Lewis Slams CPS For Proposing "Strike Worthy" End To Pension PickupChicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Friday painted a grim picture of ongoing contract talks with the Chicago Public Schools, calling the district’s rejection of a possible one-year deal a “breach of trust.”
CPS CEO Claypool Insists Chicago Not Asking For Special Deal In Plan To Shore Up Teacher Pension Funds The head of the Chicago Public Schools says he can’t understand how Governor Bruce Rauner could oppose the plan Illinois Senate Democrats passed that would help shore up the system’s teacher pension funds.
Emanuel Appoints Claypool To Run CPS, Former ComEd CEO As School Board PresidentMayor Rahm Emanuel has tapped his top aide, Forrest Claypool, to run the Chicago Public Schools, and former ComEd chief executive officer Frank Clark as president of the Chicago Board of Education, a move the Chicago Teachers Union derided as more of the same from City Hall.
Sources: Forrest Claypool To Be New CPS ChiefSources tell CBS 2 Forrest Claypool will be the new chief executive officer of CPS.
Anticipating Rauner's Cuts, CTA Trims $21M From BudgetOutgoing CTA President Forrest Claypool evaded the question when asked by WBBM Wednesday if the agency is considering fare hikes or service cuts, but CTA chief financial officer Ron DeNard said the agency will be able to erase $21 million in subsidies for reduced fares without resorting to such measures.
Former CTA Executive To Replace Claypool In Top SpotGet ready for a new man in the driver's seat at the CTA. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was set to name a man with more than 30 years of public transportation experience in Chicago and Washington as the transit agency’s new president on Tuesday.
Mayor Emanuel Taps CTA Boss As His Next Chief Of StaffCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the mayor's gain could be bus and train riders' loss.
CTA: Rauner's Proposed Cuts Deeper Than We ThoughtThe draconian cut in state aid to the CTA proposed in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget might be even bigger than first thought.
CTA Cracking Down On Misuse Of Reduced Fare Transit CardsCTA president Forrest Claypool says misuse of reduced and free transit cards is both immoral and costly to the agency so he's cracking down on the $3 million annual scam.
CTA Breaks Ground On New 95th Street Red Line, Bus TerminalCTA and elected officials have officially broken ground on the sprawling new 95th street terminal planned for the Red line, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Claypool: Whistleblower Off-Base On CTA BudgetA former CTA employee who says he was axed for blowing the whistle on what he called unrealistic budget projections “has no clue what he’s talking about,’’ CTA President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday
CTA Still Examining Three Options To Extend Red Line SouthThe CTA says, contrary to published reports, it has NOT narrowed to two the list of potential routes for a Red Line extension to 130th Street. Nor is it in a position to move ahead with construction.
CTA To Get 300 New BusesThe mayor said the city will step up pothole filling efforts to make sure the buses have smooth streets on which to drive.
Musician Suing CTA Over Damaged ViolaA judge has set a Feb. 18 trial date in a dispute between a musician and the CTA over a damaged viola.
Emanuel Has 'Full Confidence' In Claypool, Despite Ventra ProblemsBus drivers have said they’re seeing fewer problems with Ventra fare cards, and the mayor said he’s not holding Claypool responsible for the foul-ups with the switchover to Ventra.