Vallas: 'We Really Never Came Close To Ever Having A Strike'Former Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Paul Vallas says teachers never came close to a strike during his tenure in the 1990s and early 2000s, but times – and the national debate about education reform – have changed.
McCarthy: Denying Recognizance Bonds Prevents Gang RetaliationIn the latest effort to curb a murder rate that has propelled Chicago into the national spotlight this summer, police Supt. Garry McCarthy says gang members can no longer expect to be released on recognizance bonds.
Emanuel, Brizard Tout Longer School Day As Year Begins For Some SchoolsA teacher strike is still a possibility next month, but on Monday morning, classes began as scheduled at about a third of the schools in the Chicago Public Schools system.
Axelrod: Paul Ryan Is A 'Hard-Right Ideologue,' 'Concerning Pick'Chief Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod on Monday called U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) a “far-right ideologue,” and said his selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate will be a “concerning pick” for voters who do not share his values.
New Deputy Mayor To Work On Improving Economy -- For Just $1 Per YearChicago’s incoming deputy mayor is on a mission to improve the city’s financial situation and draw businesses large and small – for a salary of only $1 per year.
Brizard: Many Parents Pleased With Longer School DayAs he prepared to welcome students back to classes on Wednesday, Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard said many parents had told him they were pleased with the longer school day.
'Call Me Maybe:' The CBS 2 EditionThey’re calling “Call Me Maybe” the song of summer 2012, and Carly Rae Jepsen, the 26-year-old Canadian recording artist behind the song, has become an international superstar. She joined Vince Gerasole this morning to talk, and sing, about it.
Brizard Remains Confident That Contract Will Be Settled With TeachersThe Chicago Public Schools and their teachers are back to square one in their efforts to agree to a contract and avert a strike, but schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard remains optimistic.