Thursday, January 18, 2018
walkout

Chicago Teachers Walking Out On April 1st

No joke: Chicago teachers to walk out of classrooms April 1st Source - Ilnews.org Parents of Chicago Public School students may need to find a sitter on April 1. The Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted 486-124 on Wednesday in favor of a...

CPS Announces 3 Furlough Days for Employees

The unpaid days are expected to save the district $30 million, officials said. Source - NBC Chicago Chicago Public Schools announced Thursday that the district will furlough employees for three days this year. The unpaid days are expected to save the district...

Chicago Police Change Rules Of Engagement

Source: Annie Sweeney, Jeremy Gorner and Dan Hinkel Chicago police propose new use-of-force policies aimed at reducing controversies The Chicago Police Department, pressured by a U.S. Justice Department investigation and public outrage over police misconduct, has unveiled proposed policy changes aimed at cutting...
camera

Ex-Chicago Official to be Sentenced in Red-Light Camera Case

Source: NBC 5 Local Ex-Chicago Official to be Sentenced in Red-Light Camera Case A former Chicago transportation official is to be sentenced after he was convicted of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and gifts to steer more than...
computers

$15M Worth Of Illinois State Computers Have “Vanished”

How Thousands of Computers Bought With Your Money Have Disappeared Source - Phil Rogers of NBC 5 Chicago Computer experts say the state should be worried---very worried---about thousands of computers which no one can find. Tuesday, NBC5 Investigates showed how thousands of...
cps

CPS Slashes School Budgets By $46 Million

Source: DNA Info Chicago CPS Slashes School Budgets By $46 Million Halfway Through School Year Chicago Public Schools officials said Monday they would slash $46 million from schools' budgets as they scramble to fill the hole blown in the district's budget by...
violence

Chicago Sees Sharp Rise In Violence and Murder

Chicago’s staggering rise in gun violence and killings Source - Washington Post VIOLENCE - The Chicago Police Department has been under a national microscope since video footage, released last year, showed one of its officers firing more than a dozen bullets...
crime

Chicago Police Make Fewer Arrests As Crime Surges

Source: CBS Chicago Chicago Police Make Fewer Arrests As Crime Surges The following script is from “Crisis in Chicago,” which aired on Jan. 1, 2017. Bill Whitaker is the correspondent. Andrew Bast, Guy Campanile and Michael Radutzky, producers. The number of casualties...
rauner

Bruce Rauner May Block CPS Debt Offerings

Illinois governor eyes blocking Chicago school debt Source - Reuters Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said on Monday the state has the power to block any debt offerings by financially distressed school districts, including the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools (CPS), which has...
drugs

Sex Hormones And Painkillers Found In Treated Chicago Water

Chicago water: In public reports, city silent over sex hormones and painkillers found in treated drinking water Source: Michael Hawthorne - Chicago Tribune Annual water quality reports mailed to Chicagoans this month didn't say a word about sex hormones, painkillers or...

BREAKING NEWS

Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Entire Address Book

Source: The Intercept Hit App Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Entire Address Book Sarahah, an app that lets people sign up to receive anonymized, candid messages, has...