CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Teachers Union sued the nation's third-largest school district on Wednesday, saying a plan to close 54 schools this year discriminates against African-American children and those with disabilities. Full story
Visitors to the nation's third-largest city are usually spotted wandering the Magnificent Mile, snapping pictures of the Willis Tower and sampling Chicago-style deep dish pizza, but if some persistent Illinois lawmakers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel get their way, a glitzy casino would be on their agenda, Full story
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is amping up support for a Chicago casino by vowing that all revenue would go to city schools. Full story
Violence, corruption, education – what’s going on in the Windy City and can Mayor Rahm Emanuel turn things around? A New York Times essay says "Poor Chicago" but Lynn Sweet and Nick Bogert aren't so sure.
One brother is the Mayor of Chicago and former White House Chief of Staff, one is Hollywood’s most powerful agent, and the third is a bioethicist and former presidential policy advisor. Dr. Zeke Emanuel joins Alex Wagner and the NOW panel to discuss what it was like growing up in their family.
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel joins Morning Joe to discuss his new book "Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family," which looks at the life and careers of brothers Zeke, a bioethicist; Ari, a talent agent and Rahm, Mayor of Chicago.
On Thursday night, teachers, parents and students held a massive rally to protest the shutdown of 54 schools – the largest in U.S. history. Jesse Ruiz, the vice president of the Chicago Board of Education, discusses.
Former Gov. Ed Rendell discusses the dire financial straits U.S. cities and counties are facing and what can be done about it.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel smiles while attending U.S. President Barack Obama's election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel applauds during a MLB National League baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Illinois, April 8, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SPORT BASEBALL)
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel attends an election night rally in Chicago, Illinois, in this November 6, 2012 file photo. Chicago will close 54 schools and 61 school buildings by the beginning of the next academic year in the country's third-largest public school district, a move that union leaders call
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addresses a crowd of teachers and politicans during an event to bring physical activity back to schools, hosted by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation in Chicago, Illinois, February 28, 201