| 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 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...
| 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...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 5:15 AM
Federal authorities are investigating Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and a $20.5 million contract the district awarded on a no-bid basis to a training academy that formerly employed her, sources said.
The CPS inspector general's...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 3:05 PM
Chicago Public Schools would get $33.3 million to soften the blow of recent state budget cuts under a plan approved Wednesday by the State Board of Education.
The money is part of a $97 million pot set aside to help struggling schools after lawmakers...
| 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...
| 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 1, 2015
| 5:34 PM
Hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren across the Chicago area will stay home from school Monday after Sunday's snowstorm dropped more than a foot of snow.
Chicago Public Schools on Sunday evening announced its third weather-related closing this year....
| Feb 13, 2015
| 10:05 AM
Television and film star Alec Baldwin, recently having returned from filming a role in "Mission Impossible 5," the latest in the franchise that has earned more than $2 billion worldwide, was talking on the phone from Manhattan about his upcoming trip to...