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  • Audit of CPS' procedures for rewarding noncompetive deals to be delayed

    Audit of CPS' procedures for rewarding noncompetive deals to be delayed
    A review of how Chicago Public Schools awards noncompetitive contracts that was promised by district officials in light of a federal criminal investigation is behind schedule. School board members last month said they followed the proper procedures in...
  • Zopp vs. Duckworth in Senate Democratic primary

    Zopp vs. Duckworth in Senate Democratic primary
    Andrea Zopp, head of the Chicago Urban League and a member of the embattled board of the city's public schools, said Friday she will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, setting up a primary fight next year with U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth....
  • If CPS put kids first, Chicago would grow

    If CPS put kids first, Chicago would grow
    Thanks to Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens for her heartfelt “shout-out” to Chicago Public Schools teachers (I was one for 17 years). Although I went to CPS schools from kindergarten through 12th grade, I never actually planned to teach in...
  • Illinois needs its teachers

    Illinois needs its teachers
    Our governor would like to end unions, reduce teachers’ pay by 7 percent and cut pensions. Most teachers are dedicated to their jobs and put in a lot of overtime that they don’t get paid for. After putting in a full day in the classroom, at...
  • CPS employee used principals' passwords in $870,000 scam, prosecutors say

    CPS employee used principals' passwords in $870,000 scam, prosecutors say
    A Chicago Public Schools employee stole more than $870,000 from two high schools in a scheme with four others after the principals of those schools gave him passwords to the district's automated payment system, prosecutors said Thursday. The...
  • The 7 percent solution to Chicago schools' cash woes

    The 7 percent solution to Chicago schools' cash woes
    "(Chicago Public Schools), which says it is wrestling with a $1.1 billion deficit weighted with pension payments, wants to save millions of dollars by having teachers pay more into their pension fund. The district wants to end a long-standing agreement .....
  • Letters to the editor

    Letters to the editor
    State budget cuts have substantial social costs While granted a small reprieve for fiscal year 2015, human service programs across Illinois will again face significant cuts in the state budget as Illinois rightly tries to put its fiscal house in order....
  • 5 charged in theft of more than $870,000 from Chicago Public Schools

    5 charged in theft of more than $870,000 from Chicago Public Schools
    Five men, at least one of them a former Chicago Public Schools employee, stand accused of stealing more than $870,000 from two city high schools by fraudulently billing for goods and services that were often never delivered. The theft, which authorities...
  • Chicago Public Schools debt also is downgraded to junk status

    Chicago Public Schools debt also is downgraded to junk status
    Chicago's beleaguered public school system faces a likely increase in borrowing costs, tough bank negotiations and even calls for emergency state oversight after a major rating agency on Wednesday lowered the school district's debt rating to junk status....
  • Jones Prep placed on lockdown after 'unspecified threat' on Facebook

    Jones Prep placed on lockdown after 'unspecified threat' on Facebook
    Jones College Prep High School in the South Loop was placed on "soft lockdown" Friday morning following what school officials said was "an unspecified threat received on Facebook," according to a message sent to parents. Chicago police and Chicago...
  • CPS cuts at every level

    So the Chicago Public Schools board proposes a 7 percent pay cut for its teachers because of a looming budget deficit. That is a significant amount of money to lop off one’s paycheck. Teachers work very hard in their position as they play many...