Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces a difficult path in his effort to forge a "grand bargain" to steady Chicago Public Schools finances.
Janitorial company We Clean Maintenance and Supplies plans to lay off 540 workers next month after losing a job cleaning Chicago Public Schools.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools officials would have you think the financial catastrophe they face can be entirely blamed on a scapegoat named Springfield.
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday laid out $200 million in cuts to staff and programs he said Chicago Public Schools needs to make after fulfilling a $634 million payment to the teachers pension fund.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel directed Chicago Public Schools to meet Tuesday's deadline for a $634 million contribution to Chicago's teachers retirement fund but warned making the state-mandated payment would lead the cash-strapped district to make classroom cuts ahead of the new school year.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday 1,400 jobs will be "impacted" after Illinois lawmakers failed to provide relief and the financially struggling district had to borrow money to make a $634 million contribution to its teacher pension funds. Show More Summary
"CPS could not make the payment and keep cuts away from the classroom, so while school will start on time, our classrooms will be impacted." [ more › ]
Did Rahm find a money tree? Mayor Rahm Emanuel directed Chicago Public Schools to meet Tuesday's deadline for a $634 million contribution to Chicago's teachers retirement fund but warned making the state-mandated payment would lead the...Show More Summary
The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) made its full teachers' pension payment on Tuesday ahead of a midnight deadline, saying the move will require $200 million in spending cuts, according to a school official. Illinois law mandated a $634...Show More Summary
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton on Tuesday proposed legislation aimed at providing pension funding relief for the Chicago Public Schools, while meeting Governor Bruce Rauner's call for a local property tax freeze. The bill,Show More Summary
Chicago Public Schools made a massive contribution to the teachers pension fund Tuesday after efforts to postpone the $634 million payment failed in the state Legislature, but it was unclear what effects the move would have on the cash-strapped district heading into the new school year.
Facing a day of multiple deadlines, Illinois lawmakers return to the Capitol on Tuesday little closer to coming up with a new state budget or helping Chicago Public Schools deal with a deadline for a massive pension payment.
After being denied help in Springfield with the Chicago Public School system's monetary woes, the city approved a plan to borrow over $1 billion for the public schools. [ more › ]
After internal reports by the Chicago Public School System indicated that the city's schools are nearly broke, the city has turned to extreme measures to keep operations running. [ more › ]
After years of masking over a looming financial catastrophe, the Chicago Public Schools system has produced a report that says... CPS has spent years masking over a looming financial catastrophe.
Chicago homeowners on average will pay about $90 more in property taxes this year than last year, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced Thursday, with the increase driven in part by a tax hike for Chicago Public Schools.
A teacher now based in Chicago has written a devastating open letter to the Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, accusing the school district of failing to support a transgender woman teacher whom she believes was bullied into suicide by teacher’s aides at the school where she worked....
Vic draw inspiration from the Chicago Public School lunchlines him and his boys used to freestyle in for his latest joint. “CPS Lunch food was nasty. So is this record.” He ain’t lying. Produced by Doc da Mindbenda. Previously: Chris $pencer (Chris Crack & Vic Spencer) – Puck The Folice
Chicago Public Schools has its fair share of problems, and after the resignation of former CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett following questionable contracts and a federal investigation, Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association wants to...Show More Summary