Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is one of seven individuals who have filed state and federal lawsuits in an effort to win an elected school board in Chicago.
Earned paid sick leave will soon become a reality for all workers in Cook County.
A coalition of Chicago parents and community groups is backing the Chicago Teachers Union's decision to strike next Tuesday if the union and school district fail to reach a contract agreement by then.
A federal immigration agency has reversed its denial of a deferred action renewal request for an undocumented Chicago woman and activist.
A proposal designed to protect immigrants from threats by police and other city employees based on their race or immigration status is moving forward in the City Council.
The Chicago Teachers Union's governing body approved an October 11 strike date Wednesday, putting the union one step closer toward its second walkout since 2012.
"If we cannot reach an agreement by then, we will withhold our labor," CTU President Karen Lewis told reporters Wednesday evening after a special meeting of the union's House of Delegates.
CTU and school district officials have yet to agree on a new labor contract to replace the one that expired in June 2015.
The Chicago Public Schools system is reporting a nearly 14,000 drop in enrollment over the last year.
The Chicago Teachers Union has voted to authorize a strike.
Chicagoans will rally downtown Thursday afternoon as part of a national Renters' Day of Action.