Lori Lightfoot

Chicago chief’s firing again rattles confidence in force

CHICAGO — The unceremonious firing of Chicago's police superintendent just weeks before his retirement has rattled a department that, under his leader...
15:57 7 December 2021

Police chief firing puts spotlight on cops who let him go

CHICAGO — When fellow officers discovered Chicago’s police chief asleep behind the wheel of his running SUV, they did not conduct any sobriety tests a...
23:30 4 December 2021

Ex-chief says he didn’t intentionally ‘deceive’ anyone

CHICAGO — Ousted Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Tuesday that he didn’t “intentionally mislead or deceive” anyone about the mid-Octob...
20:12 3 December 2021

Chicago teachers approve contract deal that ended strike

CHICAGO — Chicago teachers on Friday approved the contract deal that ended an 11-day strike and includes pay raises, $35 million to enforce limits on ...
9:59 16 November 2021

Former Los Angeles police chief named interim in Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago's mayor on Friday named former Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck to serve as Chicago's interim police superintendent, a day afte...
16:15 8 November 2021

Strike-ending deal will shape Chicago schools for years

CHICAGO — Chicago teachers and more than 300,000 students affected by an 11-day strike returned to classrooms Friday and a tentative agreement that en...
18:52 1 November 2021

The Latest: Teachers pleased, relieved strike is over

CHICAGO — The Latest on Chicago Public Schools teachers' strike (all times local):
2:51 1 November 2021

Anxious students felt pinch amid Chicago teachers strike

CHICAGO — Deadlines that affected Chicago students and striking teachers loomed over efforts this week to resolve a walkout that canceled classes for ...
20:22 31 October 2021

Chicago teachers strike ends after 11 days without school

CHICAGO — Chicago teachers and the nation's third-largest school district reached a labor contract deal on Thursday, ending a strike that canceled 11 ...
19:12 31 October 2021

Chicago teachers ok tentative agreement but strike goes on

CHICAGO — Chicago's teachers union voted to approve a tentative contract agreement with city officials, Wednesday, but have refused to return to work ...
2:34 31 October 2021

Hackles rise as Chicago teachers strike drags into day 10

CHICAGO — Chicago's mayor on Tuesday accused leaders of the city's powerful teachers union of using its "political agenda" to hold up a contract agree...
2:27 30 October 2021

As teachers strike, Chicago mayor offers $838M deficit fix

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who's still trying to settle a nearly week-old teacher's strike, proposed a combination of debt refinancing, t...
19:09 23 October 2021