Heather Cherone

Author
The project, if greenlighted, would transform a shuttered Logan Square elementary school that has been vacant since it was one of nearly 50 schools closed in 2013.
The issue of affordable housing surfaced several times in public discourse during the 11-day Chicago teachers strike, with the union asking for housing assistance for teachers and families as well as a broader plan on the issue.
Chicago has been here before, with a seven-day strike in 2012. Four years later, a last-minute settlement averted another full-fledged walkout. In some ways, 2019 has echoes of 2012 and 2016. But in other ways, events could play out differently. How can Lightfoot avoid previous pitfalls? We take a look.
The council members are asking for a public hearing with Department of Family and Support Services Commissioner Lisa Morrison Butler, who reportedly has been meeting privately with small groups of aldermen to hear concerns.