Chicago Teachers Union members are protesting Tuesday afternoon in solidarity with several thousand teachers in Mexico who were fired for going on strike against education reforms.
State legislation that would create an elected school board in Chicago has a new chief sponsor in the Illinois Senate.
Parents and education activists protested Wednesday morning outside Illinois Senate President John Cullerton's office, urging him to advance pending legislation for an elected Chicago school board.
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday pressed for passage of a "clean education funding bill" to ensure public schools "will receive state funding and open in the fall."
The Illinois Senate passed a bill Thursday that would send an additional $454 million to the state's struggling colleges, which are cash-strapped due to the ongoing budget impasse.
The 857 public school districts across Illinois have collectively accumulated nearly $20 billion in long-term debt, according to reporting by the Chicago Tribune.
The Illinois House passed legislation Thursday that would create an elected school board in Chicago.
A flurry of endorsements came down Monday as early voting began in Illinois and the candidates gear up for the March 15 primary.
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.
The Chicago chapter of Veterans for Peace is rolling out a billboard campaign Monday aimed at sparking a conversation about "the epidemic of militarization" in the city's schools.