Charter schools in Chicago expel students more frequently than other public schools in the district, according to new data released Tuesday by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) officials.
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL,10) has gained the endorsement of the Sierra Club, according to an announcement made Tuesday.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) is calling for an end to solitary confinement for juveniles, pregnant women and inmates with severe or persistent mental illness.
Teachers at Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy, located at at 2850 W. 24th Blvd., have announced plans to boycott the ISAT test, which is scheduled to be administered over eight days beginning March 3.
An audit released Tuesday states that a program meant to address violence in Chicago and Cook County was "hastily implemented" and, as a result, did not touch some of the highest-crime communities in the area.
The Illinois House's Revenue and Finance Committee passed a resolution Tuesday on the state's spending for 2015.
Groups representing state retirees are looking to consolidate four lawsuits filed against Illinois' new pension law.
U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL,7) says he is spearheading an effort to allow those in federal prison to possibly reduce their sentences.
Chicago Police Supt. Gerry McCarthy says he is "optimistic" about the effectiveness of quelling gang violence with house visits to the members' homes.