Supt. Eddie Johnson said the bill should put repeat gun offenders on notice that they will go to prison.
David Purnell was acquitted of all charges after being arrested Jan. 1, 2014.
The move is designed to raise the standards for all CPS preschool students, officials said.
The deadline for the grant from the South East Chicago Commission is Friday.
As CPS plans new neighborhood high schools, the share of students attending those schools is shrinking.
Donovan was on his way with his family to get Christmas haircuts in December 2013 when he was killed.
Murals, sculptures and installations will be unveiled in each of Chicago's 50 wards by the end of 2017.
Metra is reconsidering portions of the new electric line schedule after community meetings.
Orr, 72, who served 39 years in elected positions, will become a fellow at the University of Chicago.
The inspector general's office reviewed 300,000 emails during the probe.
The full City Council is expected to approve the crackdown at its meeting Wednesday.
The clock was derided as "tacky" by one aldermen. Activists criticized the 3-minute proposed limit.
The online search company released a list of "most Googled for" jobs in Chicago.
Emanuel said Tuesday he is planning to run for a third term as mayor of Chicago.
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