| Apr 21, 2015
| 2:13 PM
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...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 8:38 AM
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.
| Apr 15, 2015
| 3:24 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday threw cold water on Gov. Bruce Rauner's suggestion that Chicago Public Schools should consider declaring bankruptcy to get its financial house in order, instead returning to the argument that the state should provide relief...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 7:13 PM
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...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 9:38 PM
The Chicago Teachers Union said Thursday that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had "ultimate authority" over his school board's decision to award a $20.5 million no-bid contract that is now the subject of a federal investigation.
Authorities are looking into both the...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 5:36 AM
With days remaining before Illinois schools can administer a new state-mandated test, Chicago Public Schools remains in a tight spot over the potential consequences of its decision to spurn the exam, officials acknowledged Wednesday.
| Mar 30, 2015
| 9:27 AM
Q: Many years past the Tribune posted a recipe for Giant Peanut Butter Cookies — the recipe was previously made in Chicago Public Schools. It is my family's favorite recipe, and I have misplaced it for a couple of years now.I have searched your...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:18 AM
Debating vaccination requirements isn’t new, but panic over the recent measles outbreak has triggered heated arguments and plenty of fresh questions. This issue goes beyond social media rants and false claims. So, what’s the real deal with...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 11:14 AM
The city's cash-strapped school system is seeking to borrow up to $700 million as finance officials work to manage the district's many debts.
Chicago Board of Education members on Wednesday voted 6-0 to approve a measure providing for up to $300 million...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 3:16 AM
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...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 10:23 AM
As a veteran Chicago Public Schools teacher, I’ve heard countless times that it’s obvious how I’ll vote the mayoral runoff. In truth, this decision has been anything but obvious for me, having to take into account who I am and what I...