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Daywatch: Lightfoot falls short on police reform, step into cicada season downstate and 32 Father’s Day specials

Good morning, Chicago. It’s been nearly a week since Illinois and the city fully reopened. In this new pandemic era in which fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks in most settings, a new version of mask shaming and blaming has broken out. The Tribune’s Darcel Rockett talked to experts about the moral questions surrounding masks. Speaking of reopening, the Chicago Bears announced ...
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Illinois House approves fully-elected Chicago school board

The Illinois statehouse has approved the creation of a fully-elected school board in the city of Chicago over the objections of Mayor Lori Lightfoot. House Bill 2908 passed 70 to 41 and will soon land on the desk of Governor J.B. Pritzker, who has been vocal in his support of the legislation and will sign it.
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Chicago inches toward elected school board after House vote

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago moved a step closer to having an elected school board under a measure approved Wednesday by the Illinois House. The House voted 70-41 on a plan that would phase out the current decades-old system where the mayor appoints seven board members and create a 21-member elected board by 2027. The plan, which has already won Senate approval, requires Gov. J.B. Pritzker's signature. The first-term Democrat has supported the idea.

Chicago Teachers Union statement on the passage of elected school board bill

CHICAGO, June 16, 2021 — The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement regarding today’s historic passage of HB2908, which gives Chicago public school students and families an elected representative school board:. Today’s vote represents the will of the people, and after more than a quarter of a century, moves...
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The Spin: Lightfoot calls for federal action following Englewood mass shooting | Will Illinois be first Midwest state to ban coal-burning plants? | New interim CPS chief named

As Chicago reeled from yet another mass shooting, this one Tuesday morning in the Englewood neighborhood, Mayor Lori Lightfoot called on the federal government to “step up” and help cities across America tackle gun violence. After extending her condolences to the families of the four people killed and the four others wounded, Lightfoot said what Chicago needs is a partnership with Washington ...

Was this really a lost year?

Testing companies, along with education administrators and politicians who have drunk the testing Kool-Aid, can’t stop talking about the “learning loss” of students this past year. “If you ask me about learning loss, I’ll tell you about students who are taking care of their siblings. I’ll talk to you about...
Chicago, ILMuscatine Journal

No movement on energy policy overhaul as Senate adjourns

CHICAGO (AP) — Legislators returned to Springfield to take up a massive overhaul of energy policy that includes a bailout for nuclear plants and closing coal-fired plants, but negotiations stalled Tuesday. Proposals on energy and an elected school board in Chicago are outstanding following a whirlwind legislative session that ended...