1005, 2017

Emanuel says he’s ready to do ‘very difficult things’ to save CPS (Video)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he is prepared to do “some very difficult things” to keep the Chicago Public Schools afloat and aruged that the nearly-bankrupt school system is $596 million in the hole only because the state is Illinois’ “largest deadbeat.”

“I understand that the governor wants to blame Susana Mendoza, wants to blame […]

905, 2017

Let’s Help Pre-K Children Succeed, Not Expel Them: An Op-Ed by Diana Rauner

How can we expect to solve crime and poverty when we’re expelling preschoolers?

Across the nation, more than 5,000 pre-kindergarten students are expelled each year (as many as 6,500 in 2013-14), predisposing them to a number of risks including school failure, teen pregnancy, unemployment and violence. In Illinois, nearly three preschoolers are expelled for every 1,000 […]

805, 2017

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Posts EPA’s Deleted Climate Change Page

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s response to the Trump administration pulling down its website detailing information about climate change: putting up his own.

The new section of the City of Chicago’s website, launched this weekend, pulls data from the archived Environmental Protection Agency page, noting, “while this information may not be readily available on the agency’s webpage […]

505, 2017

Former Gov. Edgar: “Even a somewhat incompetent governor has more power than Mike Madigan.”

Former Gov. Jim Edgar, speaking on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus Thursday evening, said that House Speaker Michael Madigan is not the villain he’s often made out to be in the media and by his political opponents.

He should be “maligned a little bit” but the long serving speaker from Chicago has been “overly maligned,” […]