If Mayor Rahm Emanuel got his way, "the era of big government as we know it" would come to a close at City Hall. "Efficiency" is the new buzz word-- and the measure by which Emanuel asked residents to assess his success as mayor.
Security cameras linked directly to police stations may be coming to 14 troubled Chicago high schools in a bid to create a safer atmosphere.Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard has proposed the $7 million strategy, following a pilot program at Fenger High School.Officials say misconduct, a
Groupon and the nation's third-largest school district are partnering for a new program aimed at providing school supplies for low income students.The Chicago-based daily deals site usually offers group coupons with heavy discounts on everything from teeth whitening to cheap eats.But starting Tuesda
Under a freshly inked contract, Chicago's new schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard will be expected to significantly boost graduation rates, increase test scores, and get more kindergartners and preschoolers to enroll in school. It's the first time a Chicago's schools CEO has been given a performanc