A look at the new school breakfast and lunch menus for Chicago Public Schools. The district awarded a $100 million contract to Philadelphia-based Aramark last spring to serve meals in more than 600 schools.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut the ribbon Thursday on a new high school in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, but the gleaming new facility contrasts sharply with the budget picture for the rest of the city’s neighborhood high schools.
Maxine Gladney has seen violence hit her schools, her community and her own family. As a janitor at a Chicago Public School, she worries that closing schools will make that violence even worse, leaving children without a safe haven.