Paul Vallas, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's running mate, talks with Progress Illinois about important issues at stake in the November gubernatorial election and his priorities for the lieutenant governor's office if elected.
A new University of Illinois report shows that last year's round of 50 Chicago public school closings has had a negative impact on both parents and students. Progress Illinois takes a closer look at the report's findings.
Despite passionate opposition from parents and community members, Chicago Public Schools officials are moving forward with plans to fire and replace all of Walter Q. Gresham Elementary's staff members.
The statewide Parent Mentor Program, which started in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood 19 years ago, graduated 582 parents on Tuesday. The parents tutored children daily this academic year in 67 Illinois schools.
Parents upset with the Chicago Public Schools' decision to turnaround Walter Q. Gresham Elementary reportedly had a meeting Tuesday evening with district CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and school board President David Vitale.
Ames Middle School supporters is calling on the Chicago Board of Education to halt any further action on converting the Logan Square school into a Marine-affiliated academy until after the March 18 primary election.
Logan Square parents and community members are launching their final push against Ames Middle School being turned into a "Marine-affiliated" school. The Chicago Board of Education signed off on the conversion plan last month.
Ames Middle School parents plan to deliver new petitions and ballots to the Chicago Board of Education Wednesday that students and the local community overwhelmingly oppose affiliating the school with the Marine Corps next year.