Deadline In 2 Weeks But Still No Talks Between Mayor, Teachers

Deadline In 2 Weeks But Still No Talks Between Mayor, Teachers

The Chicago Teachers Union didn’t endorse Lori Lightfoot. But it seems like Mayor Lightfoot and the union have more in common than during the Emanuel days. With 2 weeks to go before the current contract runs out, how much will both sides be able to hammer out before it puts the start of the year in jeopardy?

Plus, the Field and MacArthur Foundations have teamed up to give away $700,000 in grants to the “Leaders For a New Chicago”. From artists to activists, the foundation is saying “thank you” to folks making a difference in the city, and helping to fund their ideas and projects. We talk to 3 of the winners about their work and what the money means to them.