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The tension around taking on debt and the pension payment was the crux of a month-long delay of the school system’s budget proposal, which came out Wednesday.
An automated ticketing program targeting drivers who block bus lanes, bike lanes, crosswalks or loading zones downtown has been delayed until the fall, the city said. Every offending driver gets one warning notice before being ticketed.
If this budget passes the Board of Education on July 25, another deficit is expected later this year once the school district reaches a contract deal with the Chicago Teachers Union.
Illinois Republicans prepare to celebrate Trump’s nomination as recent infighting has mired the state party.
Students admitted to a CPS elementary gifted program based on this test are three times more likely to get into a coveted CPS’ selective high school, a WBEZ analysis finds.
Chicago slightly grew a youth jobs program this summer, including hiring 100 people to learn conflict resolution and relationship building.
It’s a remarkable turnaround in a case that once seemed like a slam-dunk for the feds. Jurors in May 2023 convicted the four defendants of every count for which they’d been charged.
Inspector General Deborah Witzburg said officers tied to extremist groups “are dishonoring the badge.”
Prosecutors have no plan to file a revised indictment against the disgraced former Illinois House speaker.
A student’s elementary school is a key predictor of who gets into a test-in high school, WBEZ found. Students from mostly low-income and Black neighborhood schools rarely get into these high schools.
CPS plans to release its budget this week after a month’s delay. Sources say much of the discussion focused on a large pension payment CPS wanted the city to resume paying.
Most law enforcement agencies do not track transgender homicides, but researchers have recorded over 300 transgender people murdered nationwide between 2010 and 2021.
After helping elect one of their own to the mayor’s office, CTU is now at odds with the previous mayor’s pick to lead CPS – calling him a “Lightfoot leftover.”
The common message of Thursday’s parade and a remembrance ceremony was one of strength, resilience and unity.
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