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  • Chicago schools suspend contract with company under probe

    Chicago Public Schools is suspending its roughly $20 million contract with a suburban company under federal investigation. In a letter Tuesday, interim schools CEO Jesse Ruiz gave SUPES Academy 30-day notice as required by its agreement. School...
  • CPS' billion-dollar budget hole leaves unappealing options

    CPS' billion-dollar budget hole leaves unappealing options
    With a nearly empty rainy day fund, a bond rating on the edge of junk status and a new round of teacher contract negotiations underway, Chicago Public Schools has no clear way to fill its projected billion-dollar budget hole. After decades of poorly...
  • Ex-school board member gets 30 months in North Chicago kickback scandal

    Ex-school board member gets 30 months in North Chicago kickback scandal
    A former North Chicago School Board member was sentenced Tuesday to two and a half years in federal prison for receiving at least $566,000 in kickbacks from co-defendants who controlled transportation companies that received more than $21 million in...
  • Rauner tries to distance himself from CPS contract scandal

    Rauner tries to distance himself from CPS contract scandal
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday sought to distance himself and a private education group he helps fund from the growing scandal over a $20.5 million no-bid contract at Chicago Public Schools that is under federal investigation. The governor's...
  • Interim Chicago schools chief calls for independent audit

    The interim Chicago Public Schools CEO says he wants an outside firm to review the school district's contracting process. The move comes after CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced a leave of absence last week while federal authorities investigate a roughly...
  • Feds seek files on elite nonprofit in Chicago schools probe

    Federal investigators looking into Chicago Public Schools' dealings with a leadership training academy are also examining records involving an elite nonprofit group led by a powerful board comprised of movers and shakers. Authorities have sought...
  • Company with Baltimore County school contract under federal investigation in Chicago

    Company with Baltimore County school contract under federal investigation in Chicago
    Federal authorities are investigating SUPES Academy — an Illinois-based company that has trained school officials in Baltimore County and across the country — for a $20 million contract it has with Chicago Public Schools. The company's...
  • Feds eye CPS records on education group backed by state's, city's elites

    Feds eye CPS records on education group backed by state's, city's elites
    Federal corruption investigators looking into a $20.5 million no-bid contract at Chicago Public Schools also have asked for any records related to an elite nonprofit education group that has long been at the center of city school reform efforts —...
  • Spokeswoman: Emanuel supports leave for Chicago schools CEO

    A spokeswoman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he supports Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett's decision to take a leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a $20.5 million no-bid contract. Byrd-Bennett's attorney Michael Scudder...
  • CPS chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett on leave amid federal probe

    CPS chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett on leave amid federal probe
    Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett is taking a paid leave of absence in the face of a federal investigation that subpoenas show is taking a broad approach in its search for information about the district's decision to award a $20.5...
  • Rahm Emanuel wins second term; now comes the hard part

    Rahm Emanuel wins second term; now comes the hard part
    With his re-election victory Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel renewed his lease on a municipal fixer-upper, one with buckling and painful-to-repair financial underpinnings caused by decades of deferred maintenance. Some of the mayor's first-term repairs were...