Robert F. “Bob” Bures


Employment History and Current Positions

Chicago Public Schools- 30 years

  • Teacher – History @ Morgan Park, Harlan and Steinmetz High Schools
  • Assistant Principal @ Corliss High School
  • Principal @ Oriole Park and Prussing Elementary Schools
  • Principal @ Prosser Vocational High School    
  • Consultant, CPS Department of Accountability, 2001-2003

Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund 5 Years – present

Retired Teachers Association of Chicago

  • Executive Director 2002-2012

Trustee, Village of Western Springs, 2006-2010

  • Chair, Finance Committee
  • Member, WS Fire and Police Department Pension Boards

Lyons Township Mental Health Commission, 2008-present

  • President (3 terms max) and current Treasurer
  • Ex Officio, all Committees


Chicago Public Schools K-12

  • Tonti Elementary and Lindblom High School, 1957
  • Illinois Institute of Technology BS, Political Science, 1961
    • 4 year Academic Scholarship 
  • Chicago Teachers College, MA, History, 1967
  • 36 Additional Graduate Hours, Educational Administration and Supervision


Retired Teachers Association of Chicago, Executive Director, 2002-2012

  • Grew Membership to over 11,000

Chicago Teachers Union

  • Elected Retiree Delegate to CTU House of Delegates 2012-2017
  • CTU, Member of CORE – current

Illinois Retired Teachers Association, Active Member

Western Springs Public Library Foundation, Immediate Past President

Aquin Guild, Board Member

Chicago Principals and Administrators Association, Member, Auxiliary XVI

Union League Club of Chicago, Member since 1994

  • Active participant of several committees

St. Jon of the Cross R.C. Church, Minister of Care, Men’s Club

Honors and Awards

Aquin Guild, Award of Excellence

City of Chicago, Superior Service Award

Citizen of the Year, 2010 Village of Western Springs, IL