How to rescue pensions for Chicago’s City Hall and CPS

Chicago Tribune

In any rising crisis, there’s efficiency in proposing the most devastating, least workable solutions as early as possible: That allows discussions to migrate quickly toward more reasonable fixes before the crisis — here it’s the threatened implosion of public pensions for Chicago police, firefighters, teachers and other workers — reaches a terrible climax.

CTU Seeks to Tip Balance With New Political Org

Faced with what it sees as increasing pressure on public education and issues critical to its members, the Chicago Teachers Union has decided to wade directly into Chicago and Illinois politics with its own independent political organization.