Chicago City Council

Chicago Reporter pushes city to secure vacant buildings, make banks pay up

The Chicago Reporter

Today, the Chicago City Council will hear an ordinance that would make banks that own vacant buildings secure their properties and pay up on their delinquent registration fees. That ordinance, supported by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is a direct result of a Chicago Reporter investigation.

On Wednesday, May 2, the Chicago City Council Committee on Education and Child Development held a hearing restorative justice in Chicago Public Schools. The committee heard testimony for over two hours on the damage done to students and their communities by harsh discipline measures, the benefits of restorative justice, and the need for the CPS central office to implement restorative strategies on a district wide level.

High HOPES coalition outlines plan to reduce school suspensions and expulsions in new report

Al Shaw

CHICAGO, March 14, 2012 (News Release) — Student, parent, community and faith leaders with the High HOPES Campaign today presented a resolution to the Chicago City Council, highlighting a new report by campaign leaders to reduce student suspensions, expulsions and arrests in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) through the use of restorative justice practices.

A new report released from the High HOPES Campaign shows how restorative justice practices could be used to reduce student student suspensions, expulsions and arrests in Chicago Public Schools (CPS).

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