Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel rolled out his second-term education agenda Thursday at an invite-only speech, saying he wants to expand the number of full-day preschool classrooms and increase the Chicago Public Schools' graduation rate to 85 percent.
President Barack Obama wants two years of community college to be free "for everybody who is willing to work for it" as part of a proposal he will discuss in a speech Friday at Pellissippi State Community College in Tennessee.
In a win for fast food workers, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued complaints alleging labor law violations against McDonald's USA and several of its franchisees on Friday, naming them as a "joint employer."
Chicago mayoral candidate and progressive Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) is puting a spotlight on the controversial, mayor-backed $55 million tax increment financing project for a new Marriott hotel near McCormick Place.