President Obama and congressional leaders may be trying to cut the federal budget, but they’ve agreed to pour more than a half-billion dollars of new funds into Race to the Top, the president’s signature education program.
Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is offering a handful of specifics about what he'll accomplish in his first months on the job.In the first question of a 70-minute interview before an audience Wednesday night at the Field Museum, Emanuel was asked to set some benchmarks he'll no doubt be judged on l
Forrest Claypool has been picked to head the Chicago Transit Authority by the city's next mayor.Agenda item number one for the CTA, according to Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, is the agency's budget. He's pledging not to raise fares.
Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's second corruption trial begins Wednesday. And it's likely to once again put a lot of attention on Rahm Emanuel, now Chicago's mayor-elect.Emanuel was never called to testify last summer and has not been accused of wrongdoing.
Updated 12 p.m. April 19, 2011 Jean-Claude Brizard will be the new CEO of Chicago Public Schools. Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel announced the selection this morning of the Rochester schools superintendent.