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In wake of Foxconn deal, Wisconsin and Illinois vie for jobs

24 Aug 2017

CHICAGO The pledge by Taiwan's Foxconn to build a $10 billion factory in southern Wisconsin has ignited cross-border competition with Illinois over which state’s residents will get the jobs created by the project.

Chicago teachers union eyes future security with charter merger

12 Aug 2017

CHICAGO After trying for years to stymie the growth of charter schools in Chicago, leaders of its public school teachers' union are seeking to enlist staff from charter schools in a bid to strengthen the union’s bargaining power and tap a new source of members’ fees.

Chicago schools budget counts on uncertain funding

11 Aug 2017

CHICAGO A fiscal 2018 budget unveiled on Friday by the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) depends on nearly $570 million in new money from the state and city that may not materialize or has not been identified.

Wisconsin won't break even on Foxconn plant incentives for 25 years: analysis

08 Aug 2017

Wisconsin is not projected to break even on a $3 billion incentive package for a proposed LCD screen plant by Taiwan's Foxconn for at least 25 years, a legislative analysis showed on Tuesday.

Chicago sues Trump administration over sanctuary city plan

07 Aug 2017

CHICAGO Chicago on Monday sued to prevent the Trump administration from enforcing new policies that would withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities that deny U.S. immigration officials access to local jails.

Chicago sues Trump administration over sanctuary city plan

07 Aug 2017

CHICAGO Chicago on Monday sued to prevent the Trump administration from enforcing new policies that would withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities that deny U.S. immigration officials access to local jails.

Critics of Wisconsin's proposed Foxconn plant voice concerns

04 Aug 2017

MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin's proposed $3 billion incentive package for a new LCD screen plant by Taiwan's Foxconn is in danger of being pushed through the state's Republican-controlled legislature too quickly, Democratic critics said on Thursday.

Needy Illinois schools face anxiety over looming state aid cutoff

03 Aug 2017

CHICAGO Illinois’ most financially distressed school districts appear capable of opening on schedule this month, but some may face shutdowns in September and possible bond-rating downgrades if $6.7 billion in state education funding remains frozen by a new round of political deadlock.

Needy Illinois schools face anxiety over looming state aid cutoff

02 Aug 2017

CHICAGO, Aug 2 Illinois’ most financially distressed school districts appear capable of opening on schedule this month, but some may face shutdowns in September and possible bond-rating downgrades if $6.7 billion in state education funding remains frozen by a new round of political deadlock.

Chicago Cubs give World Series ring to notorious fan Bartman

01 Aug 2017

CHICAGO The Chicago Cubs on Monday gave a diamond-encrusted ring celebrating their first World Series title in 108 years to a once-reviled fan blamed for costing the team its chance at a championship in 2003.

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