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CTU, SEIU, community allies to join Brandon Johnson in honoring MLK — and to advance Dr. King’s call for economic and social justice

CTU members will join fellow trade unionists, mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson and progressive champions from across the city at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 16 to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day. After the rally, which is being held at CTU headquarters at 1901 W. Carroll, participants will fan out for door-to-door canvasing, phone banking and more for progressive candidates — including Brandon — seeking election to City Hall in the February 28 election.

7A Mon., 12/19: Lightfoot ignores dangerous lead issues at South Side school while she drags on replacing lead water lines

While Mayor Lightfoot continues to drag on replacing dangerous lead water pipes for hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans, educators at a South Side school that serves a large number of special education students are scrambling to force Lightfoot’s CPS team to address serious lead paint risks in their school facility.

5P Tues: ‘Day of Dead’ action demands that Lightfoot address immigrant students’ urgent needs

5P Tues: ‘Day of Dead’ action demands that Lightfoot address immigrant students’ urgent needs

Influx of immigrant families in recent months has intensified inequity for Chicago’s public school students, communities – with shortages ranging from bilingual ed teachers to native language resources and culturally relevant curriculum.