Juan Salgado Named Chancellor Of Chicago City CollegesAs the newly appointed chancellor of Chicago’s City Colleges, Salgado's job will be to upgrade student performance.
Mayor Asks Teachers' Union To Back Off Possible One-Day StrikeNot surprisingly, the mayor said Chicago Public Schools students need more time in the classroom, not less, but the mayor did not lash out at the teachers’ union for suggesting a possible one-day strike on May 1.
CTA To Break Ground On New $100 Million Rail Car FactoryThe new manufacturing plant at 13535 S. Torrence Ave. will create more than 300 skilled factory and new construction jobs, according to a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office.
351 New Officers, Detectives, Sergeants Graduate Police AcademyOne of the largest Chicago police graduation ceremonies in recent history was held Wednesday morning, as a class of 351 new officers, detectives, and sergeants took their oaths of office.
BGA Goes Back To Court To Gain Access To Emanuel’s Private EmailsThe massive document dump that saw Mayor Rahm Emanuel release 2,700 of his private emails after trying to conceal them wasn’t enough to satisfy the Better Government Association.
The New Provisions Of TrumpcarePresident Trump unveiled the Republican plan to replace Obamacare, but it immediately came under fire from both the left and the right.
Emanuel Slams Rauner's CPS Funding Ideas: "Emperor Wears No Clothes"Mayor Rahm Emanuel has flatly rejected Gov. Bruce Rauner’s two most recent suggestions for ways to provide the Chicago Public Schools with $215 million in needed teacher pension relief, declaring "the emperor wears no clothes."
Critics Slam New Trump Travel Ban As 'Wolf In Sheep's Clothing'President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban drew a swift rebuke from opponents of the original ban, who said the new executive order is “nothing more than a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” which still unfairly targets Muslim immigrants.
Illinois Congressional Delegation Bring Telling Guests To Trump SpeechObviously, immigration reform is on the minds of the Democratic members of the Illinois congressional delegation.
Chicago Mayor: All 911 Dispatchers Trained In Mental Health AwarenessDispatchers completed an 8-hour training course to help them identify 911 calls that warrant a crisis-intervention trained officer.
Aldermen In High-Crime Wards Defy Emanuel Over Use Of Surplus MoneyMayor Emanuel wants to plant trees and upgrade parks. But some aldermen insist that cash must go to fighting crime.
Aldermen Vote To Scale Back Airbnb RegulationsA City Council panel has given preliminary approval to changes in the regulations governing Airbnb and other vacation home-sharing websites, only eight months after aldermen passed the original ordinance.