Ninety percent of students affected would be African American, an action that would be another destabilizing blow to African American communities.
Prayers poured in from around the country for Jonylah Watkins, the six month-old baby girl who died this morning after being shot five times.
Hundreds of students, teachers, parents, staff members, and allies packed Chicago's Fuller Park Fieldhouse Thursday night.
In 1983, Washington won the Democratic mayoral primary and later was elected the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, serving from 1983 until his death in 1987.
Don't break our hearts, stop in the name of love; we can't have cuts to programs we depend upon.
TIFs - or Tax Increment Financing - is a method powerful financial interests have devised to divert public monies to private coffers.
CHICAGO- Teachers here will vote on Sunday, Sept. 16, whether to continue or end the weeklong strike. Some 800 elected union delegates met today and decided they needed to see - in writing - more details on the framework hammered out by negotiators.
Parents, students and community groups, whose pent up outrage at school privatization dictated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been unleashed by the strike, joined teachers on the picket lines.
On Aug. 15, Navy Pier here transformed into New York's Ellis Island - instead of seeing the Statue of Liberty welcome them, it was the Chicago skyline.
Chick-fil-A has maintained a sharp anti-gay stance, feeding millions of dollars into organizations that oppose same-sex marriage.