The Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund (CTPF) paid out $1.5 billion last fiscal year, mostly on benefits to retirees. But it only earned $7.8 million on its investments, according to a filing it made with the Illinois Department of Insurance.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel needs to go back to the chalkboard and map out a better way of improving public education than holding high school diplomas hostage, a political writer said on a radio talk show recently.
Bringing food, flowers and family fun to area residents, Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will debut its rebranded “Chicago City Markets presented by Country Financial” at multiple downtown venues beginning in May.
A video recently posted to YouTube might have added fuel to the fire already putting heat on 45th Ward Alderman John Arena, who is mired in controversy over his support of a plan for additional subsidized housing in Jefferson Park.
An incoming class of only 86 freshman in 2016 has Chicago State University (CSU) trustees and administrators considering a variety of ways to increase enrollment, including the surprising proposal to start a Division I football program at the financially troubled school.
The city council recently gave the official go-ahead for the development of a $42.5 million commercial project in the West Side’s North Lawndale area, nearby the Loop, UI and other major local points of interest.
Chicago Alderman Brendan Reilly (42nd Ward) allegedly
is employing a registered lobbyist who represents some of the biggest and most powerful real estate developers in the city as his chief of staff -- a conflict of interest that would skirt legal and ethical guidelines, Faisal Khan, who investigated the matter for watchdog group Project Six, alleges.
Prompt pickups and professionalism have earned one local cab driver — singled out by popular vote from among 12 finalists — a prestigious title, a free medallion and a chance to continue excellent service in the Chicagoland area.
Hurricane Matthew yielded more than just storm damage, as
Illinois recently agreed to accept a group of needy children who took
flight from Florida conditions, with approximately 75 unaccompanied minors headed to the Land of Lincoln.
A half-dozen community-based groups will obtain the region’s first Healthy Chicago community seed grants as a result of a joint collaboration between two municipal agencies, the Chicago Department of Public Health announced recently.
In addition to existing connections between Mexican and other Latin American centers, the Interjet airline company will provide two daily nonstop flights between Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and Chicago’s O’Hare (ORD) starting Nov. 17.