Chicago's City Council officially confirmed Garry McCarthy as the new police superintendent on Wednesday.McCarthy comes to Chicago from Newark, New Jersey, where he headed up the police department there.
Two Chicago aldermen say they want random drug testing for all city employees.14th Ward Alderman Edward Burke and 40th Ward Alderman Patrick O'Connor proposed legislation that would mandate random screening.
Jean-Claude Brizard, the new head of Chicago’s schools, kicks off a listening tour Thursday to hear from teachers and students. It's his first official day as CEO, though Brizard has been working on a pro-bono basis for more than a week.The board of education—former Mayor Richard Daley’s board
Changes to teacher tenure and strike rules sought by education advocates and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel stayed on track Wednesday, following a hearing in Springfield to address lingering concerns.Clean-up language to Senate Bill 7 passed the Senate Education Committee and is headed back to both cham
The financial arm of General Electric is announcing plans to bring 1,000 jobs to Chicago.At a press conference with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday, officials from GE Capital said the expansion will nearly double the company's presence in the city.