Wood Family Foundation plans to support 10 CPS schools

Former Cubs star Kerry Wood and his wife Sara are no strangers to lending a helping hand. They're expanding their premiere after-school program with Yates Elementary in Humboldt Park and look to serve 10 CPS schools within the next five years.

A look at TIF money that helped seal Chicago teacher deal

Part of the tentative deal between the nation's third-largest school district and the Chicago Teachers Union involves using $88 million from the millions of dollars the city takes in each year from its special taxing districts. Here's a look at how the at-times controversial tax increment financing, or TIF, funds work: