Public school administrators told lawmakers Thursday that some local districts would have to raise property taxes if legislators vote to have them cover the cost of teacher pensions.
A Mercedes-Benz fleeing Chicago Police crashed into a police vehicle on the Southwest Side, then fled to nearby Burbank, putting area schools in the southwest suburb on lockdown as the search continued.
A state lawmaker wants Illinois to stop using schools as polling places on Election Day, but the idea doesn’t sit well with local election authorities.
With no deal in sight to avoid $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts – known as the sequester – airports could see delays, some public services might be disrupted, and many federal workers could be forced to take lower pay, layoffs, or mandatory furloughs.
Michelle Obama was in town Thursday to kick off a new fitness initiative. As CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports, the first lady even put on her workout clothes to help do it.
Illinois’ K-12 population will be held to stricter performance standards in state testing.
There were rallies at schools across the city today as parents and teachers organize to save neighborhood schools.
Indiana lawmakers are again considering a push to require the teaching of cursive writing by the state’s schools.
CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson sounds off on lawmakers and their inability to help keep schools running.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel blasted the NRA’s suggestion that school shootings can be prevented by placing an armed security officer at every school building across the United States.
The state’s largest teachers’ union is pledging to fight any attempt to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom.
The deadly school shooting spree last week in Connecticut prompted Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to push for a review of school safety measures in the state.
A health scare for parents and students in the far west suburbs: Tests turned up the bacteria that causes legionnaires’ disease at three separate schools.
An investigation finds a disproportionate number of black and Hispanic high school students are turned over to police for infractions that result in other students being less severely disciplined.
Chicago Public School students will be back in class tomorrow, after the Chicago Teachers Union voted to end its strike this afternoon.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talks with a variety of people who would love to see schools reopen for classes.
Plainfield Police Chief John Konopek has withdrawn his request to be allowed to install locked gun safes in three of District 202’s four high schools and its alternative school, Plainfield Academy.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says a teachers strike can be avoided, and he’s denying a published report that a strike would shorten the tenure of his schools CEO.
Chicago’s school chief today denied reports that his job is on the line if talks with the teachers union break down.
The Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago School Board may be at loggerheads when it comes to a new contract, but in schools where classes have already begun, it’s all business.