Chicago mayor hopes to lengthen school day
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving ahead with controversial plans for a longer school day. That would make Chicago an outlier, because a longer day costs more money -- which most districts don't have at the moment.
Is It Time to Stop Green-Lighting Red-Light Cameras?
The number of local red-light camera contracts awarded around the country has exploded, from 155 in 2005 to 689 last year. The pitch to install the cameras is that it’s a win-win for municipalities, simultaneously saving them money while making intersections safer. But as red-light cameras spread, so does the skepticism. For more than a year now, grassroots groups around the country have been trying to get red-light cameras removed from intersections, or to at least stop towns and counties from expanding red-light programs. This isn’t just a bunch of drivers annoyed that they got tickets either. The worst accusations claim that the cameras might, in fact, increase the number of accidents at traffic lights—read-end collisions in particular—and that the systems for awarding contracts and handing out tickets are corrupt to the core. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced that in June the city will be dropping its contract with Redflex, a Phoenix-based firm that operates 384 cameras ...
Chicago mayor asks banks to cut off gun makers
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday asked big banks to stop lending to gun makers as a way to pressure the industry to support tougher gun control laws.
Found more than 1 month ago on channel CNN Money
United States: Chicago Joins CFPB In Information-Sharing Partnership; City Takes Additional Measures - Foley & Lardner
In a first-of-its-kind partnership with a municipality, CFPB Director Richard Cordray and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel jointly announced a framework for sharing of information between the City and the CFPB.
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Mondaq
Chicago Mayor Emanuel To Present Proposed Budget
Chicago continues to wrestle with a massive budget gap and severely underfunded pensions. Fresh off a negotiating tussle with the city's teachers and a school strike, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday presents his proposed 2013 budget to the City Council.
Found more than 1 month ago on channel NPR
Chicago area school stages strike workaround
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 11:07 Scott Olson/Getty Images Teacher Jillian Connolly helps her daughter Mary study math problems while picketing outside of the William H.Wells Community High School on Sept. 10, 2012 in Chicago, Ill. Lake Forrest High School in suburban Chicago is fighting its own striking teachers by running the school without them. Marketplace for Monday, September 17, 2012 Kai Ryssdal: The teachers' strike in Chicago entered its second week this morning. A tentative deal failed to attract enough union support over the weekend. This afternoon, Mayor Rahm Emanuel wasn't able to convince a state court to declare the strike illegal and force teachers back to the classroom. There's another teachers' strike -- one that's getting a lot less attention in the well-to-do north Chicago suburb of Lake Forest. Today, the district took the unusual step of holding classes anyway. From the education desk at WYPR, Marketplace's Amy Scott reports. Amy Scott: Lake Forest High School teachers ...