[Not Ready to Return] CPS teacher discovers purifier not installed appropriately

[Not Ready to Return] Chicago Public School teacher discovers after being back in school for 3 weeks and running her purifier nonstop, wanted to check how dirty the filter was and discovered that the filter . . .

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Chicago Public School teacher discovers after being back in school for 3 weeks and running her purifier nonstop, wanted to check how dirty the filter was and discovered that the filter was not properly set up. Whoever installed this air purifier in the room didn't even bother to take the plastic off the filter.

[ US Department of Education ] Early Education Department Appointees Have Links to Jill Biden, Teachers’ Unions

[ US Department of Education ] Early Education Department Appointees Have Links to Jill Biden, Teachers’ Unions

By Andrew Ujifusa — January 22, 2021 4 min read
edweek.org

President Joe Biden’s administration . . .

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden hug as they arrive at the North Portico of the White House on inauguration day.
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Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President of USA; Kamala Harris 1st ever woman US Vice-President

Full transcript of Joe Biden's inauguration speech

January 20, 2021

Chief Justice Roberts, Vice-President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice-President Pence. My distinguished guests, my fellow Americans.

This is America's . . .

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CTU delegates pass resolution authorizing Jan. 25 remote learning continuation

CTU delegates pass resolution authorizing Jan. 25 remote learning continuation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 20, 2021

CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2021—More than 80 percent of the Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates — the . . .

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Muhammad Ali - Born: January 17, 1942



Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer, activist, entertainer and philanthropist. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th century and as . . .

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[Never Forget] Man of Peace was Locked-Up and Assassinated

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COVID cases in Chicago public schools since January 4th 2021

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Car Picket @ Union Park, 9AM Friday January 15, 2021

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Diversity is Our Strength and Our Protection

Diversity is Our Strength and Our Protection
By Justin Kerr @ www.mckinleypark.news

One of the many reasons to love the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago is the natural protection afforded against hatred and . . .

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[COVID Chicago Schools] Locked out educators to teach from CPS board president’s lawn, joined by rank and file still teaching remotely @ 7am Wed 1/13 morning -> 2218 N. Lamon, Chicago

[COVID Chicago Schools] Locked out educators to teach from CPS board president’s lawn, joined by rank and file still teaching remotely @ 7am Wed 1/13 morning -> 2218 N. Lamon, Chicago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: . . .

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[Breaking News] Chicago Teachers Union notches huge victory in bid to expand bargaining power

Illinois Senators voted to repeal a section of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act that limited issues CTU could bargain over. It now heads to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk, although the governor has not said . . .

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Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Stacy Davis Gates and CTU President Jesse Sharkey lead thousands of striking union members on a march through the Loop last fall. The union just won a huge victory in Springfield expanding its bargaining power. Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

[Corruption & Politics] Illinois House speaker 'suspends' campaign for retention Mon, January 11, 2021, 11:49 AM CST SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Monday he would suspend his campaign for a 19th term in the leadership post amid fading support from fellow Demo



Illinois House speaker 'suspends' campaign for retention

Mon, January 11, 2021, 11:49 AM CST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Monday he would suspend his campaign . . .

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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2021, file photo, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan walks on the floor as the Illinois House of Representatives convenes at the Bank of Springfield Center, in Springfield, Ill. Speaker Madigan on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, said he was “suspending” his campaign for a 19th term in the leadership post. Madigan, the longest-serving leader of a legislative body in U.S. history, issued a statement that began, “This is not a withdrawal.” But it urged House Democrats to “work to find someone, other than me, to get 60 votes for speaker.” (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP File)

'...More people are coming to see this conflict as an issue of popular democracy versus bankers’ rule...' Analysis in 1980 showed how corporations in Chicago refused to pay taxes, then created the 'Shock Doctrine' effect that forced the School Finance Authority on CPS for nearly 30 years

[Reprint from April 25, 2012] as our country becomes more polarized and now more violent in our political ideologies it might be good to see who is really pulling the strings and who is instigating . . .

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Chicago venture capitalist Martin Koldyke (above, speaking at Sherman Elementary School on January 31, 2008) served as the last chairman of the Chicago School Finance Authority. The SFA was transmongrified into the

[Public Notice] Stay-at-Home Advisory Amended, Re-Issued and Effective: January 10, 2021

Official Advisory from the Mayor of the City of Chicago
Stay-at-Home Advisory
Additional COVID-19 Alerts and Regulations
Amended, Re-Issued and Effective: January 10, 2021

https://www.chicago.gov/content/dam/city/sites/covid/health-orders/2021.1.10_Stay%20at%20home%20advisory_v1.pdf

WHEREAS, The City of Chicago continues to . . .

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Official Advisory from the Mayor of the City of Chicago
<br />Stay-at-Home Advisory
<br />Additional COVID-19 Alerts and Regulations
<br />Amended, Re-Issued and Effective: January 10, 2021

Potential repeal of key education law could throw wrench into CPS reopening plan

[Illinois Amendatory Act] Potential repeal of key education law could throw wrench into CPS reopening plan ... 25-year-old, one-page section of an Illinois law governing educational labor that limits the Chicago Teachers Union’s bargaining rights . . .

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Betsy DeVos, education secretary, resigns

Betsy DeVos, education secretary, is the second cabinet member to resign.

By Erica L. Green and Chris Cameron
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/us/politics/betsy-devos-resigns.amp.html


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigned on Thursday, after the violence at the . . .

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigned on Thursday, after the violence at the Capitol.Credit...Nicholas Kamm/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

A Grievance has Many Ways to Define a Win, even an Apology

I had an issue with a manager repeatedly berating and insulting me. They mocked my feelings when I asked to be treated with respect. I was then assigned to the least desirable tasks ...
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Decision Desk HQ projects Democrats to take control of the Senate

Decision Desk HQ projects Democrats to take control of the Senate (50D-50R) with VP Kamala Harris casting the tie breaking vote.

Jon Ossoff & Reverend Raphael Warnock projected winners

Called at 2:14AM EST . . .

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Decision Desk HQ projects Democrats to take control of the Senate (50D-50R) with VP Kamala Harris casting the tie breaking vote.
<br />Jon Ossoff & Reverend Raphael Warnock projected winners
<br />Called at 2:14AM EST 01.06.21

The greatest risk for spreading the virus comes when people gather indoors with limited airflow


Governor JB Pritzker form a Facebook post today:

Governor JB Pritzker It's a new year, so let's have new motivation to protect ourselves and others.

The greatest risk for spreading the virus . . .

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The greatest risk for spreading the virus comes when people gather indoors with limited airflow.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is a critical component of the U.S. strategy to reduce COVID-19-related illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths.

Easy access to COVID-19 vaccines is equally important. The Centers for Disease Control . . .

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A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is a critical component of the U.S. strategy to reduce COVID-19-related illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths.
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<br />Easy access to COVID-19 vaccines is equally important. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with public health departments, health care providers, and other partners to make sure people can easily get
<br />a COVID-19 vaccine and that cost is not a barrier. Within Illinois, the CDC recognizes the state and the city of Chicago as separate jurisdictions for the distribution of vaccine. Both Illinois and Chicago, however, are collaborating to ensure that vaccines are delivered and available in accordance with the CDC guidelines and recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)