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CTU members door-knock to connect families with COVID shots, as Lightfoot resists 80% targets for student vaccinations

Lightfoot’s CPS team has not yet committed to the kind of grassroots outreach needed to maximize vaccination access in hard-hit communities, which have suffered from segregation, disinvestment and inequity for decades. 3:30 p.m., Wed., July 14: press conference with...

Mayor Lightfoot’s appointed Board of Ed rejects ending racist school policies

The mayor’s handpicked school board refuses to address or remedy persistent discriminatory policies that target Black and Brown schools and educators for layoffs, closures and termination. CHICAGO, April 8, 2021—A federal judge has set a date of June 8 for a...

Judge to set trial date in case charging CPS with racial discrimination in school turnarounds

Lightfoot, who once defended investment firm Merrill Lynch against discrimination charges, has opportunity to address and remedy persistent racism in the school district that she leads. 1:30 p.m. Thurs., April 8: Virtual hearing on trial date, settlement conference....