The Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives thinks the General Assembly could allow civil unions for gay couples.Democrat Michael Madigan gave his predictions about what might happen during the remainder of the fall veto session. "I just say that based on my conversations with man
In a move that could eventually expand dual language programs in Chicago Public Schools, the district announced Friday it plans to make learning a language a core part of its education program. If the new initiative takes hold, thousands of Chicago students from preschool through 12th grade cou
A non-partisan government watchdog group is opposing Chicago's 2011 fiscal year budget. The Civic Federation says it won't support the nearly $6.2 billion dollar budget because it doesn't address the city's structural deficit effectively.Laurence Msall is the group's president.