| Sep 24, 2012
| 3:01 PM
They came to hear classical music, but all they got was crickets!
More than 2,000 classical music lovers were all dressed up and ready to hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, but arrived to find the musicians on strike!
“I don't know really what...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 7:46 PM
Getting lost during the national attention on the recent Chicago Teachers strike was that administrators in the Los Angeles Unified School District agreed to have student achievement be part of their job evaluation, an unprecedented arrangement.
| Sep 27, 2012
Bored and visibly sneering as she fiddles with her cellphone while sitting at her desk, the grade school teacher barely takes notice of the sweet young girl challenged by learning disabilities. The student stands nervously before the blackboard,...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:49 PM
Chicago Public Schools have announced the make-up days for the seven school days lost during the teacher strike.
For students on a traditional schedule, which is most of the system, the make-up days are:
- January 3 and 4
- Presidents Day, February 18
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:52 AM
Another teachers strike is possible, this one for North Shore School District-112.
The Highland Park-based school board and the teacher’s union have been meeting with a federal mediator since July, to come up with a contract.
| May 13, 2012
| 11:58 AM
The small stack of index cards tucked into Rahm Emanuel's suit jacket pocket are emblazoned with the mayoral seal and covered with blue ink.
Revised every other day, the tasks on the most high-powered to-do list in Chicago track with the mayor's six...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.