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Chicago's budget gap seen jumping to $1 billion without pension fix

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago's preliminary budget gap is expected to fall next year but is on track to nearly triple in 2015 without pension reform, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Wednesday.Full story

Chicago police to test applicants in December

The Chicago Police Department announced Tuesday that it will be testing applicants in December — the first test since the force lowered the age at which people can apply and wear a badge. Full story

Chicago Public Schools suffers more losses

  Many Chicago Public School teachers and support staff recieved pink slips on Friday, in the latest in a string of losses for Chicago educators. Ed discusses with Asean Johnson, 9-year-old student, and Shoneice Reynolds.

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Rahm Emanuel, there’s a good reason people are mad at you

9-year-old activist saves Chicago school, dreams big

Chicago board approves largest school closing

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Chicago teachers lead three-day march in protest of historic school closings

Union sues Chicago, claims racism behind school closure plans

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  Rahm Emanuel dances at Robin Thicke concert

A new viral video shows the Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel getting down and shaking his hips at a Robin Thicke concert.

  The fight to block school closures is on

Ed recaps the Republicans' continuing attack on public education, from George W. Bush to Chris Christie, and finishes with the insight and bravery of the 9-year-old who stood up to the Mayor of Chicago over the closure of his school. Student and protester Asean Johnson joins Ed live at the Essence F

  Clinton: US aiding Syria ‘should be seen as a positive story’

Former President Bill Clinton joins Morning Joe to talk about “Too Small To Fail,” a youth education initiative that’s part of the Clinton Global Initiative. He also addresses the Obama administration’s response to recent news that chemical weapons have been used inside Syria. Chicago Mayor Rahm Ema

  Clinton offers advice to top business leaders

Bloomberg Businessweek’s Josh Tyrangiel talks about the issue’s latest cover story, which focuses on Bill Clinton’s advice on how to fix corporate America.

  Young Chicago activist wows school protests

Nine-year-old activist, Asean Johnson, joins MSNBC’s Alex Witt and shows that you can never be too young to stand-up for what you believe in.  The city of Chicago recently announced that it was closing 50 schools due to budget shortfalls and Asean made an impassioned appeal to stop his school from c

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Protesters march down LaSalle Street during a march and demonstration over a plan to close 54 Chicago Public Schools in Chicago's downtown Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett say the closings are necessary because too many CPS facilities are half-empty