Chicago Public Schools wants to discipline teachers who it says misled parents on in-person school. Teachers say this is about silencing them.
Prosecutors say Roberto Caldero bribed former Ald. Danny Solis and a public schools official in connection with a janitorial deal. Indictments also dropped on ex-Illinois legislator Eddie Acevedo and his sons, who have ties to ComEd.
The site would be able to vaccinate up to 6,000 people a day, a source says, with a focus on Black and brown communities and additional vaccine from the feds.
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The City Council approved a $3.5 million contract with the university on Wednesday as variant testing lags.
A fight over how Mayor Lori Lightfoot spends federal pandemic aid prompted an abrupt end to Wednesday’s City Council meeting, with no vote on the measure.
Serious eater Monica Eng makes a semi-serious case for why the sweet steak should be considered the “most Chicago” sandwich.
The process of trying to get vaccinated can be confusing. A new platform from the federal government and private sector partners makes it easier to find a provider where you live.
After nearly a year without jury trials, prospective jurors are being sent summonses along with details on COVID-19 precautions.
From daily student check-ins, in-person learning hubs and a quality-over-quantity mentality, teachers say virtual learning can be improved.
“We need to put our foot down,” said Ald. Greg Mitchell, 7th Ward. “If we’re gonna do business with you, we need reciprocity.”
A recent study shows two-thirds of the tested temp agencies engaged in racial discrimination, mainly practices that disfavored Black job applicants.
Book critic Bethanne Patrick and professor Lisa Page, director of creative writing at George Washington University, join us to discuss this month’s book club pick.
After losing the speaker’s gavel and giving up his Illinois house seat, Michael Madigan gives up his chairmanship of the state’s Democratic party.