Even though additional state funding will help cover some of the Chicago Public School's deficit, CEO Ron Huberman is still asking the Chicago Teachers Union to give up its scheduled pay raise next year.
Tapes played at the Blagojevich corruption trial today showed
that former Governor Rod Blagojevich considered appointing both Oprah
Winfrey and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to President
Obama's vacant Senate seat. Judge James Zagel also denied a request from the denfense to access the FBI's report on their 2008 interview with then President-Elect Obama.
After conducting a review of the nearly 90,000 nominating petitions submitted, Democratic Cook
County Assessor candidate Joseph Berrios will not file an objection to
Forrest Claypool's independent bid.
Thanks to a "bump in state funds," Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman said today that high school classes will increase from 32 students to 33 -- rather than 35, as had been rumored. Huberman also announced that K-3th grade classrooms will return to 28 students and 4th-8th grade classrooms will max out at 31 students.