The December 2019 Issue of Substance

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We were forced to suspend subscriptions to our print edition a year ago, and after wishing we could get back into print have finally admitted that we can only continue as an online publication. Therefore, readers can no longer subscribe to Substance on paper, but those who wish to donate will be thanked.

Stories about Substance editor George N. Schmidt on Oct. 2018 Substance homepage

Dozens of stories about editor George N. Schmidt, who died on Sept. 17, 2018, are published on the October 2018 Substance News homepage. Stories about George’s personal life appear on the left column of . . .


Post-strike, CTU emphasizes contract enforcement: Report on the Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates meeting on Dec. 4, 2019

Because I stopped CTU President Jesse Sharkey to ask him a question, the meeting started a bit lat, at 4:20 p.m., with the traditional, pre-meeting Question and Answer period.

The Oglesby school delegate asked . . .


Substance holiday open house and book give away

Substance staff members and friends are invited to a holiday open house and book give away on Dec. 23, 2 - 6 p.m., at the Schmidt home. Substance founder and editor George Schmidt (1946-2018) was . . .


We were forced to suspend subscriptions to our print edition a year ago, and after wishing we could get back into print have finally admitted that we can only continue as an online publication. Therefore, readers can no longer subscribe to Substance on paper, but those who wish to donate will be thanked.

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