a day to get lost in the romantic bliss that waits in the streets of Chicago.


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Parent’s Prep: New Technology In Schools; What Parents Need To Know

Children who come with the ability to interact with computer screens and basic keyboard knowledge find it much easier to learn in today’s classrooms.


Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard (Credit: CBS)

Brizard To Call Parents Personally To Remind Them Of First Day Of School

If you’re the parent of a Chicago Public Schools student, you might just get a personal call from executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

Jack Pickup

Former Teacher Charged With Sexting With Middle School Student

A 34-year-old teacher has been charged with sexting with one of the students at the Des Plaines middle school where he taught.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Empty Classroom

Parents Rally Downtown For Longer School Day

As 200 students and parents touted a longer school day and other initiatives on Saturday at a rally hosted by the advocacy group “Stand for Children” at Roosevelt University, a small group of protesters picketed outside.

WBBM Newsradio–04/15/2012

Rahm Emanuel With Students

Emanuel Scales Back Longer School Day

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard have agreed to scale back the longer school day for elementary students.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

Members of several parent groups speak to reporters outside the mayor's office at City Hall, where they had gathered to demand a meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel about plans for a longer school day at Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

Parent Groups Want Meeting With Mayor On Longer School Day

Several parents groups are questioning how the Chicago Public Schools can lengthen the school day starting next fall, without solid plans on how to use the extra time, or enough money to pay for it.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

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Parents: Longer School Day Is Bad For Kids

Parents who oppose a longer school day at a Near North Side elementary school say a new survey shows what they’ve been saying all along.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel To Parents: Don’t Move To The Suburbs

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is asking parents think twice about moving off to the suburbs for the sake of their kids’ education. In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, the mayor said, “You […]

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

Parents, students and protesters stage an "occupation" of Brian Piccolo Elementary Specialty School to protest plans to replace the entire school staff. (Credit: CBS)

Parents, Protesters End School Sit-In After Promised Meeting With CPS Leaders

Parents ended their 22-hour sit-in at Brian Piccolo Elementary Specialty School on the West Side on Saturday after being promised that they would get a chance to plead their case in a series of meetings with Board of Education members Monday and Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2012

At Chicago City Hall Outside The Mayor's Office. (AP Photo)

Parents, Activists Protest Planned School Closings At City Hall

Parents on Wednesday took their concerns over the Chicago Public Schools turnaround right to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s welcome mat.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

Parents of Chicago Public Schools students protest outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office on Dec. 19, 2011, demanding a halt to plans to close several schools next year. (Credit: CBS)

Parents Want Mayor To Halt School Closures, Meet With Them First

Parents of Chicago Public Schools students gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office Monday to demand he hold off on plans to close or overhaul several public schools and meet with them.

WBBM Newsradio–12/19/2011

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Experts To Parents: Watch Out For ‘Present Overload’

An economist suggests family shopping for others is a way to combat “present overload,” for the holidays.

WBBM Newsradio–12/13/2011

Should you 'friend' your bosses or co-workers? (CBS)

How To Navigate The Potential Pitfalls Of Facebook

Should you ‘friend’ your boss on Facebook? Your kids? Your parents? CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole gets some tips from an expert.


Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Parents Need To Think For Themselves

As hot and muggy as it was on Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, was out-and-about again, but this time doing something he ought not have to do – knocking on doors to remind parents to send their kids to school.

CBS 2–08/02/2011

Whittier Elementary School Parents

Whittier School Sit-In Continues Despite Passing Of Deadline

Parents sitting in at the Whittier Elementary School fieldhouse let a construction deadline come and go Tuesday.

WBBM Newsradio–06/29/2011