There is a lot more work to do and many more Chicago entrepreneurs who are ready to succeed. Our challenge as a city is to continue thinking of ways that we can support them, because by helping more small businesses grow, in turn we will help more neighborhoods succeed all throughout the City of Chicago.
Focused commitment to address climate change is a challenge and an opportunity for the people of Illinois. Failure to make the necessary commitments is an unambiguous danger to our property, our health and safety and quality of life.
The following is an opinion piece written by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek: "You're looking for hope? This will be a short conversation!" That w...
Chicago taxpayers undoubtedly slept better this week after being reassured by former Board of Education President David Vitale that they got their money's worth from the now-infamous $20.5 million, no-bid contract between CPS and SUPES Academy.
No matter what motivated the city to issue tickets to food trucks at this intersection, one thing is clear: Chicago's food-truck rules make it difficult for these entrepreneurs to operate.
According to municipal audits and financial statements, Chicago Public Schools cannot make their pension payments and meet payroll this year while covering their monthly bills.
This morning, for the first time ever, Cassie wasn't alone. Walking next to her was Pope Francis. White robes reflecting the light of the coming dawn. Just the Pope and Cassie. How he got to Chicago, I don't know. Hard to believe.
Walk down the hallway of your school. Statistically, one out of every five students you walk by is living in poverty. And if you think you're exempt from this exercise, think again.
Five years ago, on September 15, 2010, a group of mothers began a sit-in at Whittier Elementary School in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. The mothers took this action only after trying unsuccessfully for years to get a library for their kids' school.
That in the city of Chicago in 2015 there are people who have been on hunger strike for nearly a month to simply have what their peers in the suburbs never even question -- an excellent, fully public school -- is heartbreaking and infuriating at the same time.
Jitu Brown and the Chicago activists have taken the fight to a new level. They insist that Chicago Public Schools engage with the communities they are there to serve. If CPS undertakes any further uncollaborative action, it risks not only a symbolic, but an actual, devastating response.
With $30 billion in unfunded pension liabilities and its municipal bonds rated as junk, a $500-million cash infusion is weak medicine for what ails Chicago, a panel of experts said at the City Club of Chicago panel discussion Tuesday.
House Speaker Michael Madigan last week made a statement that, when examined against recent events in Springfield, says a lot about the state budget s...
The stress that I and the rest of Chicago's teachers go through every day of the year to educate the children of this city that we love is not easy, but we do it because we know that our students matter. It is time for the politicians to do the same.
Two little girls crowd around Charles "Slim" Jones, who at 6'4 and 230 pounds hardly comes across as a "Slim." The girls, Jones's two daughters ages 4 and 2, barely reach his knee as he rifles through folders of paperwork, searching the details of a crime from more than 20 years ago.
One of the factors that could have contributed to this unfortunate state of affairs in state finances is the political fights that delay real solutions.