The administration, not the kids, will be the big winner from a new $10 million pilot program aimed at Chicago’s most vulnerable public schools, according to Heather MacDonald, a Manhattan Institute scholar who has written extensively on the nation’s public schools.
The Chicago Police Department (CPD) has organized a “Take Back the Streets” rally at 7 p.m. today on 49th and Cicero, a corner in Archer Heights that has neighbors on a crusade to rid it, and the entire block, of prostitutes and drug dealers.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) and Thrive Chicago to announce the City’s latest investments to advance the 10 recommendations announced at last year’s Thrive Opportunity Youth Summit to reconnect young people back to school and jobs.
A recent Illinois Office of Executive Inspector General (OEIG) investigation revealed that the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) hired a former Chicago police officer with a past criminal history of drug and gang-related federal convictions.
A veteran Chicago Police Officer told Chicago City Wire that recent moves by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to protect illegal immigrant criminals from being deported have made it even harder to serve and protect the crime-ridden city.
The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 7, the Chicago Police Department union, responded to projections estimating the Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago will require a taxpayer bailout to pay for retiree benefits in four years.
Without a taxpayer bailout, Chicago’s police pension fund won’t have enough money to pay benefits to retirees in 2021, according to a projection by Local Government Information Services (LGIS), which publishes Chicago City Wire.
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich learned earlier this month that, barring a surprise clemency, he’ll be in a federal prison until 2024. A.J. Bibbs? He’ll be eligible for parole on May 21, 2021, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC).
It costs Illinois municipalities $5 million to maintain park district police forces that cover areas already under the watchful eye of the regular police department, the Better Government Association reported recently.