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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Faced with major changes to their health insurance benefits, more than 500 Memphis police officers called in sick Wednesday for the second consecutive day to protest cuts aimed at helping buttress the city's troubled pension program in a showdown that reflects wider str…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest teachers' union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, accompanied by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, trumpeted figures showing the latest public school year was the safest for students in the last seven years.
CHICAGO (AP) — An influential teacher's union has endorsed Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for re-election over Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur).
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CHICAGO | First it was allegations of nursing home resident neglect. Then an admitted serial fraudster on a retirement funds board. Now it's companies outsourcing jobs overseas.
CHICAGO | After weeks of focusing on Illinois' mammoth financial problems, the governor's race turned to the issue of same-sex marriage Monday as gay couples took vows under the state's new law.
FLOSSMOOR | The month of May offers several community fine arts events featuring Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School students. The campus is at 999 Kedzie Ave. For more information, call or click: hfhighschool.org, (708) 799-3000.
CHICAGO | Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner held little back in their first meeting of the 2014 campaign, with Rauner telling an influential teachers union that Quinn has broken his promises on issues from school funding to taxes, and the governor calling his …
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | State lawmakers on Tuesday approved Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal for overhauling two city pension programs that officials say could otherwise be out of money in little more than a decade.
CHICAGO | Rahm Emanuel has been a force in politics — the mastermind behind a Democratic takeover of Congress, dealmaker in two White Houses and now the hard-charging mayor intent on fixing what ails the nation's third-largest city, no matter whom he ticks off in the process.
SPRINGFIELD | A fast-tracked plan to overhaul two Chicago city-pension programs slowed in the Illinois House Thursday, as nervous lawmakers said they fear backlash for a massive property-tax increase even if they don't directly approve it.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Less than 48 hours after it was proposed, an Illinois House committee gave quick approval Wednesday to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to fix two underfunded Chicago pension systems in part by levying a massive property tax increase.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan for fixing part of the nation's worst municipal pension crisis is now in the hands of state lawmakers — and it's likely just the first of many from cities across the state seeking legislative help for their employee retirement funds.
CHICAGO | The Republican primary battle for Illinois governor is coming to a close after an unusual campaign featuring unprecedented involvement by labor unions, allegations of sexual harassment and a millionaire who sunk more money into his campaign than any candidate seeking a gubernatoria…
CHICAGO | Bruce Rauner's wealth has been an underlying theme throughout the campaign for Illinois governor, from his choice of wristwatch to critics' questions about his business dealings to rivals accusing him of trying to "buy" the GOP nomination with more than $6 million of his own money …
CHICAGO | The four Republicans running for governor don't completely agree on perhaps the biggest financial decision looming over Illinois residents' pocketbooks — whether to extend the state's temporary income tax hike.
Hours after a poll last week showed super-rich, Carhartt-wearing political newcomer Bruce Rauner with support from 40 percent of the respondents, the state's largest employee union announced it was getting behind one of his opponents, state Sen. Kirk Dillard.
SPRINGFIELD | Four months ago, state Rep. Christian Mitchell made a tough vote in favor of Illinois' landmark state pension overhaul. Now he's facing the repercussions.
CHICAGO | A major union's endorsement became a central focus of a debate between the Republican candidates for Illinois governor on Wednesday, prompting questions about the contenders' GOP credentials, accusations of "selling out" taxpayers and pointed exchanges over the role of organized la…
There have been two winds blowing at public education over the last several weeks. The first has been the very cold and snowy wind, which have caused many schools to delay or cancel schools. This decision, never an easy one, has been made by superintendents across Northwest Indiana to keep s…
CHICAGO | Trailing in money and attention in the Illinois governor's race, Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady say they're not worried. They've been here before.
For a man who probably would be better off if voters just forgot about his recent problems, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford again shined a spotlight on his own campaign woes during a debate in Springfield on Tuesday.
UNION TOWNSHIP | Ten of the area's best student spellers have clinched a spot at the Kankakee Valley REMC Final Spelling Bee on March 8.
The state is giving local school districts a variety of options for snow makeup days.
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