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McDonald’s To Simplify Structure, Focus On Customers

During a 23-minute video message posted online Monday, Easterbrook said the company’s structure is too “cumbersome” and that it can no longer afford its “legacy structure.”


Gov. Bruce Rauner (CBS)

Illinois Gov. Rauner: Bankruptcy Should Be Option For Broke Cities

Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed sweeping state budget cuts that have angered local officials.



Parents Stage Sit-In At Turnaround School

About two dozen parents and students staged a sit-in Friday in Chicago’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood in hopes of saving Walter Gresham Elementary School.


A school hallway (CBS)

Study: School Turnarounds Don’t Work

A new study is throwing cold water on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s school “turnaround” effort.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

School Protest

Parents Protest Plans To Restructure Schools

As the Chicago School Board gets set to vote on a plan to restructure failing schools, opponents staged a candlelight vigil Monday.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Protesters rally outside Marquette Elementary School, in a Martin Luther King Day protest against plans to "turn around" Marquette and 9 other schools by firing and replacing all of the schools' teachers and staff. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Rally Against CPS Changes For Next Year

Demonstrators staged a Martin Luther King Day protest outside a public school in the Marquette Park neighborhood on Monday to speak out against planned changes in the Chicago Public Schools system.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2012

Protesters staged a rally outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters on Dec. 13, 2011, a day ahead of a school board meeting to discuss plans to close, consolidate or make other drastic changes at 18 schools next year. Some protesters planned to stay overnight to be first in line to get into the board meeting. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Stage Sit-In At CPS Ahead Of Meeting On School Closures

More than 500 people jammed the sidewalk in front of the Chicago Public Schools’ downtown headquarters for a 90-minute rally Tuesday night and a handful were determined to stay the night to be first in line for Wednesday’s school board meeting.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011

Chicago Public Schools

10 Chicago Public Schools Targeted For ‘Turnaround’

Hundreds of pink slips might soon be on the way for principals, teachers and staff members at 10 Chicago Public Schools.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2011