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90% cut in lapsed educator license fee, 20% cut in PD requirement for renewal cycle

CTU Legislative and Policy Director Kurt Hilgendorf sent this legislative update to rank and file CTU members on Thursday, April 7, 2022. As you may know, the legislative session is set to end in Springfield on Friday, and we continue to move our bills through the...
Our early endorsements

Our early endorsements

The Chicago Teachers Union proudly announces its early endorsements for the 2022 election season for the candidates listed here. These endorsements were made after thorough screening by the CTU’s Political Action and Legislative committees, approval by the CTU’s Executive Board, and final ratification by the CTU House of Delegates.

The power of engaged members and coalitions: Legislature passes key paycheck protections, tighter school closure moratorium

The power of engaged members and coalitions: Legislature passes key paycheck protections, tighter school closure moratorium

Passing bills in the General Assembly is never easy — as our 10-year fight to win an elected school board shows — but it is an even harder lift during the two-week fall veto session. That is why I am thrilled to report success this year on three pieces of key legislation that your support and advocacy helped pass during the just-completed fall session.