Researchers are predicting the drop but stress lower enrollment could benefit the remaining students by allowing CPS to spend more per child.
Only one in 20 eligible kids under 5 in Illinois have received a first dose. That leaves pediatricians and child care providers trying to troubleshoot.
The mayor is allowed to increase property taxes automatically by 5% or the inflation rate, whichever is less. But with inflation at levels not seen in 40 years, Lightfoot had vowed to avoid seeking the full amount.
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The Democratic governor also called on more Republicans to speak out against the comments of his political rival Darren Bailey.
Bake sales organized by the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project have raised money for Illinois prisoners and the formerly incarcerated — and become a culinary crossroads for cottage bakers. The next one is Aug. 13.
King declared her candidacy for mayor the same way Lightfoot launched her uphill battle for a second term: by releasing a carefully-crafted campaign video.
Illinois workers would see boost in wages if a proposed constitutional amendment passes, study finds
Study says guaranteeing Illinois workers the “fundamental right” to collectively bargain would boost wages and improve working conditions.
The murder convictions were connected to a retired Chicago police detective accused of framing others who were sent to prison.
The mayor’s latest attempt to reclaim the police support that has abandoned her since her landslide victory in 2019 came during a graduation ceremony Tuesday.
Smith, who is under contract through the 2022 season, is staging a “hold-in” and attending practices without actually practicing until he gets an extension.
A Mississippi grand jury has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till from Chicago nearly 70 years ago.
Historian Shermann “Dilla” Thomas examines the late “Star Trek” actress’ local roots.
After the Highland Park shooting, officials are ‘really focused’ on rooftops along Bud Billiken Parade route, top cop says
Supt. David Brown said officials have ramped up discussions about “various aspects of security,” including the police resources at the country’s largest African American parade.
Iris Martinez says a female clerk was alone in the courtroom when an angry party to a case broke through a locked door on July 28.
Despite differences, police unions endorse Bailey for governor, because he backs officers ‘unlike any of the politicians in this state’
Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara endorsed Bailey — but later said no candidate is “going to check every single box that you agree with.”
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To combat rising prices, the state sales tax on school materials — including clothing — has been reduced from 6.25% to 1.25% through Aug. 14.
The state’s largest school district was surprisingly categorized Friday in the second tier of financial need — a move that comes with a corresponding drop in funding.
Seven months before smokestack’s botched implosion smothered Little Village in dust, Chicago city inspector issued dire warning
Of the steps that John Kryl urged his City Hall bosses be taken, “Not a single one of these things was done,” a community activist says.
As the Northalsted neighborhood prepped for Market Days, there was frustration over the public health response and concern about rehashing stigma experienced during the AIDS crisis.