A controversial bill that would place speed cameras around Chicago school zones is heading to the Illinois House for a full vote.State Rep. Dan Burke (D-Chicago) chairs the committee that voted Tuesday morning to send the bill to the full House.
Vacant properties received quite a bit of attention from the city of Chicago recently. This past July, the city passed an ordinance making banks and lenders responsible for the upkeep of empty buildings on their books.
With back-to-school time here, the League of Illinois Bicyclists is making a push to get more kids to bike to school.It cites data showing that the number of U.S. kids biking to school plummeted from 42 percent in 1969 to just 16 percent in 2001.
A published report says severance packages paid to superintendents have cost Illinois taxpayers millions of dollars over the last decade.The Chicago Tribune reports that school boards have given out six-figure separation checks, district-paid health care, cash for sick days and e
Between 400 and 450 public school teachers in Gary, Indiana, are facing unemployment this fall. The Gary Community School District mailed layoff notices to the teachers last week.Gary Teachers Union Local 4 President Carlos Tolliver said he was expecting some layoffs because the district is lik