The Chicago Teachers Union voted Sunday night to continue remote learning, defying the Chicago Public Schools district's plan to reopen schools Monday. Seventy-one percent of participating teachers' union members voted to continue teaching remotely despite the school district's plan to return K-8 students to classroom learning beginning Feb. 1. Teachers and staff had been askedContinue reading "Chicago Teachers Union Defies Reopening Plan"
The Chicago Teachers Union voted Sunday to defy the Chicago Public Schools reopening plan, meaning the hundreds of thousands of students who rely on public education in Chicago will continue to be denied the in-person learning services they desperately need.What are the details?Chicago Public Schools announced last month that pre-K and special needs students wouldContinue reading "Chicago Teachers Union votes to defy school reopening plan, potentially voiding union contract"
Far-left Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she wants bars and restaurants to reopen for indoor service "as quickly as possible," the Chicago Tribune reported. "I am very, very focused on getting our restaurants reopened. If we look at the various criteria that the state has set, we are meeting most if not all of those,"Continue reading "Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants bars, restaurants to reopen for indoor service 'as quickly as possible'"
A Chicago Teachers Union leader is facing a wave of backlash after bragging about being on a Caribbean vacation, while at the same time demanding that schools remain closed because it is too dangerous. Sarah Chambers, a member of the Chicago Teachers Union executive board and area vice president, boasted about a recent vacation toContinue reading "Chicago Teachers Union exec says it is too dangerous to open schools as she vacations at pool in the Caribbean"
An armed robber expected to walk into a cell phone store in Chicago and saunter off with wads of cold hard cash and merchandise, but little did he know there was also a gun owner ready to protect himself and others. An armed man reportedly attempted to rob a Metro by T-Mobile cell phone storeContinue reading "Armed man tries to rob Chicago cell phone store — gun owner with concealed carry ends him"
One Chicago-area hospital abruptly stopped administering the coronavirus vaccine to its staff after four employees experienced reactions upon receiving the vaccine.What are the details?Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville said that since administering the Pfizer COVID vaccine on Thursday, four staff members "experienced tingling and elevated heartrate shortly after the injection," WMAQ-TV reported.In response, theContinue reading "Chicago-area hospital abruptly halts administering COVID vaccine after multiple reactions in staff members"
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) has apologized and promised "full accountability" after the city attempted to block the airing of police body camera video earlier this week showing officers raiding the wrong home and holding an innocent woman handcuffed in the nude before realizing their mistake.What are the details?In Feb. 2019, Chicago police broke downContinue reading "Chicago mayor apologizes amid backlash after city tried to block release of video of police raid on innocent woman"
Newly released body-camera footage shows Chicago Police Department officers raiding the wrong home and handcuffing an innocent woman for 20 minutes while she was nude — before realizing their mistake. The police had the wrong address from an informant.City officials are under fire for making a last-ditch effort to block a local television station fromContinue reading "Chicago cops raid wrong home and handcuff innocent, naked woman. The city tried to keep video from being released."
In a since-deleted tweet, the Chicago Teachers Union decried reopening schools as sexist, racist, and misogynistic—despite mounting evidence that school closures have exacerbated racial inequality. The union, which represents over 25,000 Illinois teachers, faced backlash for tweeting that the "push to reopen schools is rooted in sexism, racism, and misogyny." Many pointed out that COVID-19 schoolContinue reading "Chicago Teachers Union Says Reopening Schools Is Racist"
Police-targeted shootings in Chicago spiked this year compared with 2019, according to Chicago Police Department data released Tuesday. Officers were shot at 71 times this year, compared with 18 incidents last year. From January through November 2020, 10 officers were struck by bullets, whereas 3 officers were hit in the same time period last year.Continue reading "Chicago Sees Massive Spike in Police-Targeted Shootings"