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Waldorf School wants to move into shuttered Stewart Elementary building

Hyde Park trauma center or Obama library? Both are possible, residents say

Peterson Elementary principal resigns, headed for suburban school

Gale Academy, facing $310k budget cut, raising money for classroom books

Teachers union offers to compromise on pensions

Lindblom Math and Science principal honored with Golden Apple award

Lewis pushes on financial transaction tax to solve CTU pension woes

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis laid out Monday ways she thinks the city can raise money to pay off a massive retirement liability for CTU members.  

In focusing on revenue instead of cuts to workers’ pensions in order to deal with hundreds of millions of dollars in CTU retirement back payments, Lewis again sought to contrast herself with fierce political foe Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Board of Education. “The city does not have a pension crisis, it has a leadership crisis,” Lewis said, in a typically impassioned speech before the City Club of Chicago.


UI planning for background checks for all new employees

CPS plan includes money for Obama school, annexes to relieve crowding

City Colleges buildings to get energy retrofitting

The City Colleges of Chicago’s Dawson Technical Institute will receive a number of energy-saving infrastructure improvements over the next two years.

The training center for construction trades, located at the South Side Kennedy-King College campus, will get a new roof, HVAC units, and energy-efficient lighting upgrades.

On Thursday, the City Colleges Board awarded a two-year, $6.8 million contract for the work to Massachusetts-based Ameresco, Inc. Construction is expected to begin in May.