Now that Chicago Teachers Union members have ratified a new contract, CTU President Karen Lewis detailed what comes next for the union and Chicago Public Schools district.
"We will work with them to shore up their financial issues by promoting legislation that will adequately and equitably fund all of Illinois' schools," she said during a speech before the City Club of Chicago.
In discussing the vote results, Lewis said, "What I can tell you is that the level of distrust between the district, parents, educators and communities is still high, and will need a lot of work to repair these wounds."
Chicago teachers and staff at Passages Elementary Charter School in the Edgewater neighborhood voted to unionize Thursday, allowing the Chicago Alliance of Charter School Teachers and Staff (Chicago ACTS) to represent them.
Here's a rundown of some of the most recent endorsements that were announced in the races for the 8th and 10th congressional districts, 7th and 26th state House seats, and the controversial Cook County State's Attorney and Circuit Court Clerk posts.
Progress Illinois previews the Democratic primary race between Angelica Alfaro and Omar Aquino, who are competing for the Illinois Senate seat being vacated by retiring state Sen. William Delgado (D-Chicago).