Illinois’ comeback story starts here.

Chicago school enrollment declines for 11th year

Chicago school enrollment declines for 11th year

A total of 82,000 fewer students attend Chicago Public Schools than a decade ago. Chicago Teachers Union President Stacey Davis Gates blames the city for more than a decade of declining enrollment.

By Dylan Sharkey

Ep. 54: Is the ‘teacher shortage’ a myth in Illinois?

Ep. 54: Is the ‘teacher shortage’ a myth in Illinois?

Nationwide, there is a broad, far-reaching narrative that there are not enough teachers and that the teacher shortage is a huge problem to be solved. What is the truth about Illinois? While some districts are struggling, the data from Illinois State Board of Elections show over the last decade, Illinois has 45,000 more teachers but...

The Rev. Phalese Binion

The Rev. Phalese Binion

“Amendment 1 is going to harm me personally because it will raise my property taxes. Taxes on my property are already astronomical."