As anger grows over change in reporting on COVID cases, CPS has no immediate plans to reverse course
CPS last month shifted to only reporting cases at individual schools that were confirmed by contact tracers instead of all reported cases.
The Federal Reserve is gearing up to raise interest rates after inflation hit a 40-year high, sparking fears in Wall Street about what these steps will mean for the economy.
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Pritzker vetoed a bill giving staff at public schools paid time off for COVID-19 related absences. He wants to limit leave to vaccinated staff.
New data show about 53% of high schoolers are vaccinated. Use WBEZ’s tool to look up vaccinations rates for your Chicago school.
January is the first month since July 2021 that more than 36 million families did not receive money from the expanded child tax credit. For some, the consequences are dire.
Without a compromise map nailed down, Chicago aldermen have been sitting through a sparsely attended series of public input hearings. But the once-a-decade process appears stalled.
One of the Chicago area’s best-kept secrets has made it out into the world thanks to the New York Times’ list of 52 “Places for a Changed World.”
The city’s Police Board rejected a recommendation to fire officer Luigi Sarli despite finding that he wrongly shot at a vehicle.
The proposal has been beset with criticism, most recently from civil rights attorneys. It gets a City Council hearing Friday.
Arguments aired Wednesday focused on a $220,000 campaign expenditure by former Ald. Danny Solis, a government mole, for his attorneys.