Tag Archives: Lauren FitzPatrick

CN May 4 2017

CPS is enduring yet another of its “how-can-we keep-going-without-a-huge cash-infusion crises, except that, instead of its usual fall timing, this is a separate crisis just to figure out how it’ll finish the school year. The total amount needed this time? … Continue reading

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CN June 9 2016

  How to make sense out of the catastrophic mess in Springfield. Well, the Tribune’s Kim Geiger takes a stab at it. She tells us, shockingly, that it’s politics. “This is a Democratic presidential year,” she reminds us. “Down- ballot … Continue reading

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CN June 25, 2015

At last night’s CPS meeting, the Board voted to borrow more than a billion dollars to keep the schools operating another year. But about 24 hours earlier pretty much nobody knew this was the plan. How did this happen? “I … Continue reading

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CN Oct 9, 2014

As the February municipal elections  get closer, we ask our panel: Will Mayor Emanuel emphasize his accomplishments in education? Will he run on his record? We begin our conversation with the latest enrollment numbers, and they’re not looking good. Wendy … Continue reading

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CN June 27, 2013

Does CPS really have to cut one billion dollars from its budget this year? Here’s how Greg Hinz (Crain’s) sees it, starting with Mayor Emanuel: “His school team is stumbling and bumbling and in my opinion not being completely honest … Continue reading

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