A coalition of union leaders is expected to meet with officials from the City of Chicago on Monday. The meeting comes after last week’s announcement by Mayor Emanuel that some 625 unionized employees may lose their jobs.
President Obama and congressional leaders met Tuesday in hopes of reaching a bipartisan agreement on the debt limit. This marks the group’s third meeting in as many days; there’s been little movement along party lines.
Updated at 10:57 a.m. on 4/15/11There are many annual rituals associated with Chicago Public Schools – like the first-day bell-ringing that welcomes students back. But a bigger event might be the district’s yearly estimate of a budget shortfall.
President Obama’s second State of the Union address stuck to tradition by highlighting the progress of the nation but many considered the tone of the gathering to be different – that a bipartisan, even conciliatory air prevailed.
The U.S. Senate is expected to take a procedural vote today on a deal to extend Bush-era tax cuts. The procedural vote would pave the way for a final vote on the package, possibly this week.Illinois U.S.
Community leaders from Chicago’s West Side are calling on Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to step up public policy to create permanent jobs for those employed by the Put Illinois to Work Program.The program was initially funded by federal stimulus money when it began nine months ago, but the money