Chicago Teachers Union holds protest over funding
Amelia Hamilton | July 22, 2016|   0
The Chicago Teachers’ Union picketed outside of city hall earlier this week to demand more funding. The protest was a reaction to the recently-released Chicago Public Schools budget, which includes nominal per-student funding of $4,087. CTU is pushing for $5,000 per student. Read more here.    
Illinois diverts federal funds from teachers to pensions
Illinois diverts federal funds from teachers to pensions
Illinois News Network | July 21, 2016|   4
Illinois’ most impoverished school districts have lost millions of dollars to a scheme intended to shore up the state’s monumentally underfunded teacher pension reserve.
Friedrichs v. CTA: Case dead, but questions raised on teachers’ rights alive
Friedrichs v. CTA: Case dead, but questions raised on teachers’ rights alive
Heather Kays | July 07, 2016|   25
"The current doctrine simply is not sustainable. Government should not be able to force individuals to give money to ideas they disagree with, whether that be teachers unions or any other ideological organization."
Sun-Times: Everyone feeling the pain but teachers union
Amelia Hamilton | July 06, 2016|   8
The editorial board of the Chicago Sun-Times has some harsh words for the Chicago Teachers Union: It’s time to feel the pain. A new Illinois spending plan, the op-ed says, will have Illinois taxpayers and Chicago property taxpayers feeling the pain, and Gov. Bruce Rauner is already feeling it. “So, let’s see. Who has yet […]
Disaster deferred: Chicago schools to open on time
Amelia Hamilton | July 01, 2016|   0
"In the scheme of things," said Charles Burbridge, executive director of the Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund, "$12 million is not a grave issue. It's something that we'll work out."
Tammy Duckworth can’t escape legacy of mismanagement in VA system
Tammy Duckworth can’t escape legacy of mismanagement in VA system
M.D. Kittle | July 01, 2016|   29
The auditor’s finding criticized the Illinois VA for failing to study the health effects of hazardous materials.
Duckworth’s lawyers quickly settle VA retaliation lawsuit
Duckworth’s lawyers quickly settle VA retaliation lawsuit
M.D. Kittle | June 27, 2016|   3
“As the campaign continues, Rep. Duckworth will have to answer questions surrounding her pattern of ignoring VA whistleblowers,
Sound familiar? Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth accused of retaliation at VA
Sound familiar? Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth accused of retaliation at VA
M.D. Kittle | June 24, 2016|   39
“What is crystal clear is that Duckworth does not want the truth to come out."
Report criticizes Duckworth for wasting $5.2 million on failed VA marketing campaign
Report criticizes Duckworth for wasting $5.2 million on failed VA marketing campaign
M.D. Kittle | June 22, 2016|   113
Duckworth's office was found to have “inadequately managed and solicited contracts.”
Chicago rewriting Airbnb rules in advance of City Council vote
Chicago rewriting Airbnb rules in advance of City Council vote
Eric Boehm | June 21, 2016|   5
Airbnb hosts in Chicago say they don't know what to expect when the city council votes Tuesday on new regulations for short-term online rentals