The Chicago Board Education unanimously approved Wednesday night to
close, phase out, or turnaround 17 academically struggling Chicago
A school slated for turnaround will see its entire staff – teachers, librarians, and principal – completely replaced.
said CPS’s decision targets a disproportionate number of schools whose
student populations are made up of predominantly low-income black and
Latino students. They warn that turnarounds will destabilize an already
fragile learning environment for these students.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the state's homeowners will see a collective $1.5 billion in the multi-state settlement reached between several attorneys general and the nation's top five mortgage lenders as a result of the robo-sogning scandal.
It’s been a great week for big banks and corporate giants -- and a bad week for consumers and ordinary citizens everywhere.
U.S. House passed a bill that cuts into the new Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau (CFPB), and here in Illinois,
Attorney General Lisa Madigan was named one of the main negotiators
working with big banks for immunity in civil courts over foreclosure law
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is headlining a fundraiser for
the advocacy group Campaign for Better Health Care in Chicago this evening. While Madigan is expected to discuss her push for consumer
protection in a soon-to-be established health exchange program, the AG
is also set to address the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as it is gradually
implemented in the state.
This comes as the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta heard oral arguments last week in a class action lawsuit against the ACA. The suit, State of
Florida v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, challenges the
constitutionality of the Obama administration's signature health care reform law.