A Chicago Public Schools advisory council has determined that the district and Intrinsic Schools should withdraw a proposal to open a North Side charter school.
The Chicago City Council's Progressive Reform Caucus released a list of fiscal reforms the group would like to see implemented as a means to achieve "fairness for working families in the 2016 budget process."
Fitch Ratings downgraded the Chicago Board of Education credit rating to junk Monday afternoon.
Medicaid marks its 50th anniversary this week, and a new report examines the lifelong benefits the program has provided to some of Illinois' most vulnerable children.
The Illinois prison population dropped to a five-year low in May, according to a state Department of Corrections report.
An overhaul of the city of Chicago's Municipal Employees and Laborers pension funds is "unconstitutional and void," a Cook County Judge ruled Friday.
The Chicago Teachers Union has started an online petition as part of its boycott against Bank of America over controversial swap deals with the city and Chicago Public Schools.
The board of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is getting a new chairman.
As the state budget stalemate continues, the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty is fighting to keep Medicaid payments flowing to Cook County hospitals, some of which could soon be forced to shut down due to funding delays.