I challenge the charter school community to hold itself to a higher standard by taking on more high-needs students, shutting down its own struggling schools, and exporting the successes it has pioneered to school districts all across the state.
While the Compton Unified District scrambles to stop the parent's revolt, many of the parents who have been harassed by district employees are talking to the media.
A month after the city was rebuffed in its Olympics bid, the financial hand wringing has returned. The smokescreen Daley spread over the city's economic disasters for the IOC has dissipated.
The CTA doomsday budget, even if it doesn't come to pass, has done a great service by showing the city the inevitable future. Service has been trending downward for decades.
If Hynes ultimately were to become governor and enact his plan, the entire Illinois governing class would be exempt from an Illinois income tax increase. Oops.
Give me the disappointment of a world without freshly-baked Twinkies in exchange for wondering how the State of Illinois will keep all the poor people in food stamps next year.
For all the recent crowing from Metra about the transit agency's nifty new homepage, the site's online contact form limits written complaints to 500 characters. Not words. Characters.
The CTA president is leasing a car from the CTA to make sure he doesn't have to ride to work on his own agency's buses and trains. Are you kidding me?
Maybe CTA President Richard Rodriguez should spend less time driving to work and more time attending to the system that 1.5 million riders a day depend on to get around Chicago.
Paste the entire Northern Trust building with hundred dollar bills from the government. Employees and clients can grab a handful whenever they please.
Chicagoans, especially those growing numbers who ride the CTA to work and to school every day, recognize how rotten this decision is.
This is the burden of Chicago. The great paradox: we have a president-elect and a governor to evict.
Last week, the Chicago Urban League hosted a job fair at our Bronzeville offices in partnership with the Chicago Transit Authority to fill 300 part-time positions. More than 1,000 people showed up.
The CTA remains adamant that its continuous-rider policy is not aimed at homeless people. But the hypocrisy behind the agency's policy is brutally evident.
For a public agency in Chicago to threaten to throw homeless people out onto freezing streets in far-flung corners of the city without as much as caring whether they have the means to get to a shelter is unnecessary and cruel in equal measure.
The Chicago-Hawaii Cultural Exchange, in which citizens of the city of Big Shoulders can swap a year beside Lake Michigan for a year on the shores of Waikiki.